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BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies (MAS) team provides investment strategies that employ sophisticated asset allocation, rigorous risk management, and extensive research to deliver specific outcomes tailored to client needs. We are dedicated to delivering investment performance by building portfolio positions that are deliberate, diversified and appropriately scaled. BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies include tactical asset allocation, factor-based strategies, income funds, target date and target risk products. Our team of over 300 multi-asset investment professionals manages over $400 billion in assets under management and has a strong presence in San Francisco, New York, Princeton, London and throughout Asia Pacific.
The MAS LifePath team in San Francisco is currently one of BlackRock's most dynamic businesses; with over $200B in assets and counting it is a key engine for future revenue growth. The team serves as a resource for clients globally, providing deep expertise in retirement plans and solutions, along with an ability to deliver innovative retirement solutions to a broad range of plan structures.
BlackRock is seeking a Researcher who will contribute to the management of BlackRock's LifePath strategies across multiple markets, countries and/or asset classes. The Multi-Asset Strategies Researcher will focus on the research, development, and delivery of novel lifecycle investment solutions.
The position of LifePath Researcher entails research on the areas of consumer behavior, spending patterns, optimal lifetime allocation, and fund design as well as competitive positioning, model portfolio building and automated allocation implementation. The duties will include obtaining and processing public and private data to support models that cover all of these areas, use of proprietary code written in Python--among other languages--to create new analyses for each of these areas, and development of new investment products.
Research existing offerings in the Retirement market
Apply academic and industry research to the creation of new products
Employ rigorous quantitative methods to optimize design of existing and new products
Assist in the creation of supporting material for new and existing products
Develop and extend risk models for existing and new products using the internal BlackRock platform
Support externally-facing portfolio allocation tools
Programming ability in Python and MATLAB
Unix scripting languages
Understanding of quantitative investment research and optimization techniques
Understanding of finance and portfolio allocation, utility theory, econometrics, stochastic differential equations, data analysis and behavioral finance
Excellent quantitative, written and verbal communication skills
Flexible, responsive and self-starting personality. Open-minded thought process and intellectual honesty
Demonstrated experience working both independently and as part of a team in a highly collaborative, global environment
The ideal candidate would have a graduate degree in a quantitative field, eg, math, computer science, or "hard sciences" and a specialization in finance either through coursework or a graduate degree such as an MFE, PhD or equivalent.
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