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2021 Summer Analyst Programme - Aladdin Wealth Technology

Analytics & Risk

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Aladdin Wealth Tech

We are a fast-growing FinTech business operating within BlackRock Solutions, and our mission is to demonstrate the power of BlackRock’s data, scale, and financial models to give financial advisors the edge they need to build better portfolios and deliver better outcomes to their end customers.

The Aladdin Wealth Tech team partners with wealth management clients to help them oversee their enterprise risk, build better portfolios, and enhance their value proposition to clients. This is achieved by leveraging risk analytics - powered by Aladdin® - to equip wealth management clients with model construction capabilities, risk monitoring tools, and portfolio construction & analytics.

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We’re hiring for the two teams below:

Client Teams: Manage and grow client relationships throughout the entire client life cycle from early stage sales pitches to technical implementations to managing live clients on the Aladdin Wealth platform.

Product Teams: Design, develop, and deliver software and services that empower wealth managers to create better portfolios and deliver more value to their clients. Innovate and create higher scale in all aspects of our business, including the product, operations, and client service model.

What will you do as an analyst?

Client Teams:

  • Function as the internal representative for clients by driving alignment between the Aladdin Wealth offering and client needs
  • Gather, compile, model, validate, and analyse data to provide meaningful insights
  • Be the primary point of contact for all Tools, Analytics and Data related client inquiries
  • Perform technical analysis and support the design and development of new Aladdin Wealth product and risk capabilities
  • Learn about our clients business strategy and the broader wealth management industry to inform the product roadmap.

Product Teams:

  • Develop application software and infrastructure in Java/Scala (back-end engineering) or Typescript with React (frontend)
  • Monitor and support the Aladdin Wealth platform
  • Iterate on UI/UX with design teams to create experiences that maximise user delight for financial advisors (front-end)
  • Measure, analyse, and improve the performance and reliability of Aladdin Wealth external APIs (back-end)
  • Leverage distributed computing technology to scale up Aladdin Wealth capabilities to millions of portfolios (back-end).

What capabilities are we looking for?

  • Strong project management and coordination skills; able to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills and analytical thinking
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey sophisticated concepts simply and clearly
  • Strong computer skills and an aptitude for learning new systems. For back-end focused roles, a passion for distributed databases is useful.
  • For front-end focused roles, experience with Typescript is useful.

Your learning & development will include:

  • A robust training program and ongoing development through your time with the firm
  • The skills and support network you need for a successful career at BLK
  • The opportunity to work with some of the most sophisticated clients globally, whilst learning fundamental financial and technological skills
  • Mentorship from experienced software engineers, product managers, analytics specialists and client relationship managers on the team.

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.

Eligibility

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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