Investment Performance Reporting Associate- SEA

Employer
BlackRock
Location
Seattle, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 29, 2021
Closes
Jun 13, 2021
Ref
11106601
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

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 September 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.
Business Unit Overview:
The Performance Measurement & Attribution team is responsible for the outcome and interpretation of all portfolio and benchmark return analytics in Blackrock. This includes generating analytical outcomes, supporting investment teams through product level support, acting as a centralized source and control of performance for the firm, and building tools and automated solutions.

Servicing the needs of the global client base, the demands for accurate, timely & informative performance data is central to many of the organizational core objectives. Products covered are the spectrum of Mutual Funds, ETF's, segregated clients and investment asset classes including Fixed Income, Multi-Asset, Equity and Alternative including derivatives.
Background and Development Value:
Are you passionate about challenging the businesses to reach higher standards? Do you want to build a foundation in performance, and learn to provide investment and technology solutions with purpose to help our clients meet their goals? Then this team is right for you! We are responsible for investment performance and attribution analyses globally across Fixed Income, Index Equity, Systematic Active Equity, and Multi-Asset strategies. We also lead all aspects of the firm's US and APAC GIPS composites - one of the many benefits of being a globally located team: we see the end of one day from the EMEA region and kick of the start of another day in APAC. The team focuses on using technology and project management to improve existing processes to optimize data delivery.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and interact with business partners; lead attribution analysis as an authority, and get exposure to teams globally;
  • Primary source of performance and system knowledge, and collaborate with external parties such as fund administrators, custodians, and various index vendors;
  • Build relationships with Portfolio Engineering / Management and Attribution specialists to provide quality attribution analysis and ex-post content;
  • Research residuals using the Aladdin platform and creatively suggest resolutions;
  • Support internal analytical systems (Aladdin), and use them to investigate internal and external client inquiries, while supporting our growing business needs;
  • Display integrity and confidence when interacting with different teams - ability to take ownership, and make an effort to understand the data flows and dependencies.
Knowledge/Experience:
  • Understanding of Multi-Asset, Fixed Income and Equity instruments, and general performance principles;
  • Ability to analyze large data sets, including design and testing methods in a fast-paced environment;
  • Passionate about learning new technologies, and eager to delving into Aladdin attribution;
  • A positive, get the job done attitude, and are flexible to an ever-changing environment.
Skills/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent; prior experience with business modeling techniques and/or attribution tools (CFA or CIPM designation a plus);
  • Show strong problem solving acumen, an ability to synthesize information, summarize issues, and take initiative;
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for learning technical skills to assess risks accurately;
  • Experience analyzing and testing securities data, including classifications, sector schemas, and some level of securities investment analysis;
  • Display knowledge of accounting and pricing principles; experience with performance tools and external fund administrators a plus; exposure to Perl, Python or Java a plus.
Competencies:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, who also displays strong interpersonal interactions;
  • You have a sharp control/risk mitigation mentality.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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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