Aladdin Business, Client Engagement, Associate

Zurich, Switzerland
25 Feb 2023
19 Mar 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Are you a highly motivated professional interested in building a career in FinTech? Can you shape and enhance clients' investment processes? Do you thrive on working with clients to solve complex problems?

Can you deliver in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges?

If this sounds like you, then join our Aladdin® business. As a member of one of BlackRock's fastest growing areas you will have the commercial and client-facing skills to work on the complete investment lifecycle - using innovative technology to help some of the largest institutions and investors in the world.
In this role, you will:
  • Own relationships with client teams, including senior collaborators (e.g. Head of Risk, Head of Fixed Income desk etc.)
  • Develop a deep understanding of your client's business objectives, and help leverage Aladdin expertise to achieve their organization's goals
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to our clients, aiming to identify, understand, and solve sophisticated problems
  • Build strong internal relationships within BlackRock Solutions, and the wider BlackRock globally, in support of your clients
  • Mobilize Aladdin's suite of risk modeling capabilities to deliver outstanding solutions for our clients
  • Work closely with Aladdin product managers, developers, and financial modelers to foster the value proposition of the Aladdin platform
We have:
  • The feel of a start-up with the backing of the world's largest asset manager
  • A multifaceted environment with professional growth opportunities and a welcoming employee culture
  • Sophisticated clients who call on our expertise to achieve strategic objectives ranging from streamlining workflows to implementing creative and innovative solutions
  • An organization that prides itself on delivering an outstanding user experience
You have:
  • A working understanding of equity, fixed income, alternatives, and derivative markets and analytics, with experience in advising clients on portfolio strategies, portfolio optimization, risk assessments, and performance attribution
  • Familiarity with buy-side investment management workflows, proficient in market trends
  • A consultative approach to understanding client needs and a passion for solving problems
  • Well organised with the ability to balance multiple priorities with a hands-on approach
  • Strong curiosity about technology and an interest in learning new systems
  • Emotional ownership, pride in what you do and a strong team ethos
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop lasting partnerships with client' senior management
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey sophisticated concepts simply and clearly to clients
  • Self-starter who enjoys a fast-paced, high-intensity environment and works well as part of a multi-disciplinary global team
  • 4+ years of experience in Financial Services, Technology, Consulting or Buy Side firm.
  • Business fluent in German and English
You may have:
  • Direct portfolio / risk management, trading, analyst experience
  • Proficiency in data science
  • A solid understanding of SQL, UNIX, VBA, R, Python or similar tools, and/or Aladdin
  • CFA, FRM or other professional qualifications

Who are our clients?

Portfolio managers, risk professionals, operations experts, and data analysts at all levels of an organization. The Aladdin platform empowers users from all walks of life to achieve their investment and risk management goals by providing them with direct access to the best-in-class investment technology, innovative risk modelling methods and a dedicated team of service specialists. We pride ourselves on delivering a differentiated service, not software.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; 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, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.
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