BlackRock - Fund Investment Risk Specialist - Associate

Employer
BlackRock
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 25, 2021
Closes
Mar 28, 2021
Ref
10393243
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description
About this role
What we do

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.

Job Description

Business Overview

BlackRock's Risk & Quantitative Analysis (RQA) group provides independent oversight of BlackRock's fiduciary and enterprise risks. RQA Investment Risk's principal responsibility is to ensure that the risks in BlackRock's portfolios are fully understood by our portfolio managers and senior management and are consistent with clients' objectives. We also help build "state-of-the-practice" quantitative models and analytics that help inform risk taking and portfolio construction across the firm. RQA team members tackle real-world problems, using quantitative analysis and a multi-disciplinary skillset to provide tangible solutions in the investment management process.

Trading, Lending & Liquidity Strategies

You will partner with the Cash portfolio management teams to monitor the risk of BlackRock's Cash portfolios. BlackRock offers a comprehensive Cash investment platform, managing in excess of $600 billion of commingled and separate accounts around the globe. Our platform features proprietary tools, expert and efficient trading, and the infrastructure necessary to meet the operational requirements our clients expect.

Key Responsibilities:

We are looking for an experienced candidate with strong quantitative and communication skills to join RQA's Investment Risk Team to help manage risk for Cash platform. Responsibilities include but are not limited to taking a lead role in facilitating discussions with portfolio managers on all aspects of the portfolio construction process, working with portfolio managers to understand the exposures and risks taken, and providing the necessary risk oversight by ensuring that senior management is advised of risks.
  • Partner with investment teams and businesses to confirm that risks are fully understood, consistent with client objectives, and appropriately mitigated.
  • Explain complex ideas in simple but impactful terms in order to influence portfolio construction decisions
  • Apply quantitative techniques to real-world problems including analyzing portfolio risk taking and understanding financial markets
  • Apply concepts of stress testing, risk & performance attribution, and liquidity analysis
  • Assist in the implementation of local risk management policies and procedures, together with adequate risk management systems, to identify, measure, manage and monitor risks appropriately, on an on-going basis
  • Produce and interpret routine and ad-hoc analytics to help senior management, Boards and Committees identify and measure the sources of portfolio risk and return
Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Data Science, Mathematics, Quantitative Finance or similar technical preparation
  • Proficiency in key development language such as Python, Java, SQL, Matlab
  • Excellent analytical skills; critical thinking and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Collaborative business partner with ability to manage and influence relationships that are widely dispersed both functionally and geographically
  • Highly effective communication with non-technical traders, clients and risk governance bodies
  • Money market, Fixed Income experience a plus
  • Highly organized and able to adhere to tight deadlines
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), PRMIA, or GARP designation 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

BlackRock'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, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | 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.

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

BlackRock'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.

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