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Fixed Income Product Strategist, Systematic Fixed Income, VP/Director

Job Description

The Systematic Fixed Income business applies cutting-edge quantitative strategies to generate alpha for clients from security selection, macro and relative value opportunities The Systematic Fixed Income team offers an array of fixed income products designed to meet specific client risk and return profiles. Incorporating the expertise of our sector specialists, each client portfolio is tailored to reflect specific investment guidelines and objectives with respect to interest rate exposure, sector allocation and credit quality.

The Product Strategy team is responsible for the development of Fixed Income products for Institutional and Retail clients, and representing these products to internal and external clients including investment consultants, existing clients and prospects. The universe of products includes index, factor and active products.  The team is centrally involved in the firm’s thought leadership agenda. Critical to the success of the Product Strategy team is the maintenance of strong relationships with the Institutional Client Business (ICB) and Retail Sales groups, who are responsible for managing and developing BlackRock’s client relationships.

Job Purpose/Background:

BlackRock’s Systematic Fixed income team is looking for a VP/Director level strategist to support efforts to develop and promote initiatives in the institutional and retail business.

The individual will work in partnership with sales, marketing and other key stakeholders to promote and support the products.  This will include working on presentation slides, marketing materials, RFPs, reports and client queries as well as presenting to clients.   Responsibilities also include supporting senior product strategists, fund managers, institutional and retail sales teams in promoting Systematic Fixed Income products.  The successful candidate will possess knowledge of fixed income, the cross-border fund marketplace, investment management and global economics. They will also have a very good understanding of the needs of a very wide range of clients. Additionally, the candidate must have exceptional communication skills and the ability to form trusted relationships and work across the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside portfolio managers and product strategists to represent specific institutional and retail focused products to external and internal stakeholders. 
  • Work with Systematic Fixed Income teams to create simple, cost effective systematic solutions to identifiable client needs or themes.
  • Deepen internal relationships with country sales teams to understand and identify potential gaps in product range, identify industry trends.  
  • Present our funds and market views to existing and potential clients
  • Support sales and marketing activities including pitch book generation, RFPs, market commentaries. Complete a wide variety of ad hoc client requests and strive to deliver a superior level of client service.
  • Work on written investment review and outlook materials and collateral with a strong attention to detail.
  • Be responsive to client requests and queries, including supporting often very complicated and deep due diligence processes.


Specialist Experience

  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Post graduate qualifications favourable (CFA, MBA)
  • IMC preferred
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential
  • Preference for other languages to a business standard
  • Proven financial services experience
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint essential; Bloomberg and other market data systems useful


A successful candidate will have:

  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to quickly form meaningful working partnerships
  • Strong understanding of the asset management industry and capital markets, particularly in fixed income
  • Strong knowledge of global economics and markets and an interest in current affairs and events
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to clearly articulate fixed income concepts, ideas, and processes
  • Team player and a collaborative and cooperative approach to tasks
  • Disciplined organisation skills.
  • Ambitious work ethic and professional disposition


Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.

Company Information



Job Summary

  • United Kingdom
  • Finance
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
19 July 2019
Applications Deadline
04 October 2019

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