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2021 Graduate Analyst Programme - Strategic Initiatives & Business Management

Business Management & Strategy

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Strategic Initiatives & Business Management

Our Strategic Initiatives and Business Management teams collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure coordinated delivery of BlackRock’s capabilities to our clients globally. These teams drive key initiatives, ensure consistent messaging and coordinate with partners across the firm. Through strategic planning and analysis, these teams act as the “connective tissue” of their businesses, monitor business results, allocate resources, and implement metrics-driven client support.

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 business contains four teams:

Global Product Group:

  • Ensures BlackRock has an industry-leading product set to support our clients’ needs and the firm’s growth aspirations in all market environments.

Strategic Partner Programme:

  • Understands the strategic business priorities of our largest and most sophisticated clients and develops plans that address their needs in partnership with executives and senior client contacts.

Business Management:

  • Develops and delivers world-class operating processes to optimise the efficiency of BlackRock’s businesses.


  • Capitalises on initiatives that deliver outsized, longterm results for underserved individuals and their communities.

Our team is known for:

  • Strategic Product Partnership: Client-centric product development and range management, connecting investment teams and client businesses across asset classes.
  • Representing the Firm: Ensuring consistent messaging, processes, and coordination across BlackRock to deliver a seamless client experience.
  • Strategic Execution: Developing business and analytics strategies to monitor, understand, and drive business results.

What will you be doing as an analyst?

  • Provide internal and external clients with insights and recommendations based on trends in the asset management industry and in the broader economy.
  • Build and present sophisticated, informative analytics on critical initiatives and internal business operations
  • Assist with strategic planning, metrics, reporting, cross-business initiatives, and business process design
  • Partner with key internal partners (investment teams, relationship managers, marketing, legal) to position and deliver product content or business support.

What capabilities are we looking for?

  • Resourcefulness
  • Analytical approach
  • Change agent
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Technical curiosity.

Full-Time Analyst Programme

The Full-Time Analyst Programme is a multi-year experiential journey designed to empower and support Analysts in connecting their personal passions and strengths to BlackRock’s mission, principles and purpose. The programme begins with an orientation to learn about our purpose, business and strategic priorities – all while gaining insights into the day-to-day life of an Analyst at BlackRock.

Following orientation, Analysts join their team and stay connected with colleagues across the globe through ongoing training and professional development. This programme offers Analysts the chance to have a lasting impact on the firm and contribute to our greater collective purpose to help more and more people experience financial well-being.


Candidates should have less than 18 months of directly relevant, full-time work experience and be graduating from an undergraduate or master’s degree programme between January 2019 and December 2021.


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