Aladdin Business, Analytics and Quantitative Solutions, Associate

Employer
BlackRock
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Jun 29, 2019
Closes
Jul 03, 2019
Ref
5801283
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
About this role

TITLE: Associate - Aladdin Business, Analytics & Quantitative Solutions

DEPARTMENT: BlackRock Solutions

BACKGROUND

BlackRock Inc. is a preeminent global firm, providing investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional and individual investors around the world. BlackRock Solutions (BRS) provides clients with access to the intellectual capital, risk analytics and investment platform used to support BlackRock's asset management business. By combining sophisticated risk analytics and investment systems with capital markets and business process expertise, BlackRock Solutions helps clients address a variety of risk management and investment process challenges. BlackRock Solutions' Aladdin® platform is an operating system for investment managers that combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making, effective risk management, efficient trading and operational scale

The Analytics & Quantitative Solutions team within the Aladdin Business is responsible for delivering high-impact solutions to our clients' most complex investment, risk and business challenges, as well as expanding and enhancing Aladdin's analytics capabilities through research and innovation, leveraging the collective intelligence of the Aladdin client community. Each team member is tasked with understanding market and investment practice trends along with client needs, and proactively offering new and comprehensive solutions leveraging Aladdin analytics and data. The Associate within the Analytics & Quantitative Solutions team will play a role in developing solutions to complex investment and risk management problems, including contributing to the design and execution of analytics solutions projects and initiatives.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

The Analytics and Quantitative Solutions team is actively seeking an Associate based out of our London office to work with business leaders to develop impactful solutions for Aladdin clients across different regions and industries. In addition to that, the person will work with the Aladdin Client Engagement, Financial Modeling and Aladdin Product teams to evolve our analytics capabiltiies across Fixed Income, Equity and Alternatives asset classes.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Key responsibilities of the role include:
  • Lead or contribute to the design and execution of tailored and ad-hoc investment and risk analyses, driving solutions to complex problems
  • Contribute subject matter expertise in market, industry and analytics solutions as part of the pre-sales and implementation process
  • Develop solutions to client and prospective client use cases
  • Institutionalize solutions to client problems in Aladdin
  • Contribute to or lead the formulation of and execution of analytical solutions and thought leadership initiatives and publications, addressing industry challenges and showcasing Aladdin capabilities and solutions
  • Drive Aladdin analytics, modeling and investment tools enhancements by synthesizing client feedback and requests to create well-defined and fully scoped development items
  • Participate in firm-wide analytics initiatives and/or strategic partner relationship initiatives
  • Contribute to analytics escalations and deployments
  • Provide topical guidance on complex analytics inquiries to Client Engagement, Client Services and Analytics Production teams
  • Coordinate and communicate cross-functional activities and dependencies with partner teams across BlackRock

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum of 2-3 years relevant experience in financial services, financial technology or consulting. Strong subject matter expertise and strong interest in equity, fixed income, or alternatives desirable.
  • Academic degree in Financial Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business Management or some other quantitative field of study
  • CFA/FRM designation is desirable though not required
  • Superior communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts simply and clearly to clients.
  • Keen interest in financial markets and ability to comprehend the impact of market events
  • Knowledge of various analytics systems/tools and their underlying analytical models is desirable. Strong quantitative skills and familiarity with Excel, VBA and PowerPoint would be a must
  • Experience with scripting, visualization tools, programming languages e.g. R, Python, SAS, VBA and SQL, is desirable
  • Excellent problem solving abilities, and experience understanding complex issues
  • Enjoy a fast-paced, high-intensity environment. Work well as part of a team with minimal supervision. Well organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Keen client-focused spirit and willing to take on additional responsibility

Location: London

Corporate title: Associate

Salary: Competitive

Posting start date: 3 June 2019

Posting end date: 1 July 2019

About BlackRock

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.52 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/us/individual | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | 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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