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2021 Summer Analyst Programme - Financial Markets Advisory

Analytics & Risk

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Financial Markets Advisory

The Financial Markets Advisory business advises financial institutions, regulators and government entities on their most critical and complex financial issues – from bank stress-testing to unwinding a portfolio of assets to crafting and executing bond purchase programs to support the economy.

We leverage BlackRock’s Aladdin® technology and the firm’s sophisticated capital markets, risk analytics, data management and financial modeling capabilities to deliver results-oriented consulting and advisory services, while maintaining an information barrier from the rest of the firm.

Since our founding, we have completed over 500 assignments for more than 280 clients in 37 countries. Our professionals work out of all three BlackRock regions (Americas, EMEA, APAC), allowing us to serve clients in all locations and time zones and respond to urgent needs as they arise.

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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 provides four services:

  • Portfolio Construction and Balance Sheet Solutions, including Sustainability and Climate Risk Advisory
  • Capital Markets & Transaction Support
  • Data, Analytics & Financial Modeling
  • Enterprise Risk & Regulatory Advisory.

We partner with:

  • Internally: We leverage BlackRock’s Aladdin technology and the firm’s sophisticated capital markets, risk analytics, data management and financial modeling capabilities to deliver results-oriented consulting and advisory services, while maintaining a stringent information barrier from the rest of the firm.
  • Externally: We engage with financial institutions, regulators, central banks and governments, providing consultancy
    services to institutions in both the public and private sector.

What will you do as an analyst?

  • Learn about financial institutions, markets, and the key financial issues of the time
  • Develop deep practitioner insight and leading research capabilities
  • Be afforded a diverse professional experience with broad reach across the public and private sectors, interacting with
    clients to present results, address requests and questions.
  • Develop analytics and data management skills by leveraging state-of-the-art technology, modeling expertise, and a
    global risk analytics platform.
  • Build an understanding of regulation and enterprise risk management practices
  • Play a key role on multi-disciplinary project teams including financial experts, market practitioners and technologists,
    assisting in leading project progress and executing key action items.
  • Build and deploy subject matter expertise across a range of themes in order to help clients achieve their objectives,
    including bank balance sheets, capital markets, data and analytics, etc.
  • Hone a disciplined advisory approach and flexible delivery model to support our clients.

What capabilities are we looking for?

  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and intellectual curiosity
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong sense of initiative and ownership
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • An aptitude for analytical work and a structured approach to sophisticated analysis
  • Proven project management skill in executing multi-faceted assignments
  • Strong willingness to perform work as part of a hardworking international team
  • Interest in financial institutions and capital markets
  • Quantitative coursework and familiarity with programming languages is a plus.

Your learning & development will include:

  • Developing analytical skills by performing quantitative analyses in support of client engagements and synthesising the
    results in client presentations and pitch materials.
  • Gaining a deep understanding of data, analytics, and modeling using BlackRock's proprietary technology and relevant
    programming languages build, improve, and execute projects in a scalable manner.

Summer Analyst Programme

Our Summer Analyst Programme is an 8-week internship designed to provide you with an exciting, supportive and fun experience which mirrors life as an Analyst at BlackRock. You’ll have real-world responsibilities during the summer, in addition to participating in professional development, networking and social events.

The Summer Analyst Programme acts as a feeder to the Full-Time Analyst Programme.


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 2022 and December 2022.


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