INTRODUCTION TO SECURITIES LENDING
The Global Securities Lending business is part of BlackRock’s Global Lending and Liquidity group, which also includes the Cash Management team. Global Lending and Liquidity is part of BlackRock’s Portfolio Management Group (PMG). Along with other Investment teams, Global Securities Lending helps our clients solve their investment challenges and strives to deliver persistent, long-term investment performance. Our investment professionals manage over $300 billion in loans and benefit from the resources of a world-class technology firm that is differentiated by a team approach, integrated research, and risk management. Everyone at BlackRock has a role to play in leading the firm’s future growth. We believe that diverse teams with complementary strengths are critical to our success.
YOUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Within Securities Lending, the Analytics team is responsible for generating data-driven insights to improve decision-making, extract incremental alpha and effectively manage investment risk across the Securities Lending business. We are seeking an ANALYST WITHIN SECURITIES LENDING ANALYTICS to help discover new data-driven alpha-generating opportunities, implement scale and stability into our platform, and improve active risk management. The successful candidate will interface regularly with Trading, Product Strategy, Product Management, and Platform Development, along with other business partners in the Risk & Quantitative Analysis Group, Portfolio Management Group, Technology and Operations and BlackRock Solutions, among others.
Alpha Generation: Develop quantitative signals and strategies using Aladdin, Securities Lending, and alternative datasets
Risk Management: Build independent risk controls to optimize fund performance, activity, and program enablement
Research & Innovation: Lead the build out of prototypes and research new analytic solutions to solve sophisticated business problems and directly improve the team’s investment strategy and performance
Data Science: Conduct complex data analyses through data gathering, processing, modelling and algorithms
Data Enrichment: Acquire alternative datasets and participate in data value/vetting exercises in collaboration with Trading Research and PMG
Business Critical Initiatives: Lead high-priority data and analytics initiatives in conjunction with the Securities Lending Citizen Developers, BlackRock Solutions and PMG
Education: Undergraduate or graduate degree in a quantitative field (Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science, Operations Research or similar) or equivalent demonstrated professional experience
Technical Skills: Advanced proficiency with data analysis languages like SQL, Python, and/or R required; experience and comfort with other technical skills preferred (Aladdin, VBA, Business Objects, Unix).
Experience: 0-4 years of experience in a highly analytical role in a technology or financial services setting; Broad and proficient knowledge querying databases, data science and analysis languages such as SQL, Python, and/or R.
Interest: Appetite for consistent learning is a must; excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and an ability to identify problems, design solutions, and implement change required.
Aptitude: Meticulous attention to detail with an analytical approach demonstrating a clear, logical & structured thought process.
Communication: Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to deliver presentations internally/externally and coordinate across multiple groups around the firm
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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.
OUR HYBRID WORK PILOT
BlackRock’s current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what’s important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our “One BlackRock” culture means you’ll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work - wherever you are.
The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.
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