Associate, Portfolio Manager – Systematic Active Equity – London

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Job Title : Associate, Portfolio Manager – Systematic Active Equity

Location : London, GB

Job Category: Investment Professionals – Investments



About this role

The Group

Systematic Active Equity (SAE) is the quantitative equity group within BlackRock’s Systematic investment division. We invest over $100 billion 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 continual research and innovation are critical to our ongoing success, undertaken in a multi-disciplinary approach that intersects traditional finance and economics with data and computer science.  Our clients include corporate pension plans, public pension plans, central banks, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors.

The Role

Based in London, SAE is seeking a junior candidate passionate about quantitative equity portfolio management.  

The candidate will become a member of the Global Mid Horizon investment team (investment horizon 1 day to 1 month), responsible for delivering innovative signal research and positively impacting portfolio management functions, with the ultimate aim of delivering consistent alpha to clients.  We are seeking individuals with solid technical knowledge, experience in the investment industry and a proven track record of generating alpha for quantitatively-oriented investment strategies.  Expertise or experience in market microstructure and capital markets would be advantageous.

Qualified candidates will have an interest in markets, a strong belief in a scientific and systematic approach to active management, a passion to solve difficult problems with technology, and an ability to thrive in an open and collaborative team environment.

Key Responsibilities

Research responsibilities include:

Developing and maintaining mathematical, computer models and methodologies that support asset management activities such as predicting security returns and constructing portfolios

Performing rigorous research and simulation to validate model design choices and calibration of key parameters 

Proposing new security selection strategies to colleagues and internal business partners

Portfolio Management responsibilities include:

Portfolio rebalance and trade list generation, ensuring consistency with model insights and market environment

Analyzing performance to understand model and risk factor contributions to returns

Identifying and monitoring factor exposures and event risks and evolving our process to systematically manage emerging factors

Evaluating and improving model design, portfolio construction and overall implementation approach

Over time, responsibilities would grow to include:

Identifying new alpha and product opportunities in adjacent asset classes and strategies

Presenting to external parties such as clients, consultants, and potential investors

Required Competencies

Interpersonal skills that contribute to and foster a culture of teamwork and knowledge sharing

Willingness to produce high quality work in a demanding, fast-paced environment

Excellent verbal and written communication, and relationship-building skills

Detail-oriented, team-oriented and self-motivated

Desired Qualifications / Skills

Degree in a quantitative field preferred (e.g. finance/economics, computer science, engineering, math, etc.)

Relevant quantitative experience in the investment management industry (2-5 years of experience)

Experience in equity, fixed income and / or commodity assets classes

Knowledge or experience working with intraday market data 

Strong understanding of statistical and machine learning concepts and practical experience working with large data sets

Experience with Unix OS and large scale distributed computing platforms (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure)

Proficient in use of databases (e.g. SQL, Redshift, BigQuery), and data science programming languages (e.g. Python)

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 pilot

BlackRock’s current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what’s important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our “One BlackRock” culture means you’ll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work – wherever you are.

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 Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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