Vice President, Alternatives (Credit) Risk Management – Los Angeles

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Join leading Investment management company BlackRock as Vice President, Alternatives (Credit) Risk Management in Los Angeles, US. refer job details to submit BlackRock job application in Los Angeles.

 

Job Title : Vice President, Alternatives (Credit) Risk Management

Location : Los Angeles, US

Job Category: Analytics & Risk

 

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About this role

Business Overview
The Risk & Quantitative Analysis (RQA) group provides independent oversight of BlackRock’s fiduciary and enterprise risks.  RQA’s principal objectives are to advance the firm’s risk management practices and to deliver independent risk expertise and constructive challenge to drive better business and investment outcomes.  RQA’s risk managers play a meaningful role in BlackRock’s investment process, using quantitative analysis and a multi-disciplinary skillset to tackle real-world problems and provide tangible solutions in the investment management process.

RQA is committed to investing in our people to increase individual enablement and ultimately build a stronger team. Our goal is to create a culture of inclusion which encourages collaboration, innovation, diversity and the development our future leaders.  We actively engage in discussions on career growth and work with team members to understand how personal passions and strength connect with our purpose.
Alternatives Risk Management
You will partner with the Global Private Credit investment team to deliver independent risk oversight, risk advice, and provide quantitative analysis to assist with portfolio construction, product design and investor engagement. You will join a team of Alternatives Investment risk managers focusing on BlackRock’s successful and growing array of alternative investing strategies.

Key Responsibilities:
The RQA Private Credit team is seeking a candidate with credit risk management or portfolio management experience (with an emphasis on illiquid private assets), to support risk management efforts of our ~$30B Global Private Credit platform. Responsibilities include both daily risk management activities and contribution to long term, strategic projects to enhance risk and portfolio management processes.

Partner with investment teams and businesses to ensure that risks are fully understood, consistent with client objectives and constraints, and appropriately mitigated. 
Work with senior risk managers to promote a rigorous governance and oversight environment, escalating risks to ensure coordinated action can be taken as needed.
Review new investment memos, pose thoughtful questions and vocalizing concerns to inform the diligence path and provide an independent constructive challenge of new investments.
Interact regularly with investment teams to understand trends and evolving risks within the portfolios and develop appropriate responses.
Explain complex ideas in simple but impactful terms in order to influence portfolio construction decisions.
Perform market analysis and conduct portfolio reviews alongside senior risk managers and the investment teams to ensure a thorough evaluation of portfolio risk. 
Review portfolio and business performance against objectives and relative to benchmarks or comparable peers. Employ a creative approach to risk management, modeling and scenario analysis.
Build, produce and deliver supervisory and managerial reports pertaining to risk management and performance attribution.
Work with senior risk managers and investment teams to design and implement appropriate analytical tools and reports to effectively monitor risk, communicate changes in risk appetite, and enhance decision making.
Perform ad-hoc reporting and analyses to help address the real-time asks of senior members of the team.

Qualifications:

BA/BS in analytical, financial or technical major; master’s degree preferred
5-10 years of demonstrated experience in risk management, research or portfolio management
Previous experience with leveraged lending, private debt/loans, including commercial banking, middle market direct lending, middle market CLOs or credit hedge funds required
Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, a strong work ethic and ability to work as a team and adhere to tight deadlines
Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team and collaborate with team members across BlackRock’s global locations
Demonstrated understanding of risk management including modeling techniques and innovative approaches to solving risk/portfolio management questions.
Outstanding interpersonal, leadership and oral/written communication skills; ability to communicate quantitative and market concepts succinctly are a must.
Programming skills in VBA, Python, R, and/or SQL is preferred
MBA, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or CAIA designation is a plus 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, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.
For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock
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.
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.

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

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 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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