About this role
Job Description : Insurance Strategist, APAC Insurance Solutions
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.
A core focus of the team is to leverage BlackRock technology to enhance portfolio construction, risk management and investment insights.
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.
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 relevant Investment Teams.
Use these relationships to drive required enhancements in our insurance capabilities and structure appropriate investment propositions
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 regulatory, accounting and capital frameworks on investment, product development and risk management decisions made by insurance companies
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 Mandarin is desirable
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.