Associate, Hedge Fund Solutions

Employer
BlackRock
Location
New York, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 30, 2021
Closes
Jun 13, 2021
Ref
11114790
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

BlackRock Alternative Advisors ("BAA") is BlackRock's hedge fund solutions platform. With over $25 billion under management, BAA provides hedge fund solutions and hedge fund oriented co-investments to a broad array of institutional clients through commingled and custom fund structures.

BAA's hedge fund solutions product offerings encompass numerous investment strategies that span equity and credit markets, but also less traditional asset classes typically trafficked by specialized asset managers. BAA has significant experience in early manager identification, demonstrated access to unique investment opportunities and is a pioneer in hedge fund co-investments. BAA leverages the insights of the firm's substantial network of traders, legal and operational professionals globally to inform investment decisions.

BAA is looking for an Associate to join the Absolute Return Strategies Manager Research Team to focus on hedge fund strategies in which the platform invests.

Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the collection, synthesis, and dissemination of information gathered through interacting with external hedge fund managers and being a student of the markets.
  • Build an in depth understanding of a range of hedge fund strategies and associated instruments.
  • Analyze and assimilate hedge fund legal documentation; monitor industry publications for pertinent information, and ultimately conduct initial interviews with hedge fund managers to understand their strategy with the end goal of forming an investment view.
  • In addition to evaluation of hedge fund managers, an emphasis is placed on understanding the capital markets in which the hedge funds operate.
  • Create and maintain professional network contacts, identify and evaluate news articles and research reports for pertinent information, and provide the Research team with timely and insightful data points.


Skills and Qualifications
  • 2-5 years' previous experience preferred, but not required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics/statistics, or Engineering preferred but not required.
  • Outstanding academic credentials.
  • Experience with coding languages such as Python, MatLab etc. desirable but not required.
  • Desire to complete the CFA program.
  • The ability to work with individuals at all levels of an organization and contribute to the strategic direction of the firm.
  • Outstanding analytical and organizational skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Capacity to keep the strategic vision of a company in sight while paying attention to the details of day-to-day operations.
  • Exceptional communication skills, with the right level of confidence and assertiveness, to present and promote ideas at all levels of the organization.
  • Intellectual curiosity with an ability to be a self-starter.


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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