Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Analyst Programme

Risk & Quantitative Analysis

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The Risk and Quantitative Analysis (RQA) team provides independent oversight of BlackRock’s fiduciary and enterprise risks by developing and delivering risk management, tailored advice and analytics.

The RQA team promotes BlackRock as a leader in risk management by providing top-down and bottom-up oversight to help identify investment, counter party, operational, regulatory and technology risks. In addition to producing quantitative analysis to support BlackRock in managing its fiduciary and enterprise risks, RQA ensures that portfolio risks are consistent across mandates, reflect current investment themes within particular strategies, and comply with client-specific risk guidelines.

The RQA team partners with investment businesses to help portfolio managers build risk-aware portfolios and partners with BlackRock solutions to develop analytics used for risk and portfolio management leveraging the capabilities of Aladdin.

Life at BlackRock

Wonder what it’s really like to work at BlackRock? Our employees from offices all over the world share their thoughts on what makes our culture so special and unlike any other financial services firm – and what’s kept them here.

Our team is known for

  • Integrity as a fiduciary to clients
  • Unbiased insights into Financial Markets and Portfolios
  • Critical independent thought leadership
  • Partnering with the global investment teams in constructing portfolios that are consistent with specified risk and
    performance objectives
  • Providing independent risk oversight for senior management of the firm and the board of directors.

As an analyst you will

  • Apply statistical techniques to real financial data and live portfolios to aid fund managers’ real-time decision making
  • Enhance processes and risk analyses to better align risk policies and methodologies with the client’s objectives
  • Learn to critique and exercise judgment around analytics, having developed a deep understanding of risk
  • Learn to communicate complex ideas to key stakeholders in a high impact manner
  • Facilitate risk and control self-assessments with the business.
  • Provide independent and consultative risk management services to the business on a range of key projects including risk identification and evaluation of corresponding controls.

Job description

This programme is for candidates in their final year of study and obtaining their bachelor’s degree or their master’s degree with less than 18 months' relevant full-time work experience.

The Analyst Programme is a two-year programme designed to acclimate and train new hires. It also provides the foundation for core professional skills that will allow them to succeed in their roles and begin building their peer networks. The programme begins with a Global Analyst orientation in New York which helps to build a knowledge base, prepares analysts for their role at BlackRock and creates a peer network.

Analysts will hear from a number of senior leaders and market experts on a variety of topics including business fundamentals, BlackRock’s culture, strategic priorities, and leadership principles. You will participate in activities that will illustrate the importance of diversity, professionalism and what it means to be a fiduciary as well as having more role-specific training.


How to Apply

After you have clicked the below apply link please select Analyst – EMEA. As you progress through the application you will then be able to select the specific area you would like to apply to.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • London, Edinburgh and Budapest
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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