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Associate, Financial Modelling Associate (New York)

Company: Blackrock, Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

BlackRock's business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to our clients-period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future. That's why investors of all kinds have made us the world's largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it's why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges. DescriptionAbout this roleDo you want to work at one of the world's top FinTech companies.? We sell our Aladdin analytics platform to over 100 of the top global financial institutions and corporations, handling many trillion USD of assets.You can help conduct research to build quantitative financial models and portfolio analytics that help managing most of the money of the world's largest asset manager.You can bring all yourself to the job. From the top of the firm down we embrace the values, identities and ideas brought by our employees.We are looking for curious people with a strong background in quantitative research, data science and machine learning, have awesome problem-solving skills, insatiable appetite for learning and innovating, adding to BlackRock's vibrant research culture.If any of this excites you, we are looking to expand our team. We currently have open researcher roles in the portfolio modeling and analytics team within the Financial Modeling Group (FMG) in New York.We are building next generation liquidity, security similarity and pricing models leveraging our expertise in quantitative research, data science and machine learning. The models we build use innovative machine learning approaches, have real practical value and are used by traders and portfolio managers alike.The FMG is a diverse and global team with a keen interest and expertise in all things related to technology and financial analytics. The group is responsible for the research and development of quantitative financial models and tools across many different areas - single-security pricing, prepayment models, risk, return attribution, liquidity, optimization and portfolio construction, scenario analysis and simulations, etc. and covering all asset classes. The group is also responsible for the technology platform that delivers those models to our internal partners and external clients, and their integration with Aladdin. FMG conducts leading research on the areas above, delivering state-of-the-art models. FMG publishes applied scientific research frequently, and our members present regularly at leading industry conferences. FMG engages constantly with the sales team in client visits and meetings.Background and Responsibilities FMG is looking for multiple quantitative researchers in various fields of expertise. The researchers' primary job responsibilities is to develop methodologies, models and analytics to help portfolio and risk managers to better conduct valuation or manage risks at both security level and portfolio level. We use a range of technologies, tools and platforms to get the job done [ statistical software (e.g., R, SAS, S-PLUS, MATLAB, Eviews) and background in programming (e.g., Python, C++) is a plus. Exposure to UNIX or SQL is a plus ].Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field (e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Finance or similar area), ideally PhD in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Energy Policy, Environment Economics, Climate Policy or other quantitative disciplines
  • Confident in building models to solve problems including time series forecasting, clustering problems and hands on experience with a range of statistical and machine learning approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct high quality empirical research or theoretical research relevant for empirical analysis
  • Strong background in applied econometrics, machine learning. empirical finance, macroeconomics, or other relevant studies in social and natural sciences
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced and collaborative 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 BlackRockBlackRock'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, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate - 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. "What surprised me the most about BlackRock was the emphasis on the client-and how much that framed every discussion about everything." As a people-centric business, our long-term sustainability depends on our employees and culture. We have more than 16,000 employees in 35+ different countries who speak over 80 languages. We also serve millions of clients from different cultures around the world. We believe a wide range of perspectives and talent is crucial to creating a richer culture for our employees and a better experience for our clients. How we typically hire experienced professionals BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster and its supplement , and the pay transparency policy . BlackRock is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to Disability.Assistance@blackrock.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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