BlackRock Lead LDI Investments Strategist Netherlands in Amsterdam, Netherlands



BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors around the world. At over twelve thousand employees located across the globe and around $5 trillion of assets under management, BlackRock touches every corner of the finance industry.

Client Solutions

The Client Solutions team spans the globe, working with clients to address their fundamental investment challenges. Many of our clients are BlackRock’s largest institutional clients and the outcomes they seek are complex and often challenging to achieve. We partner with them, always acting as a fiduciary, and work hard to achieve their investment goals.

Client Solutions manage liability driven investment strategies encompassing both assets managed directly on team and using the broader fixed income capabilities of BlackRock. Client Solutions also delivers BlackRock’s Fiduciary or Outsourced CIO services and advise pension funds and insurers on their overall investment and risk management strategies. We have built in-house expertise to assist clients in tackling challenges due to changes in industry regulations.

We author valuable Thought Leadership grounded in strategic asset allocation decision-making. This work informs the design, construction and execution of investment solutions that help our clients achieve their long-term objectives. Client Solutions manages over $400 billion and advises on over $1 trillion in assets. We capitalize on our broad set of skills and investment experience, leverage BlackRock’s substantial technology platform, and think innovatively to deliver performance for our clients. This important and fascinating work is at the very center of a quickly evolving asset management industry.

Client Solutions is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce regardless of race, national origin, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marriage or civil partnership, or religion or belief. We are passionate about creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees are valued and respected. Consistent with our diverse client base, we recognize the benefit that diverse teams bring to the success of our business.

Who we are

The Client Strategy and Design team is responsible for the design, development and support of LDI solutions to institutional investors. The team is the primary contact point for clients and prospects and leads the development of our LDI investment proposition for the key LDI markets in Europe. The team works closely with three partner teams within Client Solutions:

  • Client Fulfilment Team – This team is responsible for coordinating the team's mandate change and service excellence efforts for LDI mandates.

  • Strategic Market Views – This team is responsible for our capital market assumptions, model portfolios and thought leadership programme. They also develop and maintain our portfolio construction toolset.

  • Portfolio Management Team – This team is responsible for trade construction, implementation and on-going management of LDI portfolios and delivering bottom-up product and market knowledge and execution expertise.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a business growth strategy for the region – you will be the LDI business representative for new business opportunities in the Netherlands.

  • Lead the continuous enhancement of the LDI business in the Netherlands. You will be responsible for identifying areas for business development and prioritising and driving forward initiatives.

  • Design and implement client specific LDI strategies. Specific stages that you will be responsible for:

  1. Engaging with the investment offices of existing and prospective clients to identify the investment challenges they face and to understand their goals and objectives;

  2. Designing solutions using BlackRock’s analytical toolset and market views and preparing client materials

  3. Articulating/explaining results to clients;

  4. Facilitating the implementation of an agreed investment strategy; and

  5. Providing ongoing technical support to the client with respect to the mandate (i.e. training and educating, delivering mandate and market updates, resolving client requests).

  • You will play a significant role in the idea generation and production of Thought Leadership tailored for LDI clients and prospects in the Netherlands.

  • Working closely and in partnership with internal stakeholders across the organisation to achieve the above.

We are looking for people who are

  • Accountable: You feel personal ownership for the work you do and an aspiration to be better

  • Exacting: “Good enough” is simply not good enough

  • Curious: You like to learn new things and are happy to challenge the status quo

  • Empathetic: You have an uncanny ability to “put yourself in others’ shoes”

  • Experimental: You make mistakes, but learn from them

  • Finishers: You drive things to completion

  • Intellectual:You want to outsmart the problem

What you should have

  • 5 years of LDI experience (either asset management or advisory)

  • Track record of growing a business and managing relationships with a sophisticated institutional client base in the Netherlands

  • Detailed and broad technical product and market knowledge across fixed income universe

  • Detailed knowledge of the nFTK and the broader Dutch pension environment

  • Excellent Dutch and English communication skills in writing and speech; capable of connecting with multiple audiences

  • Experience managing and working with multiple stakeholders

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

  • High level of self-motivation, ownership and initiative

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Excellent team player

Job Function: Product Management

Organization: Client Solutions

Title: Lead LDI Investments Strategist Netherlands

Primary Location: EMEA-Netherlands-Amsterdam

Requisition ID: 172674

Job Posting: Oct 5, 2017, 7:58:29 AM

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