Associate, Portfolio Management - Quant Strategies, Relative Value

  • Not Specified
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 19 Jun 18 2018-06-19

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.317 trillion in assets on behalf of

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.317 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.

Job Description:

Business overview:

For two decades, BlackRock’s Systematic Fixed Income team has combined advanced financial theory, econometrics and computing techniques to deliver exceptional investment performance to its clients. Today 70 investment professionals in London and San Francisco share a common passion – to combine innovative data sources and techniques to advance our understanding of financial markets. We build quantitative models across the full range of asset classes and related derivatives, including global interest rate products, equities, currencies, corporate bonds, credit default swaps and mortgage-backed securities, and we continually adapt our models to an ever-changing investment landscape. We deliver outstanding performance for our clients across the entire risk and return spectrum, from Smart Beta products to Fixed Income Global Alpha, our flagship $6bln hedge fund.

Responsibilities:

The Systematic Fixed Income team is seeking to employ exceptional individuals in its Relative Value, Credit, and Equity investment teams to London. Through partnering with experienced portfolio managers and researchers, they will develop the skills to research and implement innovative, systematic investment strategies.

Research

  • Using state of the art technology to develop cutting edge quantitative trading strategies in Relative Value, Credit, etc.
  • Working with PMs to ensure the models remain relevant for the market environment.
  • Researchers are expected to remain abreast of developments in Quantitative finance as we continuously seek to improve our process
  • Continuous development of the models as the market environment changes and opportunities open and close.

Portfolio Management

  • Working with Quantitative Researchers to identify trading strategies that can add value for markets going forward in Relative Value, Credit, etc.
  • Systematic implementation of these models such that we can consistently achieve our performance targets.
  • Continuous development of the models as the market environment changes and opportunities open and close.

Background and Qualification:

  • Highly energetic and collaborative individuals with strong motivation for personal and team success.
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and collaborate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creative, analytical problem solving and a keen attention to detail.
  • An advanced degree in a quantitative discipline from a top tier institution is preferred.
  • Experience in coding, for example in Python or SQL, is also an advantage.
  • A genuine interest in investments and asset management is essential.
  • University degree educated

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 criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.