We are currently looking for candidates with exceptional quantitative and communication skills to join RQA. Candidates will work with the local team leader in overseeing the risk management and quantitative analysis functions of the group. Responsibilities include but are not limited to taking a leadership role in facilitating discussions with portfolio managers on all aspects of the portfolio construction process, leading research projects and presenting analysis to the global fundamental equity portfolio management team and training and development of the RQA team.
Risk & Quantitative Analysis performs the risk management and quantitative analysis functions at BlackRock. Equity Risk Managers will be charged with solving real world problems in the investment management process. The principal responsibilities of an Equity Specialist include:
Take a leadership role in and be accountable for identifying, measuring and communicating to senior management the market and non-market risks that BlackRock and our clients are exposed to Knowing the risks by thoroughly understanding all investment holdings Ensuring the risks are fully understood by portfolio managers and are consistent with client objectives Helping portfolio managers by assisting with quantitative techniques for portfolio construction and alpha generation Partnering with BlackRock Solutions to deliver state-of-the-practice risk analytics and risk models to BlackRock through the Aladdin platform Direct the creation, production and delivery of reports pertaining to Relative Value, Risk/Exposure and Performance Attribution Working with other RQA team members on a global basis to conduct quantitative research on global investment markets
Skills & Qualifications:
Candidates should have an expressed interest in tackling the difficult real world problems of the investment management business. All positions require outstanding quantitative, communication, presentation and leadership skills. An attention to detail, a strong work ethic and ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment are other important characteristics.
BA/BS in a quantitative major required; MS/MBA strongly preferred Experience in risk management in the financial services sector Working knowledge of the financial markets, with expertise in equity products and investing Experience with fixed income or multi-asset class products would be beneficial to this role Exceptional quantitative skills Exceptional communication and presentation skills Ability to work effectively in a team environment Highly organized and able to adhere to tight deadlines Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), PRMIA, or GARP designation is a plus
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