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Liability Driven Investment Client Portfolio Management, VP/DIR

Company: BlackRock
Location: New York
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionAbout this roleWhat team will you be on?The Liability Driven Investment (LDI) business utilizes the breadth and depth of the entire fixed income platform when delivering investment solutions for our clients. BlackRock has been running LDI mandates for over 25 years, and we are passionate about crafting and implementing fixed income solutions to help institutional clients meet their long-term investment objectives. We are an investment team with offices located in New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, London, Gurgaon, and Budapest split across Client Portfolio Management and Core Portfolio Management sub-teams. With one of the most diverse set of capabilities and resources in the industry, we are uniquely positioned to be able to put our best ideas into practice. The Fixed Income departments at BlackRock, part of the comprehensive Portfolio Management Group (PMG), manage more than $2.5 trillion in fixed income assets across index, active, and the $300+ billion global liability driven strategies business. Why is your role important?With corporate pensions undergoing a historic shift, the need for thoughtful solutions to help clients protect plan funded ratios and the well-being of their beneficiaries has never been greater. At BlackRock, our aim is to ensure we are the leader when it comes to achieving these outcomes on behalf of our clients. The Client Portfolio Management team, within the LDI business, is responsible for the design, development and support of LDI solutions to institutional investors. The team is also the primary contact point for clients and consultants on all matters related to an LDI mandate. The team works closely with portfolio management partners across the Fixed Income platform who are responsible for trade construction and implementation of LDI portfolios. The Client Portfolio Manager plays a lead role in designing and delivering LDI strategies for our North American clients. What will you be doing?

  • Engage with existing and prospective pension clients to understand the nature of the client's investment problem and their outcome objectives
  • Create and deliver client and prospect presentations on topics including risk management, risk budgeting, asset allocation, and portfolio construction, in an asset-liability framework
  • Lead commercial strategy for individual client engagements, as well as contribute to business development, thought leadership and overall brand strategy across the business
  • Day-to-day client engagement (i.e. delivering portfolio and market updates, resolving client inquiries, training and educating)
  • Contribute to new product design, as well as the improvement of existing product offerings and servicing
  • Compose articles and white papers on relevant market and strategic topics of interest
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the full suite of solutions offered by the LDI business, and supporting, at times, assets managed by other investment areas within BlackRock What are we looking for?
    • 8+ years of LDI or relevant experience (ideally asset management, consulting, banking or actuarial services), working with institutional corporate pension fund or insurance clients
    • Excellent communication skills verbally and in writing; capable of explaining sophisticated concepts in simple terms
    • Relationship building excellence, internally and externally
    • Technical and fixed income market expertise, problem-solving skills
    • Commercial dexterity
    • Ability to build and contribute toward team cohesiveness and highest performance
    • Ownership and delivery of a top-quality client experience Our benefitsTo 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. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit - - Instagram: - Twitter: - LinkedIn: 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.

Keywords: BlackRock, New York , Liability Driven Investment Client Portfolio Management, VP/DIR, Executive , New York, New York

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