Associate | Economic & Markets Research Associate | Hong Kong Associate | Economic & Markets Research Associate  …

in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 09 Dec 21
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 09 Dec 21
Associate | Economic & Markets Research Associate | Hong Kong

About this role

BlackRock's business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to our clients-period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future. That's why investors of all kinds have made us the world's largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it's why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.

BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) Overview:

The BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) leverages the firm's expertise and generates proprietary research to provide insights on long-term asset allocation, the global economy, markets and geopolitics - all to help our clients and portfolio managers navigate financial markets. As the firm's primary platform for generating and delivering thought leadership content, a key area of focus for BII is on how sustainability issues are driving investing considerations. In that capacity, BII partners closely with BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI), which unifies the firm's sustainable investment strategies onto a single platform, partnering with BlackRock's investment and distribution teams to develop scalable and innovative solutions ranging from screens and environmental social governance strategies to Impact Investing.

Key Responsibilities:

Located in Hong Kong, the primary responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Supporting the BII Economic & Markets Research Function in assisting with research and data analysis across key thematic investment issues with implications across asset classes.

  • Conduct analysis on relevant economic data releases and market themes as directed

  • Economic and financial modeling: developing, utilizing, analyzing and dissecting quantitative models

  • Producing research and assisting in presentations to internal audiences.

Knowledge / Experience:

  • Ideally an advanced degree in a quantitative field (e.g. economics, finance, engineering, physics, and math)

  • Proficiency in Chinese (especially reading).

  • Intuition for and a passion in financial markets and with experience in the finance sector

  • Strong statistical modelling and data analysis skills

  • Deep understanding of macroeconomic and financial data

  • Open-minded thought process and intellectual curiosity

  • Motivated team player, flexible in approach and ability to work independently

  • Responsive with keen attention to detail

  • Able to manage workload effectively and deliver quality work on schedule

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - presents ideas in a clear, concise and constructive manner

  • Deep knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word); very strong statistical/econometric software skills are required

  • Python and other coding skills highly desirable

Excellent academic background

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 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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