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Investment - Alternatives Summer Analyst (2019)

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Investment - Alternatives Summer Analyst (2019)
Various New York, NY / Princeton, NJ / Seattle, WA Internship Paid


The Alternative investment teams are responsible for strategic planning and oversight across BlackRock’s alternatives investment platform and investment management activities across alternative solutions, hedge fund of funds, real estate, credit, infrastructure, private equity fund of funds and private market opportunities.

Our team is known for:

  • Offering clients access to a spectrum of investment options not generally available through traditional fixed income and equity markets
  • Leveraging the capabilities of Aladdin and drawing on BlackRock’s unparalleled intellectual capital to address multiple client needs at once
  • Highly-regarded investment experts armed with industry-leading information and insight

As a summer analyst you will:

  • Learn the basics of the investment process within alternative investments and become an active participant
  • Gain deeper understanding and appreciation of the alternative investment industry
  • Conduct analysis of returns/financial modeling and learn to identify drivers of return
  • Partner with team members to perform risk analysis and investment research
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding across all alternative asset classes

Teams at a glance

Alternative Solutions - Alternative Solutions manages customized multi-asset alternative investment portfolios for institutional clients. Our team is responsible for investment strategy, research, asset allocation, risk reporting and advisory services on multialternative investment strategies.

Real Estate - BlackRock’s Real Estate team manages investments across the four quadrants of the real estate market including private equity, private debt, public equity (REITS) and public debt. Our team has experience investing globally in all major real estate markets.

Credit - The BlackRock Credit platform includes a full suite of investment solutions spanning the spectrum of risks, liquidity and geographies. BlackRock has expertise in both liquid and illiquid investment strategies, from opportunistic and distressed debt, specialty finance and middle market investing to high yield and leverage loans. The team is globally integrated with professionals in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Private Equity Partners - Private Equity Partners (PEP) manages private equity funds of funds and direct co-investment programs. PEP's diversified portfolios include primary and secondary private equity funds and direct co-investments in both commingled and customized separate account structures.

Hedge Fund Strategies - Hedge Fund Strategies is responsible for business management and strategy of BlackRock’s internal hedge fund platform. The team partners with the underlying investment teams to develop the overall business strategy and product development priorities across our hedge fund platform.

BlackRock Alternative Advisors - BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA) manages traditional funds of hedge funds portfolios and provides custom hedge fund solutions. Our team invests in external hedge funds and has deep experience in structuring and managing core hedge fund of funds and custom portfolios.

Infrastructure - BlackRock’s Infrastructure team manages equity and debt infrastructure investments as well as fund of funds. Our team provides investors with access to infrastructure assets with a fiduciary framework and tailored investment solutions.


This program is for candidates in their penultimate/junior year and obtaining their bachelor’s degree or their master’s degree with less than 18 months full-time work experience.

About Us

BlackRock is a global investment firm, trusted to manage more assets than any other. Its clients are companies, governments, foundations, and millions of individuals saving for retirement, their children’s educations, and a better life. They are passionate about providing products and services that can help them build a strong financial future. BlackRock employees from around the globe are students of the market and students of technology, respectfully anti-bureaucratic, and innovative at the core.

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!