BlackRock China Product Strategist / Quantitative Portfolio Manager, Vice President in Shanghai, China

BlackRock Company Description:

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At June 30, 2017, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.689 trillion. BlackRock helps clients 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®. Headquartered in New York City, as of September 30, 2013, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in 30 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa


Business Overview:

BlackRock’s Asian and GEMS Fundamental Equity (FE) team is seeking GEMS China Portfolio Manager & Product Strategist based in the BlackRock Shanghai office. This role will be seen as a key link to both the San Francisco / Hong Kong based APAC Active Equity teams and the China account management teams, managing rebalances of BlackRock’s onshore China Opportunities Equity Fund and upcoming Active Equity launches and dealing with day-to-day queries on the investment decisions and product related details. The successful individual will be a key member of the team and will also be responsible for providing not just individual equity calls but also identifying, and communicating, the investment implications for Global Emerging Market equities.

Product Strategist Responsibilities:

  • Researching local market demand and localizing quant equity products

  • Act as a credible ambassador representing the quant equity portfolio management teams to Chinese regulators

  • Drive business growth in the onshore China region by proactively building client relation

  • With Portfolio Manager and Hong Kong based Strategist oversight, prepare portfolio reviews, commentaries and other timely marketing materials that can be shared with account managers and clients. Promote high quality output and maintain oversight for all materials produced in local language

  • Meet with clients, prospects and internal colleagues to explain the investment philosophy, process, and product performances of the onshore Fund in local language

Additional Portfolio Management Responsibilities:

  • Portfolio rebalance and trade list generation, ensuring consistency with China model insights and market movements

  • Analyzing performance to understand model and risk factor contributions to returns

  • Identifying and monitoring factor exposures and event risks

  • Implementing systematic risk controls

  • Owning portfolio management-related operational issues and working cross-functionally

  • Maintain and up-to-date knowledge base on the investment team’s latest investment signals employed in the Fund


  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in the investment management industry or financial regulatory positions

  • Practical experience on portfolio analysis and/or portfolio management

  • Proven knowledge and experience with China onshore institutional investors and/or fund distributors

  • Proven marketing and client interacting skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Mandarin General understanding of statistical concepts and quant investment preferred

  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and prioritize

  • Ability to navigate complex organizations

  • Well organized and disciplined

  • Effective team player and strong interpersonal skills

  • CFA and/or post graduate degree preferred

  • Practical experience working with large data sets is a plus, as is proficient use of databases, and modeling and statistical packages (e.g. MATLAB, Python, R) preferred

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer—M/F/D/V.

Job Function: Investment Management (Trading, Research, Portfolio Management)

Organization: APAC Executive

Title: China Product Strategist / Quantitative Portfolio Manager, Vice President

Primary Location: Asia Pacific-China-Shanghai

Requisition ID: 172827

Job Posting: Oct 6, 2017, 3:03:57 AM

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