Associate, Infrastructure Investments Associate, Infrastructure Investments …

BlackRock
in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Oct 20
Competitive
BlackRock
in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Oct 20
Competitive
Associate, Infrastructure Investments
Description

About this role

BlackRock has an opportunity for a qualified candidate to join the firm as an Associate-level investment professional in the BlackRock Infrastructure Solutions business, based in New York City. The candidate will support the origination, underwriting, execution, and ongoing management of infrastructure investments (primaries, secondaries, and direct co-investments), predominantly with a focus on North America and Latin America. 

Background

BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management, and advisory services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions - from private markets offerings seeking to deliver uncorrelated returns, to rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance, to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world's capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds, and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

BlackRock Infrastructure Solutions is a division within BlackRock's infrastructure investment group. Since its establishment in 2011, BlackRock's infrastructure investment group has become one of the leading platforms in the industry, with over $25bn of assets under management on behalf of institutional and retail investors across the world. BlackRock's infrastructure investment group encompasses various strategies, including direct private equity (including renewable power and energy & power), debt, public securities, and multi-manager investing, executed through commingled funds and separately managed accounts.

BlackRock Infrastructure Solutions is the firm's infrastructure private equity multi-manager solutions group with offices in New York City, London, and Zurich. BlackRock Infrastructure Solutions is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial business that builds and implements outcome-oriented infrastructure private equity portfolios for institutional investors globally through investments into funds (primaries and secondaries) and direct co-investments. The team employs a diversified approach, investing across sectors - including transportation, energy, power & utilities, telecommunications, social, and water - as well as across geographies. With a track record of over 100 investments executed since 2008, BlackRock Infrastructure Solutions has one of the most experienced infrastructure multi-manager teams in the industry.

Key Responsibilities
  • Financial modeling: Developing, analyzing, and dissecting financial models in order to assess investment opportunities
  • Investment due diligence: Conducting due diligence and financial review of investment opportunities, preparing investment decision materials, and presenting to the investment committee and clients
  • Investment execution: Coordinating with service providers and internal BlackRock groups (e.g. legal, tax, risk) to manage the closing of new investments
  • Investment monitoring: Monitoring performance developments in portfolio investments and preparing materials in support of internal performance review meetings, external investor reports, and board meetings
  • Market research: Researching and presenting market trends across the infrastructure investment universe
  • Portfolio management: Developing fund models, conducting cash flow forecasts, and supporting the portfolio allocation and portfolio construction processes for accounts under management
  • Client management: Supporting fundraising and client engagements in the Americas region


Development Value
  • Significant exposure to the infrastructure private equity universe through fund investments and direct co-investments
  • Ability to work on a diverse set of transactions across sectors and geographies
  • Entrepreneurial team with strong values and a focus on career development
  • Collaborative work environment with a transparent investment culture
  • Strong brand in the asset management and infrastructure industry
  • Ability to travel and work across different global locations


Basic Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree with strong academic track record
  • 3+ years of relevant investment experience or financial training (e.g. infrastructure investment management, private equity, leveraged finance, investment banking, corporate M&A, and/or management consulting)
  • Fluency in English
  • Expert in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Financial modelling capabilities (ability to understand and develop operating models, project finance / LBO models, valuation models, fund cash flow models, etc.)
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and critical thinking with the ability to identify and assess investment risks
  • Intellectual curiosity and keen interest in financial markets
  • Ability to manage workload effectively and deliver quality work on schedule in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail
  • Self-starter with interest in undertaking leadership responsibilities over time
  • Ability to work with a cross-border team
  • Strong interest in infrastructure and multi-manager investing


Preferred Qualifications
  • Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, and/or Economics or equivalent
  • Business-level proficiency in other languages (written and oral)


About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

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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