US Wealth Advisory Business Strategy - Associate/VP Job Listing at BlackRock in New York, NY (Job ID blackrock-123003)
Title: US Wealth Advisory Business Strategy - Associate/VP
Location: New York, NY
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 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’s US Wealth Advisory business (USWA”) manages over $700bn of assets on behalf of US retail investors across a diversified suite of investment strategies and vehicles. As part of a broad strategic review and ongoing internal integration of legacy business units, USWA is working to execute on a range of major initiatives to position our business for market leadership.
The US Wealth Advisory COO team is responsible for driving overall business unit strategy and execution against our strategic objectives. Our group, reporting to the Head of US Wealth Advisory, forms the connective tissue” of BlackRock’s US retail business, coordinating functional areas within the business and interactions with the broader BlackRock organization.
We are seeking a candidate to join our team in a business strategy role to support our efforts across our strategic growth plan. The work, particularly over the coming year, is expected to entail a significant amount of project management with a focus on working closely with business leaders to execute our growth initiatives. Projects may span product, distribution and marketing, among other functions. We are seeking an individual who can also contribute to ongoing refinement of our business vision – including development of strategic documents – and conduct data-driven analysis of internal and industry data to provide insight into business performance and competitive trends.
The ideal candidate is a high-energy, self-motivated individual excited to work in a fluid, fast-paced environment that will be the future growth engine for the world’s largest asset manager. Given the highly execution-focused nature of the work, experience in project management or management consulting is preferred. Top technical skills – in particular Powerpoint and Excel – are a must.
Primary responsibilities will include:
Leading or supporting project management of a range of USWA strategic initiatives
Enhancing the group’s perspective on external market trends, competitive dynamics and business implications through regular review and synthesis of BlackRock and external industry data and research
Leading the creation of strategic presentations for large clients, senior executives and BlackRock’s board of directors
Building and presenting sophisticated, insightful analytics on strategic initiatives and internal business operations
Maintaining complex internal and industry datasets and regularly drawing / presenting actionable insights
BA or BS required; major in Economics, Business, Finance or related fields preferred
Demonstrated experience with project management and interaction with various business constituencies to drive towards execution. Management consulting experience preferred
Knowledge of the retail asset management industry and key datasets (e.g., Simfund, Coates / Albridge Analytics) strongly preferred
Excellent presentation skills (oral and written) and analytical skills (including building models and managing complex XLS datasets)
Strong self motivation and ability to lead workstreams relatively independently
BlackRock is proud to be an E-Verify & Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer—M/F/D/V.
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