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Vice President, Trading

Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Banking and Financial Services
Contract Type
Full Time

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About this role

Business Unit Overview:

The Equity Trading team is part BlackRock's Trading, Liquidity and Lending Group and is responsible for executing equity and equity derivative orders in APAC. This includes substantial volumes of cash equities and listed and OTC derivatives. The desk supports a variety of internal investment teams, including Fundamental, Scientific, Global Macro and market neutral hedge funds, long only funds, ETFs, Index funds and Transition Management.

The role is based in Singapore and will be primarily focused on execution across all Asian underlying equity products for global investment teams and analysis on trade performance and implementation strategies. Traders are expected to be a regular and effective contributor to the firm's broader investment discussions.

  • Provide 'best execution' across a range of equity instruments for all of Active and Index business in BlackRock. Manage orders and trade flow in a logical, risk-controlled manner with a high sensitivity to fiduciary responsibilities
  • Executing multi-product equity assets using a combination of high-touch and low-touch methods.
  • Improving and enhancing execution processes while reducing market risk.
  • Trading analysis for APAC equity trading team. Disseminating market dynamics to improve the implementation strategy and cost for multi-strategy investment teams by partnering with trading research in other regions.
  • Ad hoc client engagement such as trading demo and presentation as required by investment team and client businesses
  • Pro-actively contribute to the investment process to both reduce transaction costs and identify alpha opportunities. Gather and disseminate market, sector and product information to provide actionable investment ideas and implementation strategies.
  • Deal with day-to-day administrative issues in support of trading activities and liaison with trading operations
  • Work with internal IT and analytics groups to develop systems, analytics and coordinate trading activity
  • Meet with both local and regional regulatory requirements by partnering with Legal and Compliance teams
  • Ad hoc project work
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant trading experience, specific to Asia is a plus.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment is critical
  • Degree in relevant subject with quantitative content or some experience of conducting empirical research using quantitative methods.
  • Strong communicator and fluent in English
  • Excellent analytical skills applied in a practical environment
  • Some understanding of statistical analysis and modelling but must a possess a passion for how these techniques may be applied to improve trading implementation.
  • Strong understanding of the liquidity and microstructure of APAC equity markets and passion to expand and share trading skills/knowledge.
  • Effective communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with multiple partners and stakeholders in APAC and globally
  • Passion for understanding and growing existing working knowledge of global equity markets.
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail with a risk management mindset for a fast-paced high-volume trading desk that results in identifying red flags in unusual activity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience working in a large team with hard deliverables. Need strong work ethic with high level of self-motivation.
  • CFA qualification/part qualification would be an advantage
  • Coding skills, preferably in Python would be a plus

Our benefits

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.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn:

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.

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About Us

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. We serve pension plans providing for nurses, teachers, firefighters, law enforcement and other public and private sector workers, individual investors investing for their own retirement, and institutions such as governments, foundations and insurance companies. Clients turn to BlackRock for the innovative solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. We are passionate about helping those we serve build a strong financial future, so we seek out a diverse range of perspectives and talents to solve their most complex challenges.

While our firm has offices across more than 30 countries, we operate as "One BlackRock:” our people thrive on collaboration, mutual trust and respect, and we inspire each other to collectively raise our game. BlackRock is dedicated to its principles, which include a culture of equity and inclusion, where employees can bring their full selves to every conversation, every day.

Our employee networks

Our global networks are dynamic communities built on shared experiences, intersectionality and allyship. They are culture carriers for the firm, offering employees and allies the opportunity to enhance and shape the inclusive culture to which we aspire. Employee networks are sponsored by senior leaders and are proudly designed by employees, for employees.

The Ability & Allies Network (ABN) provides a sense of community, advocacy, resources and support for all types of disability-related issues within the firm.


2022 Disability:IN Disability Equality Index

BlackRock was recognised as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion after scoring 100% on the Disability Equality Index. The index is a joint initiative between the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN. that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality.

Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2022 – US & UK

This recognition is a result of the feedback provided by current and former colleagues about their experiences working at BlackRock. Ranking #72 in the US and #12 in the UK.

#1 Capital Markets Industry 2023

BlackRock was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies for the 3rd consecutive year, according to Forbes and JUST Capital. We ranked #1 in the Capital Markets industry. The 2023 list of America’s Most JUST Companies celebrates U.S. corporations that outperform their peers in the Russell 1000 on the priorities of the American people – including issues like fair pay, ethical leadership, good benefits and work-life balance, equal opportunity, customer treatment and privacy, community support, environmental impact, and delivering shareholder return. By balancing the needs of all stakeholders, JUST 100 companies demonstrate that profits and purpose can go hand in hand.


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