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Associate, Researcher - Multi-Asset Strategies Lifepath

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Blackrock, Inc. San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 months ago

About BlackRock

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of September 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.44 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: | LinkedIn:

Job Description:

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.

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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Associate, Researcher - Multi-Asset Strategies Lifepath

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Blackrock, Inc.