Index Strategies Investment Risk Manager, Associate

BlackRock

3.4

(18)

London, United Kingdom

Why you should apply for a job to BlackRock:

  • 67% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 16 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver and 2 weeks paid leave prior to birth of baby.
  • Flexible time off; parental leave for birth or adoption; child, special needs and elder care support, fertility benefit program
  • Employee Assistance Program – free, confidential counseling; gender transition support; volunteering opportunities
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    Position summary

    illset to provide tangible solutions in the investment management process.

    RQA is committed to investing in our people to promote both individual accomplishment and a strong collaborative environment. As a global group, our goal is to create a culture of inclusion which encourages teamwork, innovation, diversity and the development of future leaders. We actively engage in discussions on career growth and work with team members to understand how personal passions and strengths connect with our purpose.

    Key Responsibilities:

    You will join a team of risk managers focusing on Blackrock's successful and growing array of index strategies, spanning segregated mandates, pooled funds and the iShares ETF range. You will partner up with our Index Investment teams in EMEA and APAC to:

    • Deliver independent risk oversight and risk advice.

    • Provide quantitative analysis to assist with portfolio construction, product design and investor engagement.

    • Contribute to long term, strategic projects and enhancements to risk and portfolio management processes.

    • Collaborate with a team of world-class risk managers and quants partnering with portfolio management teams to oversee our clients' portfolios.

    • Collaborate with subject matter experts in investing, macroeconomics, financial modeling and strategy.

    Qualifications

    • Working experience of a minimum of 3 years within investment or market risk management, quantitative analysis or equivalent role within a financial or investment function.

    • A degree in a quantitative field, e.g. mathematics, quantitative finance, computer science, economics, statistics, engineering

    • An ability to explain complex ideas in simple but impactful terms

    • Familiarity with equity markets and good understanding of other asset classes; fundamental equity models knowledge a plus

    • Strong interest and ideally some experience in Index Investing

    • A passion for applying quantitative techniques to real-world problems including analyzing portfolio risk taking and understanding financial markets

    • The view that risk management is a partnership between investment managers and risk managers

    • A good insight in financial models, and an understanding of their limitations and a desire to improve them

    • System and technology proficiency, and ideally some Python coding and programming skills or willingness to learn them

    • Familiarity with relevant regulatory frameworks including UCITS and AIFMD.

    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 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. 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.

    For additional information on BlackRock, please visit @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

    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.

    Why you should apply for a job to BlackRock:

  • 67% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • 16 weeks paid leave for primary caregiver and 2 weeks paid leave prior to birth of baby.
  • Flexible time off; parental leave for birth or adoption; child, special needs and elder care support, fertility benefit program
  • Employee Assistance Program – free, confidential counseling; gender transition support; volunteering opportunities