The Global Insurance Solutions team is a specialist, product agnostic investment strategy and structuring team which focuses on insurance clients and serves the entire BlackRock platform.
The team is comprised of Insurance and Analytics Specialists, with diverse backgrounds from across asset management, analytics, actuarial, insurance and consultancy.
The team works with Client Business and Portfolio managers, using our insurance and investment expertise to support all investment teams across the firm with the design and implementation of investment and risk management strategies that are appropriate for insurers.
Work closely with APAC Insurance Solutions Hub in Hong Kong to develop a thorough knowledge of BlackRock’s existing systems, tools and other capabilities which are of relevance to developing investment propositions for insurance clients.
Build and maintain strong relationships with internal partners across the Global Insurance Platform, Technology and Investment Teams.
Use these relationships to drive required enhancements in our insurance capabilities and partner with product strategists to structure appropriate investment propositions.
Develop understanding of the needs of regional insurers, with a focus on Japan and ICS based regimes. Lead initiatives to apply BlackRock capabilities to address unique regional challenges.
Apply ALM, strategic asset allocation and capital management techniques and capabilities to design strategies that provide good trade-offs between capital requirements, return, volatility, transaction costs and liquidity needs
Keep abreast of the implications of local regulatory, accounting and capital frameworks on investment, product development and risk management decisions made by insurance companies.
Anticipate industry changes to allow BlackRock to develop appropriate capabilities, solutions and product offerings.
Support internal portfolio management, product strategy teams and distribution channels across the Global Insurance Platform with insurance focused regulatory, accounting and liability expertise and content delivery
Knowledge / Experience :
Prior industry experience, gained within an asset manager, investment bank, consultancy, or insurance company, focused in the APAC region
Practical experience in the design and implementation of investment and ALM strategies utilized by insurers when managing assets invested to meet liabilities
Strong quantitative skills, supported by practical experience of coding in Python, VBA or other programming languages.
Strong knowledge of the business models of life insurance companies, the regulatory and accounting constraints under which they operate and the general application of insurance and fund regulation
Skills commensurate with holding an investment, risk management, actuarial or other technical role in a life assurance, reinsurance or banking environment would be advantageous
Previous exposure to, and competence in, the operation of capital markets
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Fluency in Japanese is desirable
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.