Vice President, ETF Product Architecture

Employer
BlackRock
Location
San Francisco, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 18, 2020
Closes
Nov 16, 2020
Ref
8718985
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

BlackRock's iShares is the #1 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) provider globally with over $1.7 trillion in assets under management and approximately 35% of the global ETF market share as of July 2020.
With a long history of ETF innovation and expertise, iShares is a trusted leader in the ETF industry. iShares serves investors of all sizes, including advisors, personal investors, wealth managers, banks, asset managers, pensions, and insurers. The platform offers clients a comprehensive range of products that provide detailed, transparent and cost-efficient access to a full range of asset classes and global markets. iShares' success is fueled by four self-reinforcing competitive advantages: global brand; two global product lines that offer clients breadth, quality and liquidity; global footprint of people and connectivity across BlackRock; and global operating scale.

We are seeking to hire an ETF Product Architecture VP. This product development and management role is part of the U.S. ETF Product Engineering Team which is responsible for crafting and launching new ETFs and for improving existing ETFs to ensure that the ETFs meet iShares' high standards for performance, risk, and quality.

An ETF Product Architecture VP is responsible for the design, delivery, and ongoing quality management of U.S.-listed exchange traded funds. The successful candidate will have a strong proven understanding of securities markets, investment products, and portfolio construction. The successful candidate will also be able to lead cross-functional teams and initiatives across senior management, Portfolio Management, Capital Markets, Risk & Quantitative Analysis, Product Strategy, Fund Administrators, Legal and Compliance as well as with external collaborators such as Custodians and Index Providers.

The role is based in San Francisco.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Design, launch, and improve U.S.-listed exchange traded funds.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with colleagues across the global iShares and Product organizations to foster teamwork and draw advantages from the iShares global footprint.
  • Lead cross-functional teams across Portfolio Management, Capital Markets, Risk and Quantitative Analysis (RQA), Legal, Compliance, Tax, and Fund Administration teams as well as external parties such as custodians, index providers, broker dealers, and clients.
  • Develop and apply knowledge of U.S. and international legal, regulatory, and capital markets requirements and procedures related to exchange traded funds.
  • Identify and drive effective decision-making related to product, investment process, and operating model design tradeoffs.


Skills & Qualifications
  • 7+ years of experience in financial services with experience in investment markets, product development, portfolio management, risk management, and/or product strategy
  • BA/BS in finance, economics or other related field; MBA, MFE and/or CFA credential a plus
  • Experience in ETF product development, product structuring, product origination or financial product management is highly desired
  • An understanding of equity, fixed income, or commodities securities or foreign exchange markets, portfolio construction, and trading
  • Experience in handling projects and leading teams throughout the stages of the development lifecycle, and understand and lead dependencies appropriately
  • Strong business judgment and decision-making with a fiduciary mentality
  • High intellectual curiosity with strong interest and ability to learn and apply
  • Strong leader and teammate with high integrity and emotional intelligence


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, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | 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.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.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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