Vice President, Alternative Risk Premia Research - Diversified Strategies, Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions

4 days agoLondon, United Kingdom


About this role

About Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions

BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) group provides investment strategies and solutions that employ sophisticated asset allocation, strong risk management, and extensive research to deliver specific outcomes tailored to client needs. Through our comprehensive portfolio approach, diversified return drivers, end-to end partnership and technology, our multi-asset platform is crafted to deliver outcomes with more precision. MASS includes capabilities in areas of tactical asset allocation, income funds, target date and target risk strategies, as well as customised solutions through innovative portfolio construction and asset allocation methodologies. Our team of over 300 multi-asset investment professionals runs a range of pooled vehicles, model portfolios and customised mandates for a diversified client base. Currently, MASS manages over $950 billion in assets and has a strong presence in San Francisco, New York, London and throughout Asia Pacific.

The Diversified Strategies Team within MASS manages c$20bn in outcome oriented and benchmark aware strategies for retail and institutional clients globally. The team has a fundamentally driven asset allocation process, a strong tradition of alpha generating investment research across different asset classes, and a track record spanning 20 years.

Position Overview

BlackRock is seeking a Vice President to join the London-based Diversified Strategies team, where they will be responsible for alternative and volatility risk premia strategies and tactical option ideas as a key part of the team's alpha research process.

Candidates should possess strong analytical and quantitative skills, as well as a proven ability to work in collaboration with a wide range of partner teams. This role has considerable scope to have an impact on both the success of the team, as well as the broader MASS business. Successful candidates will possess outstanding attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, and have a passion for thinking critically about financial markets both across and within asset classes.


  • Develop and manage a suite of alternative and volatility risk premia strategies as a part of the broader book, working with internal and external partners to ensure efficient implementation.
  • Propose tactical option ideas as best expression of team macro views or opportunistic portfolio hedging across equity, FX, fixed income, and commodities.
  • Contribute to overall team macro and market insights, both through team discussions and quantitative inputs to fundamental macro idea generation.

Experience/Qualifications Required
  • 4-10 years working experience, with significant exposure to alternative and volatility risk premia, or other quantitative investment strategies, for example through research/portfolio management or structuring.
  • Extensive knowledge of derivatives, especially equity derivatives but experience across other asset classes would also be beneficial.
  • Excellent quantitative research skills, evidenced by an advanced degree in a quantitative field, such as Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, or Computer Science.
  • Strong programming skills preferred (especially Python).
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Curiosity about macroeconomics and financial markets, with confirmed experience/knowledge in the area.
  • Flexible, adaptable and self-starting personality. Proven experience working both independently and as part of a team in a highly collaborative, global environment.

This role is within the scope of the Senior Manager and Certification Regime(SMCR).

Key Regulatory Obligations

The successful candidate will be subject to both the Individual Conduct Rules and the Fitness and Propriety Rules of the FCA. As long as they remain a Certified Person it is their responsibility to continue to meet the required standards of fitness and propriety for their role.

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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Job ID: blackrock-99213474