Global Markets Specialist - Japan, Vice President Global Markets Specialist - Japan, Vice President …

BlackRock
in Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan
Permanent, Full time
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BlackRock
in Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Not Specified
About this role Business Unit Overview BlackRock’s ETFs and Index Investments (EII) team manages more than $4 trillion in global passive equity assets across Global Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Commodities and REITs. This includes BlackRock’s iShares product line, the leading provider of ETFs in the world, with over

About this role

Business Unit Overview

BlackRock’s ETFs and Index Investments (EII) team manages more than $4 trillion in global passive equity assets across Global Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Commodities and REITs. This includes BlackRock’s iShares product line, the leading provider of ETFs in the world, with over $2 trillion in assets under management.  With a global footprint, strong client orientation and an innovative product range, iShares was the industry’s number one in flows in 2018 with $168 billion. iShares operates over 950 ETFs, the broadest range of ETF investment options, offering exposure to virtually the entire investable universe, from the most essential to the deepest niche; and our funds are equally accessible to institutions, advisers and individuals. Product lines provide efficient exposure across equities, fixed income, real estate and commodities, as well as strategies such as smart beta and sustainable investing. Our clients include corporate pension plans, public pension plans, central banks, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors.

Role Aim/Purpose:

The APAC EII Products and Markets Team works to deliver, manage and monitor iShares investment vehicles, relevant to our clients. Professionals in the Global Markets function seek to improve the processing of iShares ETF orders for funds domiciled in the region and/or traded in Asian hours. They are responsible for protecting and growing ETF trading (both primary and secondary) and developing and enhancing the ETF ecosystem, which encompasses investors, broker-dealers, market-makers, trading venues and technology providers. This role provides an opportunity to be a key player in a strategic and dynamic environment with exposure to a wide variety of new product ideas and business processes, leveraging on BlackRock’s local and global resources.

 Key Responsibilities are:

  • Market Coverage:  Offer institutional clients, insights into iShares ETF trading and liquidity and provide them cost efficient trading solutions.
  • Market Surveillance: Monitor Japan ETF primary and secondary trading landscape to maintain or improve, the quality of our local product range both in absolute terms and relative to our competitors
  • Process Improvements: Define priorities and drive projects on the Japan iShares range, aiming to reduce trading frictions, minimize operational risk and enhance the order capture in the Japan iShares ETFs.
  • Broker Dealer and Market Maker Engagement:  Enhance relationships with broker dealers, market makers, and other core counterparties to the Japan ETF ecosystem, to promote and improve the distribution of our ETFs to existing and potential client

The position is based in Tokyo and reporting to the Head of iShares Product and Markets - Japan.

The Global Markets specialist is a subject matter expert, who will work closely with APAC EII stakeholders and partner groups, such as Product, ETF Sales specialists, COO and Strategy, Portfolio Engineering, Trading and Technology, to grow the iShares franchise in Japan both in absolute and relative performance, using existing solutions or developing new ones, depending on the commercial opportunities, in alignment with our EII growth strategy.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge Required:

  • 5 years + relevant experience in financial markets (asset management or investment banking) required
  • Ability to engage proactively traders and equity desks in investment banks, and “speak their language”. Trading experience in equities or fixed income desk of investment bank, a plus.
  • In-depth understanding of Japanese ETFs and related products (futures, options, mutual funds, private funds) from a structure and regulatory perspective. Knowledge in global ETFs a plus
  • Demonstrates a high level of independence, problem solving, challenging status quo, ability to innovate, work under pressure and being comfortable taking ownership and primary responsibility for deliverables
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to lead meetings and conduct effective briefings/presentations to clients and management, fluent in English and Japanese
  • Strong relationship management skills with both internal and external partners to deliver results
  • Strong professional integrity and ethics

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 September 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.96 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

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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.

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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