Associate / Vice President, Quantitative Researcher (Relative Value) - San Francisco, CA
Description About this role Associate / VP researcher ( Relative Value Group) - San Francisco, CA Business overview:
For two decades, BlackRock's Systematic Fixed Income team has combined advanced financial theory, econometrics and computing techniques to deliver exceptional investment performance to its clients. Today 70 investment professionals in London and San Francisco share a common passion - to combine innovative data sources and techniques to advance our understanding of financial markets. We build quantitative models across the full range of asset classes and related derivatives, including global interest rate products, equities, currencies, corporate bonds, credit default swaps and mortgage-backed securities, and we continually adapt our models to an ever-changing investment landscape. We deliver outstanding performance for our clients across the entire risk and return spectrum, from Smart Beta products to Fixed Income Global Alpha, our flagship $6B hedge fund. Job Purpose/Background:
BlackRock's Systematic Fixed Income team is seeking a quantitative investment researcher for its Relative Value group. The candidate will join a global team of portfolio managers and researchers that manage all stages of a systematic investing process, including idea generation, quantitative research, analytics development, model implementation, execution and performance attribution. The candidate will be expected to contribute in each of these areas with emphasis on code development and rigorous data-driven research. The role will be based in San Francisco. Responsibilities
Skills and experience
Develop innovative investment ideas using quantitative analysis
Deliver high quality research using advanced statistical techniques
Contribute to the team's code infrastructure and trading tools
Construct and support quantitative investment models
Work closely with all members of the team and the wider systematic platform
Exceptional quantitative academic background, ideally a PhD or a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or another technical discipline. Candidates with a Mathematical Economics or Econometrics academic back ground are also encouraged to apply. A proven ability to come up with own creative ideas would be a strong plus.
Very strong knowledge of general Statistical modelling methods, including Machine Learning and Econometric techniques would be highly desired, as well as solid experience working with real-world data.
Strong programming skills in Python or in at least one similar research language.
Knowledge of another object-oriented language would be a plus. Some knowledge of SQL and Unix would be helpful but not necessary.
A passion for financial markets is essential, perhaps demonstrated through some practical experience of applying macroeconomic theory to investing problems. Similarly, theoretical or practical experience in systematic investing would be a plus.
Effective communication skills, both written and verbal and ability to work efficiently in a team-oriented environment
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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