Financial Markets Advisory, Sustainability Analytics, Vice President / Associate Financial Markets Advisory, Sustainability  …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Jan 22
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Jan 22
Financial Markets Advisory, Sustainability Analytics, Vice President / Associate

About this role

About this Role

The Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) business delivers a range of advisory services including sustainability, capital markets, portfolio construction and data & analytics solutions to official sector and financial institution clients globally, including banks and insurance companies. We support our clients on their most critical and complex financial issues - from managing the low carbon transition of the economy and financial sector, to unwinding portfolios of assets, to crafting and executing institutional programmes to support the economy for example through bond purchase programmes or infrastructure investments.

We leverage the firm's sophisticated sustainability, capital markets, data & analytics, and technology capabilities to deliver impact-oriented advisory services.

We are looking to recruit Vice President(s)/Associate(s) focusing on Sustainability Analytics to join the team based in London.

Key responsibilities

This role will be responsible for helping drive and support Sustainability Analytics across Financial Services industry and Official Sector institutions, as well as leading and/or participating in the execution of sustainability analytics across client engagements. The role also entails regular cross-divisional collaboration on sustainability topics with other BlackRock divisions.

BlackRock's sustainability analytics efforts currently focus on transition and physical risk measurement, net zero analytics, and ESG scoring. This is supported by the sustainability modelling and analytics suite available within Aladdin, as well as broader BlackRock sustainability capabilities.

Specifically, the candidate will be expected to:

  • Enforce BlackRock's fiduciary culture of providing the highest quality service and work product to our clients

  • Participate in the development of our Sustainability and Climate product offerings in line with evolving client needs

  • Actively contribute to business development and relationship management, working alongside the broader team to conceive, develop, and market innovative solutions for new and existing clients

  • As an Associate in the team you are expected to:

    • Take on responsibility over a part of project activities/ workstreams, independently or with support of junior team members

    • Support project managers in day-to-day activities, including internal and external stakeholder management

  • As a Vice President in the team you are expected to:

    • Direct and manage large, multi-disciplinary project teams incorporating teams of subject matter experts, data and analytical experts, researchers, and generalists

    • Contribute to client outreach on sustainability analytics and modelling topics

    • Lead internal / client project design and planning (internal and client), defining deliverable structure / content, and developing timelines

    • Act as a mentor and coach to junior staff, providing guidance on project work

Key skills and qualifications

The candidate will possess demonstrated analytics and product development capabilities, and a track record of accomplishments in analytics development and deployment for the financial sector.

Key qualifications for candidates interested in joining FMA include:

  • 3+ years of experience (Vice President: 5+ years) in financial services, consulting, research, or other relevant fields, with a track record of outstanding achievements

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and/or drive the work of teams in the development and execution of projects related to analytics and models, such as transition risk or net zero models

  • Understanding of the rapidly evolving sustainability and climate risk analytics landscape, incl. scenarios, measurement techniques, their application to asset portfolios, and client demand drivers (e.g., net zero commitments, regulatory stress testing)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including an ability to synthesize complex ideas into clear messages and acumen with clients and internal partners

  • Good Excel skills; Python skills a plus

  • Experience using and/or developing analytical systems / tools / infrastructure, a plus

  • Undergraduate and/or advanced degree from a top academic program focused on finance / capital markets, engineering, environmental, or related fields

Characteristics we seek include:

  • Demonstration of a high degree of client focus and entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to drive a business in a fast-moving environment

  • Action-oriented approach and willingness to contribute in a hands-on way

  • Team-player attitude with collaborative instincts and strong interpersonal skills

  • Unquestioned integrity and the highest ethical standards

  • Courage of convictions and the ability to respectfully debate the status quo; and

  • Executive presence and the ability to lead client conversations.

Your learning & development will include:

  • Deep and continuous learning experience facing innovative and complex challenges and evolving market trends

  • Gaining broad exposure to some of the most pressing topics in the financial sector

  • Building project management and leadership skills by executing and leading projects

  • Developing client management and commercial skillset through exposure to business development opportunities during client meetings and project execution

  • Becoming part of one of the most innovative firms in financial services, the largest investor in the world (incl. Aladdin) renowned for its One BlackRock culture

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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