Vice President | Chief of Staff for Head of APAC Wealth | Singapore

Singapore, Singapore
21 Jun 2022
21 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Wealth Segment Description

The Wealth team is responsible for understanding market trends and client needs across Asia-Pacific's diverse Wealth markets and translating these into commercial opportunities for our business. The team works with regional distributors and banks, as well as global private banks and insurers to offer the full range of BlackRock active funds, ETFs and alternatives products.

We partner with clients to build bespoke solutions that meet their specific needs, while offering model portfolios and discretionary investment offerings backed by our market-leading in-house technology and risk analytics. The team sits across Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China Offshore, Australia and Japan, and works closely with colleagues around the globe to deliver the best of BlackRock to APAC Wealth investors.

Job Purpose/Background:

We are looking for a Chief of Staff to support the Head of APAC Wealth, working closely with our regional teams and senior leaders across the Wealth business and broader firm. The candidate will serve as a trusted advisor to the Head of APAC Wealth, working as an agent of change across the APAC Wealth organization.

The role will require close cross-functional and cross-regional partnership to ensure that key priorities for the business are achieved and that high-impact projects are on track for delivery. The successful candidate will be expected to stay on top of market developments, investment trends and business performance - and be able to represent the Head of Wealth when needed. They should also be able to maintain direct interactions with key clients and build a strong internal network at the firm, including with senior stakeholders. The ability to operate with discretion and maturity across cultural contexts is also key to success in this role.

Key Responsibilities:

Prioritize and prepare for external and internal engagements
  • Draft presentations, talking points and briefing memos for the Head of Wealth's client engagements, industry or internal conferences, board presentations, etc.
  • Prepare and execute (or oversee the execution of) clear action items and commitments for the Head of Wealth's meetings
  • Proactively manage relationships internally and externally; serve as an ambassador and provide context to key stakeholders to
  • Coordinate and consolidate input on strategic priorities for the APAC Wealth business
  • Handle special projects and ad hoc incoming requests

Drive progress around strategic priorities
  • Scope, plan, and partner on strategic priorities that support the APAC Wealth business, including regional initiatives, internal and external engagements, and content for client engagements
  • Ensure all projects have accountable ownership, clear timelines, context for partners, specific and measurable deliverables, and alignment with business priorities
  • Act as a thought partner to the Head of Wealth and other Wealth business leaders
  • Proactively identify potential issues/pain points and take steps to mitigate or escalate as necessary
  • Collaborate and partner with colleagues at all levels of BlackRock to drive projects through to completion - including with colleagues based in other regions
  • Work closely with the APAC Chairperson's office and the APAC Wealth COO team on key strategic and business initiatives
  • Navigate the matrix organization effectively to obtain necessary fact-checking and insights in a timely measure


  • 7+ years of industry experience in a directly relevant field (financial services, management consulting or similar)
  • Unquestioned integrity, discretion and the highest ethical standards
  • Sense of urgency around client, management and partner requests
  • Strong ownership mentality and extremely high attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate upcoming deliverables and objectives, influence stakeholders and effectively manage projects with lead time, clear and consultative guidance, and empathy
  • Team player with high level of motivation and inquisitiveness, comfort with ambiguity and the ability to function well under stress or time pressure
  • Intellectually curious with the ability to take initiative and deliver results in a matrixed organization
  • A strong understanding of the APAC Wealth business and the broader asset and wealth management industry
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced PowerPoint and business writing skills; ability to quickly produce management-level presentations, business memos and exhibits utilizing data and synthesizing key information

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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