Job ref no.: CT3126123-01#1691

Associate/Vice President- Quantitative Research/Portfolio Management, Multi Asset Strategies and Solutions



About this role

Business Overview:

A multi-asset strategy combines different types of assets, such as stocks, bonds, cash, and derivatives to create efficient solutions for investors.  The BlackRock Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions (MASS) group's capabilities include tactical asset allocation, factor-based strategies, income, target date, target risk, and impact investing. Our global team of nearly 300 investment professionals delivers these capabilities across a range of pooled vehicles, model portfolios, and customized mandates for a diversified client base.  Currently, MASS has over $800 billion in assets under management, with a global footprint in San Francisco, New York, and, London, as well as Hong Kong, and throughout the rest of Asia.

Model Portfolios & Solutions is a team within MASS that builds and manages a range of solutions for total return, income, and alpha objectives, where the solutions are implemented using BlackRock's iShares ETFs and active mutual funds as building blocks.  The team has a global footprint, principally in the London, San Francisco, and Hong Kong, and is comprised of about 30 investment professionals.  The team manages approximately 600 models globally and about US$70 billion in AUM.  Within the APAC region, the team manages ranges of model portfolios for Australia, Japan, China, India, and throughout the rest of the region.

Role Description

BlackRock is seeking an experienced quantitative Researcher / Portfolio Manager to join the regional business and focus on the greater-China business; this role will be based in Hong Kong.  The role will involve localization of our existing global strategies to the developing on-shore China business, and the development of new investment strategies, portfolio construction, and portfolio management techniques for use more broadly by the global business.  Success in this role will require strong analytical and quantitative skills and experience, evidenced by an advanced degree and significant experience in investments or financial markets, with the ideal candidate having experience with multi-asset investing.  In addition, the candidate should possess the ability to collaborate effectively with a global team of researchers and portfolio managers, both within the MASS team and across the wider BlackRock community, and should possess strong communication skills.  The successful candidate will have a track record of contributing to solid investment performance and communicating these results to internal stakeholders and/or clients. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide model-management and research support for the on-shore China model range, and for the models offered in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
  • Carry out original investment research that generates alpha for our clients.
  • Implement these insights in client portfolios and models, using them to deliver investment performance that meets or exceeds client expectations.
  • Remain current on developments in global financial markets and economics, with a focus on the greater-China region, defined as China, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
  • Leverage BlackRock's infrastructure and global best practice to help establish a robust on-shore China research-investment process.
  • Support the development of new products and solutions from inception to launch.
  • Help with investment commentary and promotion of MASS funds and mandates.
  • Build partnerships and strong working relationships with internal stakeholders.


Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree essential, and Postgraduate degree/CFA holder preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience related to portfolio management and/or investment research.
  • Relevant SFC regulatory licenses, or willingness to sit for them.
  • Good knowledge of quantitative finance theory and investment processes.
  • Creativity and capability to move ideas to implementable investment insights.
  • Good communication and presentation skills, and fluent in Mandarin and English.
  • Familiar with Bloomberg or Wind, good programming skills and experience, Python language preferred.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic, and must be a team player with the ability to work well under pressure.

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

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable.

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Job ref no. CT3126123-01#1691
Job Function
Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 5 years - 10 years
Career Level
  • Senior management level
  • Degree