Contracts Administrator

Company:
BlackRock
Location:
Boston, MA
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted:
1/14/2013

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Job Description

 

The Client Business Group serves institutional and retail clients, including corporate, public, union and industry pension plans; insurance companies; third-party mutual funds; endowments; foundations; charities; corporations; official institutions; banks; and individuals worldwide.

Professionals within the team work together to deliver a full range of asset management, risk management and advisory services relevant to clients' investment needs. Unified under one global client platform, individual client businesses are accountable for client relationships and distribution of products and services and are supported by a centralized marketing function which ensures consistency globally.

 

GCG- US Retail- Contracts/Admin Position

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Drafting and negotiating broker-dealer, sales/distribution and operational/recordkeeping agreements for open-end mutual funds

  • Supporting relationship management teams, product development group and internal and external wholesalers

  • Prioritizing agreements and meeting tight turnaround times for twenty-five relationship managers

  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with relationship management teams and other departments including legal, compliance, mutual fund operations and product development group

  • Managing internal client expectations and liaising with external clients

  • Maintaining complete, thorough, accurate and current status of agreements in an organized fashion

  • Participating in new product offerings and operational initiatives as well as ensuring new funds/mergers are reflected in contractual amendments

  • Monitoring, assessing and escalating due diligence items

 

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Experience with general principles of commercial contract drafting, and ideally, broker-dealer, sales/distribution and operational/recordkeeping agreements for open-end mutual funds

  • Experience with any, or all of the following: mutual fund registration, broker-dealer and regulatory compliance

  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral; candidate must be able to meet face to face with senior management and address issues in a competent, articulate and timely fashion

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, decision-making and organizational skills

  • Experience managing multiple priorities in a highly regulated, fast paced environment

  • Candidate must be proactive and able to work both independently and as a team player

  • J.D. year 2008 or 4 years of large law firm paralegal experience or equivalent experience at another financial services firm (two years in investment services or mutual fund practice)

 

BlackRock is proud to be an E-Verify & Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/D/V

 

 
 

BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions -- from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world's capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs. 

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