BlackRock London Returners Programme 2022: Risk & Quantitative Analysis, Investment Risk Team

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Recruiter
BlackRock
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 May 2022
Closes
28 May 2022
Ref
14881431
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

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.

Risk & Quantitative Analysis (RQA) Group, Investment Risk Team

Business Overview

The Risk & Quantitative Analysis (RQA) group provides independent oversight of BlackRock's fiduciary and enterprise risks. RQA's principal objectives are to advance the firm's risk management practices and to deliver independent risk expertise and constructive challenge to drive better business and investment outcomes. RQA's risk managers play a meaningful role in BlackRock's investment process, using quantitative analysis and a multi-disciplinary skillset to tackle real-world problems and provide tangible solutions in the investment management process.

RQA is committed to investing in our people to increase individual enablement and ultimately build a stronger team. Our goal is to create a culture of inclusion which encourages collaboration, innovation, diversity and the development our future leaders. We actively engage in discussions on career growth and work with team members to understand how personal passions and strength connect with our purpose.

What the RQA group at BlackRock has:
  • The opportunity to provide real world solutions that help preserve and protect the hopes and dreams of (truly) billions of people around the world
  • A team of outstanding risk managers and quants partnering with portfolio management teams to oversee our clients' portfolios
  • Global colleagues with subject matter expertise in investing, macroeconomics, financial modeling and strategy


Role Responsibilities
  • Partnering with senior risk managers, Investment teams and Product Innovation to deliver independent risk oversight, risk advice, and provide quantitative analysis to assist with portfolio construction, product design and investor engagement
  • Knowing the investment risks by thoroughly understanding the funds' objectives, their portfolio construction process, positioning, and market dynamics.
  • Application of quantitative techniques to real-world problems including analyzing portfolio risk drivers, reviewing portfolio construction and understanding financial markets
  • Presenting pertinent analyses on markets, portfolio risk and performance drivers to portfolio management teams


What you have:
  • Experience in finance, ideally within risk management, and ability to apply your skills to the role.
  • An ability to explain complex ideas in simple but impactful terms and proven ability to use effective communication to influence outcomes
  • A passion for applying quantitative techniques to real-world problems and being a student of the financial markets
  • An understanding of the fundamental principles of risk management including risk estimation methodologies, stress testing and attribution
  • A love of models, an understanding of their limitations and a desire to improve them
  • Proven coding skills in R, Python is a plus.
  • FRM or CFA designation or other industry certifications (or are working towards one) is a plus


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.

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.

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