Analyst, Financial Modeling

Employer
BlackRock
Location
New York, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 16, 2022
Closes
Aug 31, 2022
Ref
16409751
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

Business Unit Overview:
The Financial Modeling Group (FMG) is responsible for the research and development of financial models underpinning the risk management and relative value analytics produced at BlackRock. Our group also contributes to the infrastructure platform for the production of analytics and the delivery of analytic content to portfolio and risk management professionals both within and outside BlackRock. Given the diversity of business objectives among our clients and within BlackRock itself, the models developed and supported by our team span a wide array of financial products, ranging from equity to fixed income to derivatives. In addition, our team members seek to provide analysis and insight on many different levels from analysis of the cash flows of a single bond to the overall financial risk associated with an entire portfolio, enterprise or balance sheet.

Key Responsibilities:
In this role, you will be involved in the design and development of analytical models and methodologies used in investment process and portfolio risk management as well as maintain and support existing models and applications. We offer a dynamic, team-oriented environment with tremendous learning and growth potential.

The candidate will be performing the following duties:
  • Conducting empirical research and calibrating statistical models for corporate credit products
  • Back testing, documentation and validation of empirical models
  • Collaborate on papers for publication, presenting original research at industry conferences, and speaking with institutional clients about relevant research
  • Partner with internal and external clients on model factors, forecasts, performance, strength and weakness, and risk/valuation implications


Competencies:
  • Strong desire to apply quantitative skills to address financial problems and issues that BlackRock encounters in the course of business
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and strong work ethics
  • Possesses a positive attitude and ability to work both independently and as part of a team (within a department or in an inter-departmental/virtual setting), in a fast-paced environment
  • Possesses excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to synthesize requirements from multiple stakeholders and translate those into usable plans
  • Organized in carrying out the responsibilities, possess strong time management skills and should be high on focus


Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor/Master degree in a technical field (Econometrics, Finance, Math, Statistics, Computer Science and/or Engineering)
  • 0 - 2 years of hands-on experience in financial modeling
  • Strong programming skills and experience using programming languages (e.g., Python, R, C++) to conduct statistical/econometric analyses
  • Strong oral and written (English language) communication skills that enable sophisticated ideas to be readily understood by team members and clients
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and maturity to adapt to the needs of a dynamic group and deliver within strict timeframe


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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