Director, ETF Product Development and Integrity

San Francisco, USA
Jul 25, 2021
Aug 08, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Role Description:

Your team

BlackRock's iShares is the #1 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) provider globally with over $3 trillion in assets under management. 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. We offer clients a comprehensive range of products that provide precise, transparent and cost-efficient access to a full range of asset classes and global markets.

Our success is driven 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.

Your role and impact

We are seeking to hire a U.S. ETF Product Development and Integrity Lead. This product development and management role is part of the U.S. ETF Product Engineering ("PrE") team which is responsible for designing and launching new ETFs and for enhancing existing ETFs to ensure they meet iShares' high standards for performance and quality.

This role is focused on the design and ongoing quality management of U.S.-listed ETFs across fixed income, equity and commodities and includes regular communication with senior EII management as well as the presentation of board proposals to launch new, and enhance existing, ETF products.

The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of markets, investment vehicles, and product structuring. An ability to develop strong relationships and lead large, complex initiatives involving both internal and external stakeholders is critical to success.

The role can be based in San Francisco, Atlanta, or New York.

Your responsibilities
  • Oversee development and design of new US-listed iShares ETFs, turning commercial ideas into investible products
  • Partner with BlackRock's product innovation and product strategy teams on key new product development decisions including index design and construction, product structuring, and regulatory considerations
  • Oversee quality of the existing US-listed iShares ETF range, ensuring product integrity and driving the product enhancement agenda
  • Understand the competitive landscape to anticipate challenges and areas of opportunity for product quality enhancements
  • Apply knowledge of U.S. and international legal, regulatory, and capital markets requirements to identify and drive effective decision-making related to product design
  • Present proposals for new products and enhancements to existing products to internal committees and fund boards

You have...
  • 10+ years of experience in financial services with meaningful experience in product development and product management
  • Bachelor's degree; 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 markets and investments, portfolio construction, and index construction methodologies
  • Ability to drive consensus and handle conflicting views and competing interests
  • Commercial awareness and ability to understand client needs and ways to solve them
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Highly organised and able to manage to tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and ability to pick up and digest new information quickly
  • Strong proven project management skills and proactive approach to lead and drive projects and business priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and presentation abilities

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.

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