Vice President, Portfolio Management - Index Products Vice President, Portfolio Management - Index  …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Vice President, Portfolio Management - Index Products

About this role

Your Team

Are you ready to join the world's largest asset manager and lead the way in index investing?

BlackRock's ETFs and Index Investments team (EII) safeguard over $5 trillion in global index equity assets across Global Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Commodities and Real Estate Investment Trusts. We offer investors one of the industry's biggest choices of index investments. Our global client base includes corporate and public pension plans, central banks, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors.

Our investment teams include professionals who have deep experience within their respective markets, looking after the assets of institutional and individual investors alike. Our clients benefit from our portfolio management expertise and strong risk and performance mindsets.

Our purpose is to help more and more people achieve greater financial wellbeing and it's something we feel passionately about!

Your Role and Impact

We have a superb opportunity for a Portfolio Engineer (PE) to join our London-based ETF and Index Investments team.

You'll be responsible for all aspects of index equity portfolio engineering, including the day to day portfolio management of our index funds, risk and performance analysis and business process reengineering. We're looking for individuals who are passionate about making a difference and have the know-how to make it happen. We're looking for both Students of the Market and Students of Technology!

Your Responsibilities

The responsibilities our PEs are given include:

  • Daily management of our index equity portfolios to ensure that corporate actions, index rebalances and cash flows are correctly traded
  • Performance and risk management
  • Helping to launch new funds and make changes to existing ones
  • Building our next generation investment platform
  • Working alongside our Product Strategy team to help respond to client queries and participating in client review and new business pitches
  • Contributing positively to our culture and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion

You Have

We're looking for experienced individuals who have:

  • Index Equity PM with 3-5 years experience
  • Portfolio construction experience managing segregated index equity portfolios or ETFs (including knowledge of ETF ecosystem and servicing)
  • Knowledge of index methodologies from multiple providers; MSCI, FTSE, STOXX, S&P
  • Understanding of corporate action methodologies and rebalance trading strategies
  • Able to support strategy and client facing teams with ad-hoc portfolio analysis and bespoke reporting
  • Familiar with portfolio onboarding/implementation lifecycle and transition management
  • Detailed understanding of portfolio level performance and attribution
  • Technology skills (Python, VBA) and application skills (Aladdin, Bloomberg, Factset) viewed favourably


The aptitudes we look for in our PEs include:

  • High attention to detail and accountability
  • The ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A desire to work collaboratively and great relationship-building skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills

This role is within the scope of the Senior Manager and Certification Regime(SMCR).

Key Regulatory Obligations

The successful candidate will be subject to both the Individual Conduct Rules and the Fitness and Propriety Rules of the FCA. As long as they remain a Certified Person it is their responsibility to continue to meet the required standards of fitness and propriety for their role.

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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