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2021 Summer Analyst Programme - Client Portfolio Solutions


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Client Portfolio Solutions

Do you have a zest for markets and for working across multiple asset classes? Are you searching for an exciting, multifaceted early career opportunity with the world's largest asset manager? Client Portfolio Solutions is uniquely crafted to deliver outstanding outcomes, better returns, increased convenience and improved transparency for our clients by building investment quality, efficient portfolios, while prioritising client engagement.

We deliver the outcomes our clients seek by embracing end-to-end partnership, improving diversified return drivers, considering a whole portfolio approach, and fuelling powerful insights through Aladdin technology. We are the investment group at the heart of BlackRock’s portfolio construction and asset allocation ecosystem that brings together research, investment experience, and technology to meet clients’ needs for whole-portfolio approaches.

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: 

  • Product Strategy
    • Wealth strategist are responsible for product development and servicing new and existing products and clients
  • Client CIO (Chief Investment Officer)
    • Supervises investment performance and leads client relationship by constructing portfolios, handling risk and hedging exposure in alignment with client’s objectives
  • Global Client Fulfilment
    • Coordinates investment operations and client servicing by owning client onboarding, mandate changes and collaboration with internal teams around the firm
  • Global Manager Research
    • Reviews performance and rates third-party managers alongside internal BlackRock strategies to guide Client CIOs and Client Portfolio Solutions clients.

We partner with:

  • Internally: Portfolio Managers, Risk Managers, Product Strategists, Portfolio Consultants, COOs of Investment teams, and many others
  • Externally: Aladdin client community.

Our team is known for:

As the firm's newest investment function, the 140+ member team seeks to be strategic partner that enables clients focus on portfolio decisions that matter most:

  • Breadth of services: Ability to provide both asset management and advisory services (e.g., risk advice, asset allocation, liability analysis)
  • Broad approach: Solutions based on complete understanding of a client's needs and goals
  • Investment excellence: Asset allocation, portfolio optimisation, risk management and outsourcing implementation. All work is grounded in Aladdin – whether it is a one-time advisory consultation, ongoing risk engagement, or managed total portfolio solutions
  • Depth of resources: Deep client segment expertise/experience combined with direct access to BlackRock’s vast pool of intellectual resources and implementation tools.

What will you do as an analyst?

As the firm’s only investment team organised by client type, we envision a bold and exciting future and invite you to join our

  • Receive training in portfolio construction, portfolio analysis and risk management across the full range of asset classes and strategies
  • Prepare analysis that drives real decisions for diverse and sophisticated investors worldwide
  • Support research and contribute to articles and white papers on relevant topics of interest
  • Build strong relationships within Client Portfolio Solutions and with other investment professionals, client teams, and leaders across the firm.

What capabilities are we looking for?

  • Ability to learn
  • Analytical mindset
  • Critical thinking
  • Client service
  • Collaborative demeanor
  • Technical curiosity
  • Basic or intermediate coding and programming skills
  • Interest in research or portfolio management
  • Interest in consulting with clients to help them achieve their goals.

Your learning & development will include:

We encourage our analysts to be results-oriented and make an impact, while applying intellectual curiosity to solve tough problems. We love innovating to deliver enhanced, technical solutions that meet our clients’ evolving needs.

As a new team member, you will have the opportunity to help us grow:

  • Innovative solutions: We build data focused, custom investment solutions to tackle the sophisticated challenges of our clients
  • Uncompromising client service: We deliver an outstanding client experience through insightful perspectives based on each client’s unique situation
  • Tight-knit group culture: We are passionate about working in teams. Our engagements demand cross -functional expertise that no one person can deliver alone.

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 Program.


Candidates should have less than 18 months of directly relevant, full-time work experience and be graduating from an undergraduate or master’s degree program between January 2022 and December 2022.


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