Systematic Active Equity, Research Associate Systematic Active Equity, Research Associate …

BlackRock
in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Aug 19
Not Specified
BlackRock
in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Aug 19
Not Specified
About this role Program Overview 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 and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous

About this role

Program Overview

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 and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental & quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing returns to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to give broad exposure to global capital markets. At BlackRock, we value diverse perspectives and experiences. As such, teams within our Investments business would like to invite experienced research and investing professionals who are looking to re-launch their careers after an extended absence from the workplace to participate in a paid 14-week pilot returnship. The pilot will run from approximately from September 2019 to December 2019.

This program is aimed to help participants renew their:

  • Experience through collaboratively managing all aspects of the research process, including idea generation, managing unstructured data, strategy back-testing, and predictive modeling utilizing machine-learning
  • Exposure through networking and mentoring opportunities
  • Education through specific skill-based training

Whether this pilot returnship leads to a full-time career, or serves to sharpen the skills necessary to take the next step, it will be a valuable experience for participants to build their career portfolio.

Please note that while we hope to be able to offer the best performers opportunities to stay on full-time at BlackRock, participation in the pilot returnship does not guarantee a permanent position.

Business Overview

Systematic Active Equity (SAE) is the quantitative equity group within BlackRock, managing more than $100 billion in assets under management. We invest our client assets using a systematic investment approach. SAE is a pioneer and thought leader in the industry and has consistently achieved client investment goals across global equity markets for over 30 years. We believe research and innovation is critical to continuing our success and believe in a multi-disciplinary approach that intersects traditional finance and economics with computer and data science.

We are seeking a Quantitative Researcher to complement our investment team. The successful candidate is passionately interested in investing, from researching ideas and testing them on historical data to seeing which specific stocks and broad-based factors a portfolio buys and sells resulting from those ideas. This candidate also approaches new data and ideas with an open mind and a strong belief in the scientific research process. We are considering candidates at all levels of experience.

We have:

  • $100+ billion USD under management, including $5+ billion in hedge funds
  • A team of world class researchers, portfolio managers, and data scientists
  • Through BlackRock, access to a broad network of some of the best investors and thought leaders across various industries
  • A 30-year track record of innovation: from early quant pioneering in the 1980s to the cutting edge of data-driven investing today

You have:

  • Boundless creativity and a desire to constantly learn
  • The desire to work in a team environment with quantitative investors of many different backgrounds
  • A passion for data and a keen attention to detail

You may also have:

  • A Bachelors, Masters or PhD in a quantitative discipline: e.g., economics, finance, statistics, applied mathematics, computer science
  • Experience conducting empirical research utilizing large, complex data sets
  • Financial market experience: asset pricing, portfolio optimization, macroeconomics, global stock selection, or a similar relevant field
  • Familiarity with natural language processing, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence.
  • Strong programming skills, either from a data pipeline background (AWS, Hadoop, Spark, SQL), and/or statistical analysis background (Python, R, Matlab, ML libraries)

About BlackRock

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 @blackrock | Blog: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.

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.

About BlackRock

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. 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 June 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.

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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