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Job Title : Associate/Vice President, Quantitative Researcher, Trading Research
Location : Hong Kong, HK
Job Category: Investment Professionals – Investments
About this role
BlackRock’s Global Trading organization was established with the goals of enhancing trading standards across asset classes, streamlining and leveraging counterparty relationships, attracting and retaining top trading talent in the industry, and developing a One BlackRock culture around trading activities.
Partnering with portfolio management and regional leadership teams, Global Trading strives to deliver the benefits of scale, enhance processes and transparency, improve trading performance, and drive innovation to provide tangible benefits to our clients, investment professionals, and shareholders. In order to achieve enhanced trading execution across the firm, Global Trading will also work closely with their technology partners.
Trading Research, as part of the Global Trading organization, is at the forefront of liquidity modeling, market microstructure research, and transaction cost analysis. Trading Research cuts across regions and asset classes to play a key role in improving BlackRock’s electronic trading capabilities, realizing process efficiencies, and driving innovation. The team collaborates strongly with traders as well as many investment teams, financial modelers, and risk managers to deliver best execution and outstanding investment performance across products and solutions.
We are seeking a quantitative researcher in the Hong Kong office. The role involves improving BlackRock’s liquidity and cost models, contributing to the team’s research output and enhancing the quality of trading analytics and strategies. A successful candidate will possess strong research skills, passion for new research techniques and technologies, and strong motivation to apply quantitative skills to financial markets and trading. The role provides an opportunity to engage with a wide range of BlackRock teams globally and offers excellent career opportunities. It is suitable for candidates wishing to start a career in the investment management industry or taking the next step in their career evolution.
What you will do
Perform market microstructure and trading research
Enhance and improve the current suite of transaction cost models
Apply machine learning and data science concepts to liquidity modelling
Conduct pre- and post-trade analysis in partnership with the trading desks
Build close ties with traders, investors, risk managers and quant research teams across BlackRock
Contribute new insights to alpha and investment research
Stay informed of market developments to adapt BlackRock models
Help shape the research agenda for global trading and investment teams
What we are looking for
PhD or Master’s degree in a subject with quantitative content
3+ years experience in applying statistics and machine learning techniques to liquidity and trading questions
Strong understanding of statistical and machine learning concepts and proficient in a programming language (e.g. Python)
High motivation to acquire new skills on the job
Good communicator with ability to explain research in simple terms
Strong sense of teamwork, contribute to and foster a culture of teamwork and knowledge sharing
Professional and respectful work ethic
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.
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.
For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.
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