BlackRock Aladdin Business - Relationship Manager, Director in London, United Kingdom


BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At December 31, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.1 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at at | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: at | LinkedIn:

Business Unit Overview:

BlackRock Inc. is a preeminent global firm, providing investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional and individual investors around the world. BlackRock Solutions (BRS) provides clients with access to the intellectual capital, risk analytics and investment platform used to support BlackRock's asset management business. By combining sophisticated risk analytics and investment systems with capital markets and business process expertise, BlackRock Solutions helps clients address a variety of risk management and investment process challenges. BlackRock Solutions’ Aladdin® platform is an operating system for investment managers that combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making, effective risk management, efficient trading and operational scale

Job Purpose/Background:

The Aladdin Relationship Management Group manages the partnerships formed with each BlackRock Solutions client. The Aladdin Relationship Manager (RM) is the trusted advisor, problem solver and business partner to Aladdin clients. They are the key point of contact and are charged with driving and deepening the relationship over time. The Aladdin RM is highly focused on understanding the needs and evolving priorities of client organisations and on providing investment process solutions that leverage the capabilities of the entire BlackRock Solutions organization.

The successful candidate will join BlackRock Solutions (BRS) as a member of the Aladdin RM team supporting BlackRock Solutions' clients in EMEA. As well as partnering with clients to deliver their change programmes, the role of the Relationship Manger is to ensure they are taking full advantage of Aladdin’s constantly evolving functionality, including contributing to the ‘collective intelligence’ that allows Aladdin to continue to be the industry-leading investment management platform

Key Responsibilities:

  • Own relationships with client teams including senior management (e.g. Chief Investment Officer, Head Portfolio Managers, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Operations). Understand their business objectives and needs, and help them leverage BRS expertise to achieve their organisation’s goals.

  • Project Management: as an extension of the client’s in-house team, work with clients to create and manage project plans, coordinating resources across multiple functional areas within BRS

  • Consultancy: work with clients to solve their problems and share your knowledge relating to Aladdin functionality, workflows and market best-practices

  • Work closely with the client and Aladdin Product Managers to support client development needs

  • Build strong internal relationships within BlackRock Solutions, and the wider BlackRock globally, in support of your clients


  • Relevant work experience in the financial services industry; familiarity with buy-side investment management workflows

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop lasting partnerships with client’ senior management

  • Working understanding of equity, fixed income and derivative markets

  • Entrepreneurial approach to large, complex projects, with a flair for problem solving

  • Well organised with the ability to manage multiple priorities with a hands on approach

  • Self-starter who enjoys a fast-paced, high-intensity environment and works well as part of a team

  • Superior communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts simply and clearly to clients

  • Willing to travel overseas, European language skills would be advantageous

Job Function: Sales/Relationship Management

Organization: BRS - Aladdin

Title: Aladdin Business - Relationship Manager, Director

Primary Location: EMEA-United Kingdom-London

Requisition ID: 170449

Job Posting: Feb 28, 2017, 12:00:00 AM

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