BlackRock London Returners Programme 2022: Global Trading team

Expiring today

London, United Kingdom
13 May 2022
28 May 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.

Global Trading

The Global Trading Group is focused on our trading businesses across all investable asset classes, including the sourcing of liquidity and management of counterparty relationships. This group comprises approximately 240 professionals as of 1st January 2022.

As the link between our investment teams and liquidity providers, Global Trading enhances returns by delivering value & scale through more efficient trading, better pricing, enhancing the trading ecosystem and being at the front end of the investment process.

Because BlackRock conducts all these interactions under one umbrella, we have a holistic view of the firm's counterparties and intimately understand market dynamics and risks, allowing us to provide actionable insights to the investment process.

  • Execute orders for many different investment strategies
  • Formulate trading strategies with PMs taking into consideration benchmarks, liquidity demands, risk and cost.
  • Stay abreast of market events and dynamics and share thoughts and insights with the investment and trading community.
  • Pro-actively contribute, evolve and innovate the trading processes to enhance efficiencies, reduce cost and/or reduce risk.
  • Learn to use and contribute to market leading trading and data platforms including Aladdin.
  • Help drive trading forward from a technical perspective.
  • Develop and maintain essential external relationships as required for Best Execution
  • Operate as part of a highly collaborative and supportive team culture.

Key Attributes
  • Degree(s) with relevant execution trading experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of the liquidity and microstructure of equity markets.
  • Confident with technology and the ability to learn how to use multiple platforms.
  • Team player with effective communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with multiple partners and stakeholders.
  • Enthusiastic and positive approach to challenges.
  • Strong data analysis skills, with coding experience an advantage
  • Well organised, disciplined approach to work with a high level of attention to detail. Analytical an advantage.
  • Strong work ethic with high level of self-motivation and eagerness to innovate and evolve the trading team.
  • Ability to manage multiple relationships internally and externally and have negotiation skills.
  • Adaptable and comfortable working in an entrepreneurial and dynamically changing environment.

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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