Investing in Investors Program

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Investing in Investors Program

New York, NY
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Have you always had an interest in financial markets? Are you curious about a career in asset management but don’t have traditional experience in the field? We are seeking highly motivated individuals for our Investing in Investors program, a full-time, intensive one-year recruitment and training program that places experienced professionals like you on BlackRock’s Fundamental Equities Team. The program is designed to help you gain the skills and experience needed to successfully transition into a career in investing.

    Fundamental Equities (FE) is a key active investing organization within BlackRock and part of the firm’s Portfolio Management Group. Fundamental Equities has $300 billion of assets under management, with more than 200 investment professionals stationed across the global and over 100 actively managed strategies to meet clients’ diverse needs. The teams harness the power of human intellect, industry-leading technology, and the global scale of BlackRock in their mission to deliver consistent, risk-managed alpha. FE capabilities cross geographies, market capitalizations, sectors, and specialties, allowing clients to precisely choose the exposures they need to complement their broader investment portfolio.

    At BlackRock, we look for people with a diverse set of skills and capabilities, who come from a variety of majors, industries, and sectors – because we recognize that diversity of thought, background and experience is necessary for our success and ultimately creates better outcomes for our clients. For us, the best person for our team is someone whose unique contributions can help elevate the team as a whole. Our ++One BlackRock++ principle guides our culture of working together to drive innovation and performance.

    The Investing in Investors program includes:

    • Intensive, tailored 6-week Equity Research Boot Camp training focused on key financial skills and acumen as well as firm-specific tools and processes
    • Series of ‘on-the-desk’ rotations across our FE teams, giving cohort participants hands-on experience in equity research, including but not limited to financial modeling, investment idea pitches, and company meetings.
    • Mentoring and coaching support along the way leveraging a robust network of support, including senior sponsors, assigned on-the-desk buddies, and professional coaching to set up cohort participants for success in a fast-paced environment focused on learning and delivery.
    • Ongoing feedback, team-specific training, and career development support

    After successful completion of the program, participants will be offered a permanent, full-time, Associate-level Equity Research Analyst position within Fundamental Equities or a position within another BlackRock team.

    Equity Research Analyst Responsibilities

    • Work with a team to screen the market for alpha-generating ideas (long and short), and then present a shortlist of actionable ideas and companies to research.
    • Conduct rigorous fundamental research on shortlisted companies, including financial and industry analysis, leveraging resources available such as corporate access, third-party research, and interactions across BlackRock equity teams.
    • Present final research and recommendations and contribute to the team’s discussion on individual ideas to generate long-term, high conviction investment ideas and drive alpha for the team’s portfolio of funds.
    • Build partnership and strong working relationships with global colleagues and counterparts across the platform and investment teams at BlackRock.

    Program Location

    The program is based in BlackRock’s New York offices. The health, safety and well-being of our employees continue to be our top priorities. To enter our offices, you must submit proof of a Covid-19 vaccination and test for Covid-19 on a weekly basis.

  • Qualifications

    Program Applicants & Deadlines

    Those with 2-7 years of professional experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have strong analytical skills, an insatiable curiosity for investing, a demonstrated passion in the markets, and exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

    We welcome applicants from a diverse range of industries, including but not limited to: Accounting, Consulting, Energy, Engineering, Finance, Insurance, Law, Military/Defense, Pharmaceutical / Life Sciences, Sustainability & Impact, and Technology.

    We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds for this program, including individuals who self-identify as Black or African American, Latinx or Hispanic, Native American, LGBTQ+, veteran, disabled, and/or female.

    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.

    *Application deadline: *If you’re interested, all candidates must apply *no later than December 12, 2021 at 11:59 EDT. *The selection process will conclude by end of January 2022. The program will begin in April 2022.

    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.

    Our benefits

    To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

  • Industry
    Financial Services
  • 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, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable. As of December 31, 2020, the firm managed approximately $8.68 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.