Associate, Investment Guidelines Compliance

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

About this role

Portfolio Compliance Group Implementation Team

Have a passion for the investment industry and an interest in programming? Are you a compliance professional who is looking for a rewarding, challenging, multi-faceted role with the world's largest asset manager? Look no further! BlackRock is currently seeking a Portfolio Compliance Implementation Associate to become a member of our team. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace a new joiner's rare skills, eagerness, and passion while giving the opportunity to grow professionally and as an individual.

Team Overview:

Our Portfolio Compliance Group (PCG) is accountable for implementing controls & processes to ensure we stay in line with all applicable regulatory and portfolio issued guidelines.

We are very passionate about this opportunity! The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn about all internal business departments and investment products across BlackRock globally. You can expect to acquire knowledge of global regulatory regimes and jurisdictions as well as an opportunity to grow, develop skills and build a strong network within the team and also across the firm.

Primary responsibilities include:

The role is part of our Implementations team within PCG. You will be primarily responsible for interpreting and analyzing the investment guidelines of our clients and coding them into BlackRock's compliance system. Our primary compliance system is Aladdin, where we code the guidelines using BlackRock's proprietary coding language, which is similar to SQL. There are many ways in which we use coding in this role:

  • New account coding - interpreting the client's investment guidelines from the completed Investment Management Agreement (IMA) and implementing the required controls through coding of compliance rules in BlackRock's Aladdin platform.
  • Guideline changes - supporting the process through which a client may change their investment guideline provisions over time, based on their preferences or market conditions. The coding may need to be updated in Aladdin to reflect the updated requirements for clients. We also maintain restrictions on behalf of Legal & Compliance
  • Crafting new system rules, improving existing compliance coding, and investigating or trouble shooting potential errors when needed
  • Coordinating the implementation of Manual tests, where a rule cannot be implemented in Aladdin.

Through your training and performance of the role, you will also have exposure to the following:
  • Becoming acquainted with BlackRock's various Aladdin applications, trade flow process, and data environment
  • Participating in efficiency and improvement initiatives by providing ideas and suggestions on possible improvements to systems or processes
  • Leading or running strategic projects and initiatives

To be successful, candidates will need to demonstrate the following skills:
  • Experience of working in the investment management industry and knowledge of investment products is desired, along with a background in finance or similar fields.
  • Strong technical knowledge will be a significant advantage. Specifically, knowledge of programming languages (such as Visual Basic, C++, or Java) and an understanding of relational database concepts (including SQL).
  • Ability to manage expectations from both internal and external stakeholders

Other key technology skills we look for include:
  • Aladdin suite experience
  • Coding experience within Compliance Monitoring tools (Aladdin, Sentinel, Charles River, thinkFolio, or In-House systems) (preferable)
  • Strong Microsoft Office knowledge

We are a global firm, and we need someone who is confident in working as part of a team that spans many functions, geographies and partners with a pragmatic approach and good judgement.

The role demands strong time management, being able to priorities and keeping calm under pressure in what can be a challenging environment.

Other key skills we are looking for include:
  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and attention to detail
  • Dedicated approach to issue resolution
  • Ability to handle complexity and not being afraid to ask difficult questions

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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