BlackRock Portfolio Engineer - Associate - Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.317 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock at https://twitter.com/blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock .

Job Description:

Our team represents the passion, energy and entrepreneurial spirit that grew us from a small company to the global firm we are today. Building a career with us goes beyond finance: we pride ourselves on making a difference in the lives of those who entrust us with their savings—the firefighters, teachers, workers, students and retirees who count on us to secure their future.

BlackRock has built its offering around its clients' greatest needs: providing breadth of capabilities - and depth of knowledge – across active and passive strategies, including iShares® ETFs. This is combined with a singular focus on delivering strong, consistent performance and an ability to look across asset classes, geographies and investment strategies to find the right solutions – all backed by the world-class risk-management capabilities of BlackRock Solutions®.

BlackRock is a truly global firm that combines the benefits of worldwide reach with local service and relationships. We manage assets for clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. The firm employs more than 10,000 professionals and maintains offices in 30 countries around the world. Our client base includes corporate, public, union and industry pension plans; governments; insurance companies; third-party mutual funds; endowments; foundations; charities; corporations; official institutions; sovereign wealth funds; banks; financial professionals; and individuals worldwide.

Job Purpose/Background:

Japan EII group is staffed with professionals who have significant experience within their respective markets. Our portfolio engineering team manages index equity funds including institutional mandates, ETFs and mutual funds for Japanese clients, and, all our clients benefit from our portfolio engineering expertise and risk management analytics. Japan EII portfolio engineers leverage the expertise of colleagues in the other locations through the shared world-class research, global trading knowledges and risk management platform. We would like to offer the opportunity to join Japan EII group as an Analyst/Associate, who will be stationed in Japan and support the day-to-day management of index equity portfolios as well as the development of the index equity business in Japan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily portfolio management tasks; liquidity management, portfolio rebalancing, risk and performance measurement.

  • Apply analytical and qualitative skills and market knowledge to portfolio design and new product development.

  • Support client-facing groups in research, client reporting and ad-hoc requests.

  • Research index events and evaluate trading opportunities. Perform pre-trade analysis, develop trading strategy with risk framework, and evaluate trading results and impact on the portfolio.

  • Work with colleagues of EII in SF, LDN, HK, and other locations, and achieve the best practice of index portfolio management.

  • Introduce global capability to Japan portfolios so that Japan clients can enjoy world-class index portfolio management.

Knowledge/Experience (Desirable):

  • Working knowledge of the operational aspects of portfolio management.

  • Understanding index methodologies and portfolio construction

  • Ability to contribute to system and process developments.

  • Skills of performance measurement and attribution.

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills in investments. Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, similar related field preferred, or relevant experience.

  • Keen interest in Financial Markets.

  • High level of attention to details.

  • A great team player with the ability to take ownership in assignments while producing high quality work in a demanding, fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English and Japanese.

  • Highly computer literate. Development Value: The role is part of an established global team managing the World’s largest book of index equity assets, servicing BlackRock’s primary institutional and retail clients. There are significant AUM growth opportunities and an expanding and innovative product suite across the index equity business. The role gives the opportunity to develop market knowledge and product awareness in a supportive and collaborative environment with access to highly respected colleagues carrying substantial industry experience. It is an opportunity to work in the premier index equity team globally, using industry leading portfolio management applications.

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.