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Associate, Quant Research

Associate, Quant Research
San Francisco, US
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About this role

Company: BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.

Job Title: Associate, Quant Research

Location: 400 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Summary of duties: Research, develop, update, and maintain models, strategies, and tools with a focus on retirement solutions. Leverage the breadth of BlackRock’s proprietary risk and investment platform. Enhance human capital research through study of labor income, demographics, and behavioral finance related to retirement. Develop analytics to support strategists and client requests. Participate in ad-hoc research projects and papers with internal and external parties on retirement related topics. Gather, maintain, and analyze economic and financial data in support of research. Build relationships with other teams supporting the research process. Closely partner with multiple teams across the organization (Strategy, Risk, and Quantitative Analysis Group) in the execution of joint research work.

Qualifications: Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Mathematics, Finance, Mathematical Finance, Economics, Managerial Economics, or related field and three (3) years of experience in the job offered, Associate, Quant Research, Analyst, or related occupation. In the alternative, the employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in the above listed fields and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the same required skills. Requires three (3) years of experience (with Master's) and five (5) years of experience (with Bachelor's) in the following: Working across a range of asset classes including equity, fixed income, and real assets in analysis of financial models that span multiple asset classes; gathering, maintaining, and analyzing economic and financial data in support of research to test financial models/strategies and understand various market behavior; leveraging investment markets, in accordance with geographical regions, to develop new financial models; implementing financial engineering models including, optimization and stochastic calculus to assess foundations and developments of new and complex models; assessing and developing financial models and relevant portfolio reporting for compliance and auditing purposes, as well as providing information to clients, as needed, to attract new business; and researching, updating, and maintaining financial models, strategies, and tools while utilizing programming skills including, Python and Jupyter Lab.

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For California only the salary range for this position is $147,000 - $156,500. Additionally, employees are eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, and benefits including heath care, leave benefits, and retirement benefits. BlackRock operates a pay-for-performance compensation philosophy and your total compensation may vary based on role, location, and firm, department and individual performance.

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.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock’s hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently 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. Beginning in September, all employees will shift to at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person – aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

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 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.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses.BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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