Associate, Corporate Actions
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Wilmington, DE 19806
Associate, Corporate Actions
Investments OperationsDEWilmington,,Requisition #: R191614
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Associate, Corporate Actions
BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. 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 March 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.52 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com Twitter: @blackrock at https://twitter.com/blackrock Blog: www.blackrockblog.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock .
Are you a corporate actions professional searching for a rewarding, challenging, multi-faceted leadership opportunity with the world’s largest asset manager? Do you pride yourself on building positive relationships, leading and developing hardworking teams and elevating performance? Look no further. BlackRock is pursuing an Associate of Corporate Actions to become a part of our team. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your rare skills, eagerness, and passion while giving you freedom to grow expertly and as an individual.
We know you want to feel valued every single day, and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock we strive to empower our employees and actively engage your involvement in our success. With over USD $6 trillion of assets we have an extraordinary responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being. Come join our team and experience what it feels like to be part of an organization that makes a difference.
Our Global Corporate Actions team has primary operating centers in Edinburgh (UK), Wilmington, Delaware (US), Gurgaon (India) Singapore and Budapest. Our objective is to lead and provide a high-quality Corporate Action service assuring standard methodology through the application of governance and controls designed to mitigate risk to the Firm and our Clients. Our team operates as a single, global entity designed around a robust and mature “pass-the-book” philosophy allowing the effective and controlled transition of workload across our primary locations.
As an Associate you will be part of our Global Team responsible for handling and providing high quality Corporate Action service in accordance with our standards of best practice through governance and controls to mitigate to our clients and the firm. You will perform a multi-functional review and announce events to our partners. You will be responsible for the creation of all events and own the corporate action process throughout the entire event lifecycle. You will serve as a liaison with BlackRock’s Global Custodian network. You will work in BlackRock’s proprietary operating platform, Aladdin, where there are a number of applications including the Corporate Actions Manager (CAM) which facilitates and supports workflows throughout the Corporate Action Event process.
? Creation and timely processing of all events.
? Interacting with Portfolio Management Groups ensuring corporate actions are communicated and all necessary elections are received and acted upon.
? Certifying all necessary corporate action instructions are issued and acknowledged by custodians and counterparties.
? Daily processing to confirm all corporate action events across all markets and asset types (equities, fixed income and derivatives) are correctly processed, reviewed and reconciled as necessary according to procedures and event deadlines.
? Monitoring CAM program throughout the business day and, along with team members, effectively handling volumes over future periods.
? Support Middle Office Clients on Corporate Action related matters.
? Investigating reconciliation discrepancies daily to ensure all discrepancies are resolved and cleared at the earliest opportunity
? Ensuring the appropriate restriction status of entitlements is maintained in BlackRock applications through interaction with custodians and updating accordingly.
? Handling any queries received from various internal and external parties.
? Interacting with other BlackRock teams and the third parties/custodians as appropriate.
? Raising all material risk items and service issues to your Team Leader/Manager on a timely basis.
? Communicating with Team Leaders and Global team managers to facilitate and support the global team structure.
? Participating in local, regional and global initiatives/projects in conjunction with the Global Team.
To ensure success you will possess the following skills:
+ Bachelor’s degree in related field (preferred but not required).
+ Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Corporate Actions role and have a general understanding of Financial Markets, preferably within the Investment Management or Global Custody environment.
+ Understanding of the risks inherent in the corporate actions environment and demonstrate good discipline around control and critical issues.
+ Ability to analyze and synthesize data in a concise and easy to understand style.
+ Strong client and partner service orientation.
+ Strong control / risk mitigation mentality; ability to apply judgement as to when to raise issues.
+ Solid proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
+ Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) to work directly with clients and across all levels of staff and management.
+ An interest in technology & data (Highly Desirable)
+ Ability to work effectively under pressure in a dynamic environment to meet deadlines.
+ Focus on continuous improvement and process innovation.
+ An interest to learn or experience in coding languages (R, Python, Java, CSS, HTML).
+ Database experience (SQL, Cassandra, Solr, stored procedures, and data modelling) a plus.
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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