Fixed Income Trading MBA Associate

Atlanta, USA
Sep 29, 2022
Oct 03, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

What team will you be on?

The Global Trading business executes trades on behalf of all portfolio management teams at the firm. The team is organized along regions and asset classes, providing the best service to our investment teams and achieving optimal outcomes for our clients. As the world's largest asset manager, BlackRock's Global Trading teams executed over $16.4 trillion in notional volume in 2020. We believe BlackRock's size and scale serve as a distinct advantage, uniquely positioning us to access liquidity and deliver consistently strong execution.

Why is your role important?

The Global Trading team is seeking a junior trader to support investment activities in New York. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively with senior traders and portfolio management teams, multiple internal business partners, and the sell-side. As a trader, you will formulate trading strategies, provide market flow information for investment activities, and directly engage counterparties to execute orders utilizing a range of tools and tactics.

What will you do as a Summer Associate?

  • Work closely with senior traders, learning to manage orders, trade multiple products in a risk-controlled manner, and achieve best execution for BlackRock clients
  • Provide insight into market activity and disseminate market intelligence and trade flow information to portfolio management teams
  • Work both independently and with other internal BlackRock teams to improve trading workflow, in order to maximize scale and efficiency and reduce operational risk across the platform
  • Proactively contribute to the investment process to reduce transaction costs and identify opportunities for outperformance
  • Manage all aspects of day-to-day tasks in support of trading activities and liaise with trading operations teams
  • Embrace and demonstrate the BlackRock Principles

What capabilities are we looking for?

  • BA/BS or higher degree(s) required
  • Proven interest in global capital markets and general investment knowledge
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, and attention to detail are critical
  • Effective communication skills and proven ability to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Highly computer literate with advanced spreadsheet-based skills and programming knowledge (Python, Bloomberg API, SQL) are a benefit
  • Strong work ethic with high level of self-motivation and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

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.

Our hybrid work pilot

BlackRock's current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what's important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our "One BlackRock" culture means you'll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work - wherever you are.

The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

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.

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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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