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Quant Researcher - Economic Scenario Simulation Team

BlackRock
New York, United States
Posted about 16 hours ago Permanent Competitive
Quant Researcher - Economic Scenario Simulation Team
Description

About this role

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's mission is to create a better financial future for our clients. We have a responsibility to be the voice of the investor, and we represent each client fairly and equally. Constant communication with a diverse team of partners strengthens us and delivers better results for our clients. Continuous innovation helps us bring the best of BlackRock to our clients. 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.

Business Unit Overview:

Come join a diverse and collaborative team of researchers at the Financial Modeling Group (FMG) who are responsible for the research and development of financial models underpinning the risk management and relative value analytics produced at BlackRock. The group also contributes to the infrastructure platform for the production of analytics and the delivery of analytic content to portfolio and risk management professionals both within and outside BlackRock. Given the diversity of business objectives among BlackRock Solutions clients and within BlackRock itself the models developed and supported by the Financial Modeling Group span a wide array of financial products, ranging from equity to fixed income to derivatives. In addition, members of FMG seek to provide analysis and insight on many different levels from analysis of the cash flows of a single bond to the overall financial risk associated with an entire portfolio, enterprise or balance sheet.

Key Responsibilities:

The Economic Scenario Simulation team specifically is building out a completely new engine for the joint simulation of the global macro economy, drivers of financial markets, and individual assets across a broadening set of asset classes. The team is developing and connecting innovative models and methodologies across these spaces in a Bayesian framework. The engine is used in scenario analysis and portfolio construction / strategic asset allocation.



Responsibilities include
  • Developing new and extending existing stochastic models across many asset classes. Including writing documentation and specifications for implementation by others.
  • Developing Python-based calibration tools to aid other teams in calibration of models to market data.
  • Provide expertise to continuously improve the calibration methodologies and processes.
  • Consulting work with both internal and external clients.


Additional job responsibilities may include working with financial advisory teams on modeling projects for bespoke products.

Skills & Qualifications
  • MSc/PhD in a quantitative field (e.g. Financial math, Financial engineering, or Physics).
  • 3+ years of practical experience with financial stochastic models, such as option pricing or curve models.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct empirical or theoretical research in academic or professional setting.
  • Solid programming skills in Python, R or Matlab and a drive and ability to quickly pick up new technologies.
  • Able to communicate quantitative information and collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Exposure to Git, Unix, SQL, or any high-performance computing language is a plus, but not required.
  • Experience with Economic Scenario Generators or calibration is a plus, but not required.


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.

Our hybrid work pilot

BlackRock's current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what's important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our "One BlackRock" culture means you'll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work - wherever you are.

The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

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.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | 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.

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.
Job ID  R220299
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