Associate, Quantitative Researcher - Multi Asset (San Francisco)

San Francisco, USA
Apr 18, 2021
May 03, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Elevate your career by joining the world's largest asset manager! Thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognizes outstanding performance! 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 effectively engage your involvement in our success.

BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and a world-class 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 both fundamental and quantitative active management approaches sought to maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to global 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.

Business Overview

BlackRock's LifePath team is currently one the most dynamic businesses and is recognized as an engine for future revenue growth. The group works with clients globally, providing deep expertise in retirement plans and solutions and an ability to deliver innovative retirement solutions to the global market.

About this role

The team is seeking a Researcher / Portfolio Manager who will contribute to the management of retirement strategies across multiple markets, countries and/or asset classes. The person will handle all aspects of asset allocation along with supporting the development of custom solutions.

We partner with clients to solve their investment and liability challenges by understanding their objectives, advising on solutions, and crafting and implementing strategies that meet or exceed goals. The team's guiding principles are to:
  • Provide unbiased advice on portfolio issues and multi-asset solutions
  • Deliver BlackRock's global capabilities by using the firm's insights in a holistic and consistent manner.
  • Employ a flexible framework using a dynamic approach to investment solutions that adapts to client needs.
  • Take ownership of implementation and performance, by focusing on high-quality execution and delivering investment results.
  • Actively research and select return-generating strategies from both internal and external providers.

  • Work with diverse teams to design and construct portfolios tailored to suit investor requirements and preferences
  • Employ quantitative methods to optimize design of existing products
  • Independently conduct research to drive investment solutions and portfolios
  • Engage in in-depth technical (coding) work on the portfolio management, research and production codebase that underpins the systematic portfolio construction and management processes
  • Develop and extend risk models for existing and new products using internal BlackRock platform
  • Establish relationships with other teams supporting the investment data and research process

  • BA/BS in a quantitative field. Graduate degree and/or progress towards CFA desirable.
  • 1+ years of experience in a data driven, quantitatively oriented field. Asset management experience is a plus. Familiarity with Aladdin infrastructure is desirable.
  • Solid understanding of quantitative methods, portfolio construction, and asset allocation theory.
  • Proven experience in statistical programming (MATLAB/R/Python). Experience working with SQL, revision control, and basic Linux is desirable.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments while producing a high-quality work in a fast-paced environment. Curious and self-motivated.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, teamwork, and relationship-building skills.9

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.

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 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.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.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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