Associate, Quantitative Researcher (Systematic Active Equity) San Francisco, CA

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Associate, Quantitative Researcher (Systematic Active Equity) – San Francisco, CA | BlackRock Open MenuHide Menu Our Company and Sites Life at BlackRock Who We Are Inclusion and Diversity Technology Rewards and Benefits Social Impact Learning and Development Our Teams Analytics and Risk Investments Business Management and Strategy Legal and Compliance Business Operations Marketing and Communications Finance and Internal Audit Sales and Relationship Management Human Resources Technology Early Careers Early Career Programs Americas Europe Asia Pacific FAQs Our Locations Featured Locations All Locations by Region Atlanta Africa Budapest Asia/Pacific Gurgaon Europe Hong Kong North America London South America New York City The Middle East San Francisco Blog Search Jobs R Associate, Quantitative Researcher (Systematic Active Equity) – San Francisco, CA San Francisco, US Investment Professionals – Investments now What we do BlackRock’s business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to our clientsperiod. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future. That’s why investors of all kinds have made us the world’s largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it’s why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges. Job description Description About this role Quantitative Researcher – San Francisco Based in San Francisco, the Systematic Active Equity group (SAE) is seeking a candidate interested in quantitative equity portfolio management. Portfolio management responsibilities range from solving strategy implementation problems through the application of technology, to risk management, idea generation and signal research. Qualified candidates will have an interest in markets, a strong belief in a scientific and systematic approach to active management, a passion to tackle difficult problems with technology, and an ability to thrive in an open and collaborative team environment. SAE is the quantitative equity group within BlackRock which invests over $100B of client assets using a systematic investment approach. SAE is a pioneer and thought leader in the industry and has consistently achieved client investment goals across global equity markets for over 30 years. We believe research and innovation is essential to continuing our success and believe in a multi-disciplinary approach that intersects traditional finance and economics with computer and data science. Key Responsibilities: Portfolio rebalance and trade list generation, ensuring consistency with model insights and market movements Analyzing performance to understand model and risk factor contributions to returns Evaluating and improving model design, portfolio construction and implementation Identifying and monitoring factor exposures and event risks and evolving our process to systematically manage emerging factors Over time, responsibilities would grow to include: Progress proprietary analytics packages, developing innovative methods to visualize portfolio risk while automating away repetitive tasks Researching and developing investment ideas and strategies Managing investments across a full investment life cycle including signal research, portfolio construction, trading and risk / return attribution Presenting strategies and performance to internal business partners and colleagues, as well as external constituents such as clients, consultants, and potential investors Qualifications: Degree in a quantitative field preferred (ex: finance/economics, computer science, engineering, math, etc.) Relevant quantitative experience in the investment management industry Experience in equity, fixed income and / or commodity assets classes Strong understanding of statistical and machine learning concepts and practical experience working with large data sets preferable Experienced in Unix OS, AWS platforms, Hadoop framework Proficient use of databases, and modeling and statistical packages (e.g. MATLAB, Python, R) Interpersonal skills that contribute to and foster a culture of teamwork and knowledge sharing Willingness to produce high quality work in a fast-paced environment Excellent verbal and written communication, and relationship-building skills 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. About BlackRock BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: 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. 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Job requisition # R Read less about this job now Who we are As a people-centric business, our long-term sustainability depends on our employees and culture. We have more than 16,000 employees in 35+ different countries who speak over 80 languages. We also serve millions of clients from different cultures around the world. We believe a wide range of perspectives and talent is crucial to creating a richer culture for our employees and a better experience for our clients. Learn more Inclusion and diversity Learning and development Rewards and benefits Similar jobs Vice President, Fixed Income ETF Product Architect EMEA Pricing, Director/VP Separately Managed Accounts Portfolio Specialist, Analyst/Associate How we typically hire experienced professionals 1 Online Application Upload your resume and enter some basic details about your employment history. We recommend focusing on ing to the roles that are best aligned with your experience and goals. It may take us some time to get back to you, so we ask for your patience as we thoughtfully consider and review all applications we receive. 2 Recruiter Conversation If selected to move forward, you’ll have a high-level conversation with a recruiter to discuss the role in more detail and hear more about your experience and career aspirations who will determine if you’re a potential match. 3 In-person/Virtual Interviews Selected candidates meet with members of the BlackRock team. There may be a couple of rounds of interviews, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a mix of employees you’d be working with and gain a clear understanding of the role and our culture. 4 Offer At the offer stage, we will present a total compensation package. All offers are subject to background checks and other pre-employment clearances. 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