iShares EMEA ESG Sales, VP iShares EMEA ESG Sales, VP …

BlackRock
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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BlackRock
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Not Specified
About this role EII EMEA Sustainable Product Segment – Associate/VP The ETF and Index Investing (EII) EMEA Product Team is seeking a talented ESG Product Specialist for the Sustainable Product Segment. The Product Team is responsible for product management, new product innovation and commercialization of

About this role

EII EMEA Sustainable Product Segment – Associate/VP

The ETF and Index Investing (EII) EMEA Product Team is seeking a talented ESG Product Specialist for the Sustainable Product Segment. The Product Team is responsible for product management, new product innovation and commercialization of the iShares UCITS ETF range. Within the Product function, Product Segments are the primary commercial axis for execution of client and commercial strategy in the region, aligning it with global client, product and marketing functions for scale.  The Sustainable Product Segment is responsible for building and transforming the way investors understand, analyze and implement Sustainable/ESG ETFs within their portfolios This role will work closely with the BlackRock Sustainable team, the firm’s sustainable investment strategies platform, as well as partners across Sales, Marketing and the overall ETF business.

Role Description

A key member of the EII EMEA Specialist Sales team, with responsibility for growing the adoption of Sustainable ETFs in the EMEA region, providing product expertise, competitive positioning and supporting analysis to drive iShares product selection.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience within the Sustainable Investing space and serve as a technical expert on ESG ETFs product suite and influence/oversee the crafting and delivery of product analysis for the EMEA client base. Ability to partner with teams across functions and aptitude to navigate the product set will be integral component to successfully engage with clients.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in ESG research, client facing experience acquired via investment consulting or sales, broad sustainable product knowledge and investment systems expertise in order to effectively interface with client contacts as well as members of the iShares distribution, product and portfolio management teams. In addition to strong technical skills and product expertise, the role requires an understanding of the ETF sales process and client characteristics in EMEA. The candidate profile will require a combination of quantitative skills, ESG research expertise, strategic thinking, organizational agility and practical investment experience to ensure the effective partnership with clients and collaboration with generalist sales to win new business and/or deepen large existing relationships to grow the adoption of Sustainable ETFs in the EMEA region.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated experience with Sustainable Investing topics (as an investor, research professional or sales) and understanding of the needs and demands of clients.
  • Engage with clients providing detailed ESG product analysis, such as single or multiple ETFs/mutual fund comparative returns analysis, holdings analysis, ESG characteristics and risk and return attribution.
  • Influence creation of scalable content through leverage of technology mediums (Bloomberg and Aladdin), while keenly focusing on data integrity.
  • Along with EMEA Investment Strategy and Insights (ISI)/Marketing/US teams, drive the creation and delivery of product specific strategies and content to drive iShares sales.
  • Partner with sales management to steward the sustainable funds’ sales pipeline as well as with Product Research and Innovation management for the future sustainable product development pipeline
  • Successfully lead product-related discovery and delivery of client meetings/conference calls. 
  • Continually expand and deepen ESG related investment, portfolio construction and iShares product knowledge base. Stay abreast of current market environment and the latest relevant ESG research.
  • Serve as an active participant in cross-divisional teams across BlackRock
  • Serve as a speaker/participant at BlackRock sponsored and industry conferences as needed.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree required
  • Fluency in French or German
  • 3+ years industry experience, specifically extensive investment management knowledge and experience
  • Experience interfacing with EMEA based clients.
  • ETF product familiarity and industry experience.
  • Strong analytical skills: proven experience with Excel VBA, Python, Morningstar Direct, Factset, Bloomberg or similar systems required.
  • Strong ESG research skills: proven experience in working with MSCI ESG Research, Sustainalytics or other similar ESG research tools. 
  • High level of self-motivation as well as leadership skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Extensive client facing experience (investment consulting/sales), required.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task, prioritize and collaborate vertically/horizontally in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to travel regionally and globally, ~25%.

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