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Vice President, Index Equity Product Strategist

June 29, 2022
New York, San Francisco, United States of America


About this role

BlackRock’s ETF & Index Investments business (EII) manages $4.9 trillion in global index equity assets across US Equities, Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Commodities and REITs.

BlackRock is the leading provider of ETFs in the world, with over $3.1 trillion in assets under management. With a global footprint, strong client orientation and an innovative product range, iShares was the industry leader in flows in 2021. iShares operates over 1,200 ETFs, the broadest range of ETF investment options in the industry, offering exposure to virtually the entire investable universe. Differing product lines provide efficient exposure across equities, fixed income, real estate and commodities, as well as strategies such as smart beta and sustainable investing.

The Index and ETF Investments Business also is responsible for over $2.1 trillion in Index Equity products in non-iShares vehicles (pooled funds, separately managed accounts, and mutual funds) resulting in the ability to offer investors the industry's broadest array of investment choices. Our clients include corporate pension plans, public pension plans, central banks, sovereign wealth funds, foundations & endowments, and other institutional investors. The Index Equity Portfolio Management team has primary offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

Position Overview

As a strategist for the Index Equity Strategy team, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Institutional Index business’ growth. They will be responsible for maintaining deep relationships with clients and delivering the best of EII and BlackRock. The team coordinates closely with other BlackRock investment and distribution teams to deliver integrated solutions to meet each institutional client’s unique needs.

The responsibilities of the Strategy team span product development, research, client service, product positioning, reporting and education across EII’s full offering including commingled funds, separate accounts, mutual funds and iShares. This individual will support domestic equities, international equities, real estate equities, commodities, Smart Beta, and sustainable strategies across both Institutional and iShares channels.


  • Provide ongoing service and support to EII’s global clients and prospects. This will include responding to day-to-day client requests, pricing new business, completing RFPs/RFIs and other questionnaires, and assisting with the maintenance of business metrics.

  • Build and maintain product marketing materials, client presentations, and customized analyses that articulate strategy objectives, characteristics, performance, and relevant competitive advantages.

  • Advise clients on all aspects of portfolio strategy including portfolio management, trading, transitions, and securities lending. Articulate competitive advantages to clients.

  • Assist in the development of new product ideas.

  • Form relationships with various BlackRock groups in order to support the EII business including other teams of product specialists, distribution channels, and operational teams as needed.

  • Work closely with business leaders within EII and across BlackRock in order to identify commercial opportunities and deliver the full power of BlackRock to our clients.

  • Build and maintain consultative relationships with large pension, foundation, and endowment clients and prospects.


  • BA/BS in Finance, Economics, similar field or relevant experience. CFA or progress towards a CFA recommended.

  • 4+ years’ experience at a top financial institution, preferably within a large, integrated investment management firm in a client facing capacity.

  • Demonstrated success in client service and business development in an institutional setting.

  • The ability to build strong relationships with diverse sets of internal and external clients.

  • Ability to navigate, collaborate, and mobilize resources within a large, complex financial services organization.

  • Outstanding ability to influence and lead effectively across regions, functions and teams without direct authority.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills a requirement.

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills required (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

  • A solid understanding or exposure to Portfolio Management and Trading a plus. Experience with supporting data aggregators and tools such as Bloomberg and FactSet are also a plus.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

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