BlackRock - San Francisco, CA

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BlackRock's Model-Based Fixed Income team develops systematic investment strategies to deliver consistent outperformance for clients within a variety of fixed income markets – including global interest rate products, currencies, corporate bonds, credit default swaps, mortgage-backed securities, and related derivatives. The team implements these strategies across a global suite of institutional products and hedge funds.


BlackRock is seeking a Research Analyst to join Model-Based Fixed Income’s Global Rates Research group in our San Francisco office. This team develops and manages systematic strategies trading global government bonds and related interest rate derivatives across multiple developed markets. Strategies utilize macro-economic, technical, and relative value insights and are implemented across a global suite of hedge funds and other institutional accounts.

Research Analysts will:
Work closely under the direction of a senior researcher to conduct empirical research on proposed trading strategies

Assist with the maintenance and cleaning of the research data infrastructure

Prepare attribution of investment strategy performance

Help design and maintain spreadsheets and other tools to facilitate strategy implementation and monitoring

Successful candidates will possess outstanding empirical research skills, a passion for creative and critical thinking about financial markets, and a desire to work cooperatively and diligently as part of a small, focused team. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in finance, economics, econometrics, statistics, or a related quantitative discipline is advantageous but not required.

Role Requirements:
A passion for investigating financial markets and developing new investment strategies

Strong programming skills (preferably including MATLAB, as well as R)

Knowledge of Fixed Income would be advantageous, as would a working knowledge of econometrics or modern statistics

Experience with Excel/spreadsheets and SQL highly desirable

Strong attention to detail and outstanding work ethic

Proven track record of delivery under time constraints

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

BlackRock is proud to be an E-Verify & Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer—M/F/D/V.

BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

Job Function


Investment Management (Trading, Research, Portfolio Management)

Primary Location


Americas-United States-San Francisco



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Job Posting


Aug 13, 2013, 10:19:35 AM

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