Posted on 2021-09-23

Associate | Regional Due Diligence Specialist | Singapore

BlackRock

Description

About this role

Team Description

The Client Business teams are responsible for the strategy and distribution of BlackRock’s products, including open-end funds, closed-end funds, alternatives, and managed accounts, among others, working in partnership with financial intermediaries. We have teams across U.S. and Canada, EMEA, (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

Due Diligence Specialist

The due diligence specialist is part of a dedicated team within the Client Business that focuses on servicing Fund Selector clients for the BlackRock APAC Client business. The specialist role is to develop and maintain Fund Selector client relationships, focusing on understanding client priorities and firm initiatives to build new product approval pipeline and service existing business.

The due diligence specialist is responsible for delivering the highest level of service excellence to Fund Selector clients, in a way that prioritises resources in the most effective way. Your main responsibilities include:

Relationship management

  • As a Relationship Manager, you will develop, manage and strengthen relationships with Fund Selector clients in AxJ by identifying new business opportunities and developing strategic alliances with key partners to grow assets.

  • Be the face of the firm, able to speak holistically across the value of the firm and full spectrum of the firm’s offerings.

  • Position yourself as a reliable source of product information, recent internal publications and announcements. Become an expert on product performance, peer performance, fund strategies and product positioning.

  • Liaise with client business teams to establish product pipelines and provide communication on progress of client conversation and action points.

Client Servicing Activities

  • Responsible for, answering clients queries on products and other firm related matters.

  • Ensure effective and timely preparation pre client meetings/calls and follow up post client meetings/calls to ensure monetisation of opportunities. This may involve preparing bespoke product pitch materials, sending performance analysis or competitor positioning pieces.

  • Respond and support internal sales teams on all aspects of due diligence process

  • Coordinate with the different teams internally including legal, RFP, compliance, investment and sale teams

  • Ensure all meeting activity and updates are recorded in the relevant CRM system

  • Keep abreast of competitors, market trends and any other factors affecting the wealth management industry

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Minimum 4-5 years financial services background with a good understanding of the asset and wealth management industry in Asia.

  • Strong product knowledge of mutual funds, passive index and ETFs and alternative investments.

  • Sound interest in building knowledge in financial markets is a must.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • University graduate in a business or finance related discipline, CFA/ CAIA preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Proficient in both written and spoken English. Cantonese/Mandarin preferred

  • Basic knowledge of Bloomberg and Morningstar usage preferred

Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills over email and telephone

  • Ability to work under pressure to multiple deadlines

  • Analytical

  • Organisation and prioritisation skills is essential

  • Takes own initiative, self-starter

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.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children’s educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment – the one we make in our employees. It’s why we’re dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

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 arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
Experience
  • 4 years - 9 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
Education
  • Degree