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Summer Analyst

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 penultimate year and obtaining their bachelor’s degree or their master’s degree with less than 18 months' relevant full-time work experience.

Our eight-week Summer Analyst Programme is designed to provide students a challenging, meaningful and supportive internship experience that replicates as closely as possible the experience of being a full-time BlackRock analyst. Summer Analyst Programme orientation offers a thorough overview of the firm and the opportunity to hear from a number of senior leaders. Following orientation, interns receive on-the-job training and are given day-to-day responsibilities to contribute to assigned teams throughout the summer. The campus recruiting team also partners very closely with the Women’s Initiative, Multi-Cultural, OUT, and Veteran’s Networks to ensure the Summer Analyst Programmes can learn and interact with our employee networks.

The firm is highly committed to the Summer Analyst Programme and looks to the summer internship as the main pipeline into the Analyst Programme. 


How to Apply

After you have clicked the below apply link please select Summer 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
  • Summer
  • London, Edinburgh and Budapest
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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