Global Client Group
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We pride ourselves on creating, communicating, and delivering investment solutions for clients worldwide.
The Global Client Group serves institutional and retail clients, including corporate, public, union and industry pension plans; insurance companies; third-party mutual funds; endowments; foundations; charities; corporations; official institutions; banks; and individuals worldwide. We have teams of professionals with expertise in the many functions that combined make this effort successful and sustainable, including relationship management, marketing, sales, client service, and product development and management.
Professionals within the team work together to deliver a full range of asset management, risk management and advisory services relevant to clients’ investment needs. Unified under one global client platform, individual client businesses are accountable for client relationships and distribution of products and services and are supported by a centralized marketing function which ensures consistency globally.
The Global Institutional teams develop and maintain relationships with institutional investors worldwide, including public and private pension plans, corporations, foundations, endowments and industry consultants.
The US/Canada Retail team is responsible for distribution, marketing and product management for BlackRock’s U.S.-registered products, including open-end funds, closed-end funds and managed accounts.
The International Retail works in partnership with distributor clients across EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), APR (Asia Pacific), Australia, Latin America and Japan. Distributors include retail and private banks, insurance companies and financial advisory networks, the most notable of which is ML Global Wealth Management. The product range includes open-ended funds, closed-ended funds and alternative investments. The Luxemburg-domiciled BlackRock Global Fund (BGF) range is the main open-ended retail fund range which is distributed across 35 countries in 15 languages and incorporates a broad range of equity, fixed income, balanced and cash funds. Separately, there are domestic fund ranges in the UK, Japan and Australia.
The Cash Management teams are responsible for distribution, marketing and product management for BlackRock’s broad array of liquidity portfolios, ranging from traditional money market funds and other commingled vehicles, to tailored separately managed accounts. The team services BlackRock’s liquidity clients, which vary from individual investors to institutions in the US and the rest of the world.
The Global Marketing team provides support across the organization in the forms of creative services, including project management and graphic design; e-business solutions, including Web design, execution and maintenance; investment and product communications; corporate event planning; advertising, brand management and broadcast media.
The Proprietary Alpha Strategies team manages a range of alternative strategies, including single-strategy hedge funds across a variety of investment styles, asset classes and markets; higher alpha strategies, which are non-traditional investments designed to meet increasingly diverse client objectives; and passive and active commodity-related strategies.
The Capital Markets team focuses on the origination, structuring, distribution and servicing of new debt and equity capital markets products on a global basis, working closely with BlackRock’s Portfolio Management Group, other account managers, and internal and external counsel, as well as various Wall Street investment banks during the development and execution of structured, securitized and other capital markets products.
The iShares brand was launched in 2000 and has since become the leading ETF provider with over $450 billion in assets under management globally and just under 50% US ETF industry market share, as of October 2009. iShares runs almost 400 ETFs globally, holding securities in various asset classes ranging from US domestic equity to fixed income, to emerging and frontier markets. The target audience for iShares includes intermediaries (financial advisors) and institutional investors.
iShares ETFs are built around indices by virtually every leading index provider: Barclays Capital, Cohen & Steers, Dow Jones, FTSE, FSTE/Xinhua, iBoxx, JPMorgan, Morningstar, MSCI, NASDAQ, NYSE, Russell and Standard & Poor’s. They are diversified like typical index funds, but trade like an exchange-listed security, with the advantages of transparency, cost- and tax-efficiency, and index exposure. The iShares business believes its competitive advantages lie in the depth and breadth of its products, the unique expertise and service of its client relationship teams, and its brand strength.
The Global Client Group hires professionals with industry experience and undergraduates just entering the workforce. Industry professionals come from a wide range of backgrounds.
Qualities of an Global Client Group Candidate:
- Team player
- Strong analytical skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Interest in global capital markets and portfolio management
- Independent thinker who takes initiative
- Relevant work experience, with experience abroad a plus
- Demonstrated interest in BlackRock
- Attention to detail
Global Client Group Analyst Program
GCG functions as the liaison between BlackRock and our asset management clients. As an analyst on the team, your responsibilities may include:
- Working with the portfolio managers to prepare portfolio reviews, market updates and research reports
- Participating in client presentations
- Working with all departments to respond to clients’ needs/inquiries
- Working with clients to set-up accounts and develop benchmarks, investment guidelines and portfolio structuring analysis
- Participating in new business opportunities, marketing and responding to requests for proposals (RFPs).
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