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Systematic Fixed Income - Associate, Quant Research

Systematic Fixed Income - Associate, Quant Research
San Francisco, US
180,000 - 230,000
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About this role

Junior Systematic Portfolio Manager

San Francisco

BlackRock is one of the world’s pre-eminent 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.

For two decades, BlackRock’s Systematic Fixed Income team has combined advanced financial theory, econometrics and computing techniques to deliver exceptional investment performance to its clients. Today 70 investment professionals in London and San Francisco share a common passion – to combine innovative data sources and techniques to advance our understanding of financial markets. We build quantitative models across the full range of asset classes and related derivatives, including global interest rate products, currencies, corporate bonds and equities, credit default swaps, mortgage- backed securities, and we continually adapt our models to an ever-changing investment landscape. We deliver outstanding performance for our clients across the entire risk and return spectrum, from Smart Beta products to Fixed Income Global Alpha, our flagship $5bln hedge fund.

The Systematic Fixed Income team is seeking to employ an exceptional individual in its San Francisco office. Through partnering with experienced portfolio managers and researchers, they will develop the skills to research and implement innovative, systematic investment strategies.


  • Help ensure successful implementation of primarily US based strategies working with quant researchers and developers, data groups, and traders
  • Identify and mitigate out-of-model risks by keeping up with company news and macroeconomic trends
  • Help identify drivers of the portfolio through detailed attribution work
  • Interact with strategy and client groups to discuss portfolio positioning and performance trends
  • Work with researchers to improve existing trading models and develop new ones


  • Highly energetic and collaborative individuals with strong motivation for personal and team success
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and collaborate in a fast-paced environment
  • Creative, analytical problem solving
  • Experience in coding is required – Python and SQL strongly preferred
  • An advanced degree in a quantitative discipline is preferred
  • A genuine interest in investments and asset management is essential

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 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 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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