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Director, Japan/Yen Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Tokyo, Japan
Closing date
21 Feb 2024

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About this role

We are looking to hire a Portfolio Manager to drive our expanding Japan Fundamental Fixed Income Portfolio Management team. Based in Tokyo, the Portfolio Manager will be responsible for delivering alpha generation to Yen fixed income focused portfolios and strategies. The successful candidate is expected to serve as an ambassador for the team, clearly identifying and communicating the team's investment theses and Japan macro environments to both internal and external stakeholders. This role will report to the Head of Japan Fundamental Fixed Income (Yen fixed income team).

  • Lead and contribute alpha generation for Japan fixed income portfolios, with a focus on rates relative value, based on our stated process and philosophy of analysis;
  • Undertake day to day portfolio management responsibilities of Japanese fixed income portfolios;
  • Collaborate with global fundamental fixed income colleagues to share our macro-economic views and insights as well as opinions on the outlook for Japan markets;
  • Partner with the Product Strategy and Client Business teams with respect to existing client relationships and building new active Yen fixed income business;
  • Generate market views and content for use with clients, prospects and internal constituencies;
  • Drive expansion of the existing Yen fixed income investment platform and building scalable investment processes, maintaining and partnering teams in Trading and Investment Operations;
  • Participate in the internal risk management process surrounding client portfolios and suggest improvements;
  • Serve as a resource for, and share information with, other investment professionals at BlackRock;
  • Be an ambassador for the Japan Fundamental Fixed Income team.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Japanese fixed income active portfolio management;
  • Proven portfolio management skills and strong performance track record
  • Excellent analytical skills in macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy, and the yen long and short -end interest rate markets;
  • Strong knowledge of risk analysis on fixed income portfolio;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Effective team player and management experience will be a plus;
  • CFA/CMA and/or post graduate degree preferred;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both Japanese and English.

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.

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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

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