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ETF & Index Investing Summer Associate

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ETF & Index Investing Summer Associate

San Francisco, CA +1 location
  • Responsibilities

    What does our business do?

    BlackRock is the largest exchange traded fund (ETF) and index investments provider. As a business, we develop, analyze, and manage ETFs and Index Investments that track most major indices, providing clients with access to markets around the world. In joining our team, you will be part of a fast-paced, market-centric, global business. Our team-based atmosphere ensures constant teamwork, knowledge-building, and opportunities to connect with clients and partners across regions and functions.

    BlackRock is seeking a Portfolio Engineer/Manager to be responsible for all aspects of index equity portfolio management in index equity portfolios or index asset allocation portfolios. He/she will have the opportunity to further develop product and operational knowledge, all within a collaborative environment of supportive colleagues. Along with daily portfolio management tasks, the individual will assist in the build out of the portfolio management function.

    What will you do as a Summer Associate?

    • Perform daily portfolio management tasks; daily liquidity management, portfolio re-balancing, corporate action analysis, client activity; risk and performance monitoring - ensuring portfolios are positioned within investment parameters and guidelines and track within performance expectations
    • Engage with global teams to identify and drive process improvements that lower risk and increase efficiency
    • Participate in project work and systems testing
    • Establish portfolio management practices that can be shared globally
  • Qualifications

    What capabilities are we looking for?

    • Knowledge of and interest in index portfolio management, risk models, index construction methodologies, or asset allocation strategies including target date funds
    • Passion for investing and a continuous desire to learn more about financial markets and fund management
    • Strong technical aptitude with an interest in technology solutions related to portfolio management, trading and data analytics. Python, SQL, or any coding experience or desire to learn is preferred
    • Experience with Aladdin tools and knowledge of Aladdin data sources are a plus
    • Forward thinking with attention to detail and desire to improve and standardize processes
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments while producing high quality work in a demanding, fast-paced environment
    • High degree of professional discretion, integrity, and judgement
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, teamwork, and relationship-building skills

    Application Information

    Within your application, you will have the option to apply for up to two business divisions within the Summer Associate Program. To apply for ETF & Index Investing, please select Investments – ETF & Index Investing. Positions available in Atlanta and San Francisco. We look forward to reviewing your application!


    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.

    For CA Residents:

    We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.

    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.

  • Industry
    Financial Services
  • Locations
    San Francisco, CA • Atlanta, GA
  • Fun Fact
    We offer a fun, entrepreneurial culture you wouldn’t typically find at a financial services company. You can even wear jeans to work!
  • About Us

    BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of December 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $7.43 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.