Vice President ,BII APAC Portfolio Strategist

Singapore, Singapore
08 Mar 2023
30 Mar 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Team Overview:
The BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) is a global team which uses the firm's expertise and generates proprietary research to provide insights on long-term asset allocation, the global economy, markets and geopolitics - all to help our clients and portfolio managers navigate financial markets. As a unique center of excellence, BII offers strategic and tactical market views, publications and digital tools that are underpinned by proprietary research. Our aim is to secure a better financial future for our clients by helping them understand what is in their portfolio and determine the mix of asset classes that fit their risk and return needs.

The Portfolio Research Group in BII strives to be viewed as credible and objective by both clients and academia, building o state-of-the-art academic research and using the expertise of BlackRock's investment teams to deliver complex analytics, practical and actionable content to the rest of the firm.

This specific role will be situated in APAC, an area of strategic growth for BlackRock. The role will include working closely with the BII Chief Asia Strategist in both creating thought leading content and disseminating those insights both to colleagues and externally.
Key Responsibilities:

Located in Singapore, the primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Generating BlackRock's Capital Market Assumptions. You will help us build new innovative quantitative models to project the returns of assets through time, as well as play a key role in developing and automating forecasting models.
  • Developing new investment frameworks. You will come up with new analytical methodologies to improve the construction of portfolios and help clients meet their long-term investment objectives.
  • Prototyping new optimization and other asset allocation models. Work with advanced optimization algorithms to develop BlackRock's approach to portfolio construction.
  • Delivering content to build our brand: You will help us to communicate our research via internal and external publications, partnership with BlackRock's investment teams and participation in conferences, client meetings and media appearances.
  • Driving internal adoption: You will work with team members to disseminate the group's research with internal stakeholders and work with them to facilitate its use and adoption
Knowledge / Experience:
  • A demonstrably quantitative and creative mind, with a degree in a quantitative field (e.g. economics, finance, engineering, physics, and math)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to distil research for broad consumption
  • Strong statistical modelling and data analysis skills
  • Open-minded thought process and intellectual curiosity
  • Motivated teammate, flexible in approach and ability to work independently
  • Responsive with keen attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of the use of computer technology in financial and economic research, with strong statistical package programming skills (e.g., Matlab, R, Python) Intuition for and a passion in financial markets and with experience in the finance sector

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.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

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 Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.
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