Associate, Portfolio Research - BlackRock Investment Institute (BII)

Budapest, Hungary
Jun 02, 2023
Jun 16, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

About this role

Elevate your career by joining a fast-growing, global research team that's at the heart of the world's largest asset manager. Joining BlackRock means becoming a part of a community of talented and curious people who are tackling some of the world's most complex financial challenges. And our founder-led culture has maintained its entrepreneurial feel - we work hard, we work fast, and we work with purpose.

What team will you be on?

The BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) team is at the heart of BlackRock's investment debate and portfolio construction. BII is able to draw on insight and data from across Blackrock's investment teams and covers macro issues, markets and portfolio construction. We provide actionable conclusions for Blackrock's portfolio managers and clients. Our nimble, global team has outsized impact on BlackRock's performance, commercial success and brand.

Reflecting its central role, BII is expanding its research capability and opening up opportunities for applicants with different experience levels. We are hiring for an Associate position in our Budapest office.

Why is your role important?

Are you passionate about financial markets and sustainability? Do you want to do deep research that has direct applications? Do you want to have real impact? Are you ready to learn something new every day? If so, BII's research team is the place for you. The best research is produced by bringing together people with different perspectives, skills and experiences.

BII research crafts the portfolio building blocks core to BlackRock's mission to build a better financial future for everybody. By bringing together the best macro and market perspectives with cutting-edge portfolio construction techniques, BII distils what a complex world means for allocating investments.

BII fosters an inclusive approach, with members at all levels contributing views and challenging them. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds who want to shape the debate.

What will you be doing?

You may be creating quantitative stochastic and statistical financial forecasts and projections across different regions and time horizons, and fine-tuning asset allocations and processes to support to help our portfolio managers in their investment decisions.

This includes:
  • Generating BlackRock's industry-leading, climate-aware Capital Market Assumptions . You will help us build new quantitative models to project the returns of assets through time.
  • Developing new asset allocations with new analytics to improve the construction of portfolios and help clients meet their long-term investment objectives.
  • Building our 'next generation' simulation framework , playing a key role in the research and development of our next generation macroeconomic and asset pricing stochastic simulation framework.
  • Delivering content to build our brand: You will help us to communicate our research in internal and external publications, client meetings and media appearances.
What are we looking for?
  • A demonstrably quantitative and creative mind, with a degree in a quantitative field (e.g. economics, finance, engineering, physics, and math).
  • Strong communication skills and ability to distil research for broad consumption.
  • Strong statistical modelling and data analysis skills.
  • Open-minded thought process and intellectual curiosity.
  • Motivated team player, flexible in approach and ability to work independently.
  • Responsive with keen attention to detail.
  • Strong understanding of the use of computer technology in financial and economic research, with strong statistical package programming skills (e.g., R, Python) Intuition for and a passion in financial markets and with experience in the finance sector.
Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week; some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. Beginning in September, all employees will shift to at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

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 Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.
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