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Analyst/Associate, Securities Lending Trader

Analyst/Associate, Securities Lending Trader
London, GB
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Job Description

About this role

What team will you be on?

Our trading team generates alpha for clients across; scientific, fundamental and index products. We partner with portfolio managers to optimise returns through a variety of trade types. BlackRock is a pioneer of using quantitative techniques and sophisticated models to improve the performance of its Securities Lending business.

Why is your role important?

We are actively seeking an outstanding teammate to join our EMEA Trading team within Securities Lending based in London. With a focus on innovative technology and imbedded research, our investment management approach to lending provides superior performance for our clients and is an important part of the BlackRock brand. In this fast paced and dynamic environment, BlackRock is a pioneer of using quantitative techniques and sophisticated models combined with fundamental insights from traders to increase the performance of its Securities Lending business. We will look to you to actively contribute to continued development.

Our traders implement a critical role in relation to alpha generation and cost minimization for scientific, fundamental and index products. We partner with portfolio managers to optimize returns through a variety of trade types. Traders represent the firm for a selective group of markets or asset classes. They are the primary owner of BlackRock’s work with premier prime brokerage firms and counterparties and offer the best-in-class securities finance product in the market today.

What will you be doing?

  • Actively trade and optimize BlackRock's EMEA Equities and/or Fixed Income securities lending book for clients. You will be directly responsible for revenue generation and active performance management.

  • Actively build and implement trading strategies based on analysis of companies, sectors, and market variables. You will deliver market leading returns in a risk aware and controlled manner.

  • Be an excellent internal and external partner! You will develop, lead and build on internal & financing market relationships

  • Build and lead partnerships with internal teams, including our global trading team to help drive efficiencies to improve revenue, performance and mitigate risks.

  • Be responsible for day-to-day administrative issues in support of trading activities and liaise with trading operations

  • Work with internal e-Trading and Trading Research groups to innovate systems, trading analytics, and coordinate implementation

  • Manage risk with strong attention to even the smallest details

Who are we looking for?

  • An outstanding teammate! An excellent communicator with first class relationship management skills is a given. You are also self-motivated, with a strong work ethic and positive team orientated outlook

  • Some prior experience in Equities or Fixed Income / Securities Lending / Financing markets / Delta One Strategies is preferred. Knowledge of EMEA markets is also advantageous

  • Proficiency with Excel and experience in one or more of; SQL, Python, VBA, Business Objects is strongly preferred but not essential

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well- being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock’s current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. 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.

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.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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