BlackRock London Returners Programme 2022: BlackRock Sustainable Investing, Researcher

London, United Kingdom
12 May 2022
11 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

About the BlackRock London Returners Programme

The Returners programme is designed to encourage and support a return to full-time work for up to ten experienced candidates through a six-month paid Returnship starting in September 2022.

We are seeking experienced individuals who are client orientated and passionate about performance, who display collaborative and innovative mindsets, and bring an eclectic set of proficiencies to the workplace; prioritisation, analytical and organisational skills amongst others.

BlackRock is looking for candidates with prior experience in Investment Management or broader Financial Services, who have had a career break outside of Industry of at least two years (with no upper limit). You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for the programme.

You can read about Sophie's return to work with BlackRock here .

How will BlackRock support your return to work?

To fully support candidates in their transition back to full time work, BlackRock will provide an internal mentor and a buddy for your day to day questions. We offer a variety of internal networking groups, including a Women's Initiative Network (WIN) to help you integrate into the business and culture. You will also benefit from the Returners Coaching Programme provided by Women Returners as well as a peer support group of other returners.

BlackRock is serious about their people and offer flexible working patterns, flexible time off, collaborative working spaces and a growing number of other benefits.

BlackRock Sustainable Investing

Being a part of BlackRock means being a part of a community of smart, results-oriented people who are taking on some of the world's most complex financial and sustainability challenges. And our founder-led culture has maintained its entrepreneurial feel - we work hard, we work as a team, and we work with purpose.

BlackRock Sustainable Investing (BSI) is part of the organization at the forefront of redefining the financial services industry towards a more sustainable future. The team unifies the firm's sustainable investment strategies onto a single platform and partners with our global investment and distribution teams to develop scalable and innovative solutions ranging from screens and environmental social governance (ESG) strategies to Impact Investing. Launched in 2015, our BSI platform provides investors with a range of strategies across asset classes, investment vehicles and impact profiles. With over $500 billion in sustainable assets under management, BlackRock leverages our differentiated investment platform, proprietary technology, data analytics, deep ESG expertise and culture of innovation to offer sustainable solutions to our clients.

Today, BSI consists of over 40 people globally who are passionate about identifying drivers of long-term returns associated with environmental, social and governance issues, integrating sustainable data and insights throughout BlackRock's investment processes through Aladdin, and crafting innovative investment solutions that address clients' environmental and social objectives alongside their financial objectives.

BSI Researcher job profile

Your role and impact:

We are seeking a high-energy, self-motivated and organized Researcher who is passionate about sustainability to join BSI in a multi-faceted and dynamic role at the cross-section of sustainability research, climate analytics and modeling.

The Researcher will be part of a global team responsible for creating a platform ESG research capability, with a particular focus on designing and managing the BlackRock Sustainable Investing Intelligence portfolios. The Investment Researcher will help design of sustainability-oriented investment strategies and help execute on the overall strategy for the team, with a particular focus on communicating the nuances of our research to other stakeholders around the firm. A combination of communication and analytical skills is a must. The successful candidate will possess a passion for creative and critical thinking about financial markets, and a desire to be part of a fast-growing team.

Your responsibilities:
  • Support the Investment Research team to develop and deliver a platform ESG research capability, create key ESG insights and original ESG research
  • Build relationships with other teams supporting the investment and research process.
  • Closely partner with multiple teams across the organization in the execution of joint research work, and partner to design and construct portfolios tailored to suit investor requirements and preferences.
  • Support and drive the evolution of the investment platform and leverage the power of Aladdin and BLK risk tools in all aspects of portfolio management.
  • Contribute to written thought leadership on broader sustainability issues, particularly those closely connected to climate and the energy transition-such as biodiversity, just transition, and the SDGs

You have:
  • Relevant climate/sustainability research and/or investment industry experience, preferably with emphasis in climate change, energy systems, and ESG analytics
  • Strong interest in deepening understanding of investment portfolio analytical approaches including familiarity with investment research and/or portfolio construction, investment processes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to synthesize information, summarize issues and think creatively
  • Ability to effectively translate complex investment and sustainability topics into easy-to-understand memos and presentations for senior leadership and external stakeholders
  • Attention to detail and proofing skills are critical
  • Proficiency in Python coding a plus
  • An ambitious spirit that is ready to take on a full range of tasks and pursue additional responsibility quickly
  • BA/BS from an accredited university

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.

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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