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2021 Summer Analyst Programme - Portfolio Analytics

Analytics & Risk

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Portfolio Analytics

The Portfolio Analytics group delivers analytics that provide transparency to each client's portfolio on Aladdin. We weave together Aladdin’s world-class data, financial models and technology to develop meaningful insights for investment and client teams. Analysts on our team will develop a broad understanding of finance, clients, and technology. They will learn to navigate teams across BlackRock, to explore opportunities for new ways to apply data and analytics with high impact and deploy enhanced analytics to provide actionable insights into portfolios.

Life at BlackRock

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Our business contains five teams:

Client Business Analytics

  • Enable the firm to deliver tailored investment solutions and develop deeper partnerships with institutional clients.
  • Deliver sales enablement analytics and peer group analysis tools to drive sales of BlackRock products.

ETF and Fund Analytics

  • Provide analytic solutions to product and portfolio consulting teams that enable deeper client engagements and facilitate sales.
  • Deliver analytic insights that generate efficiencies in the investment and risk management processes of our ETF and Index Investments businesses.

Asset Allocation Analytics

  • Provide analytical insights and bespoke portfolio implementation tools to Multi-Asset Strategies and Client Portfolio Solutions businesses.
  • Evolve asset allocation, portfolio construction and performance attribution capabilities of Aladdin.

Aladdin Platform Analytics

  • Enable access to analytics across BlackRock and the Aladdin community, as well as modernising the underlying components of the analytics creation process.
  • Empower citizen developers in our investment and risk management teams with the latest in data, analytics and compute capabilities.

Active Investing Analytics

  • Develop and deliver analytic content for the Active Equities and Active Fixed Income investment businesses.
  • Deliver single-security valuation and risk models, and evolves Aladdin's risk management capabilities.

We partner with:

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

What will you do as an analyst?

  • Gain an understanding of analytics, markets, and Aladdin’s capabilities
  • Utilise analytical models, reports and large-scale data processing tools to help investment teams and clients manage their portfolio risk, exposure and performance.
  • Perform special analyses in response to market events, new business opportunities and client needs
  • Contribute to the creation, testing and roll-out of financial models, analytics and reporting for new security types and products
  • Provide rapid response tactical solutions demonstrating critical thinking, programming skills and creativity
  • Coordinate with colleagues globally, across cross-functional teams
  • Engineer processes and improve tools to deliver analytics and support BlackRock’s Aladdin technology infrastructure
  • Improve operational efficiencies to enable scalable business growth
  • Work with technology and analytics groups to build and deliver scalable customised solutions using Aladdin APIs and the Aladdin Data Sciences platform.

What capabilities are we looking for?

  • Analytical approach
  • Basic or intermediate coding and programming skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem solving
  • Technical curiosity.

Your learning & development will include:

You will develop expertise in multiple core areas that will serve as the foundation for your career, including:

  • Financial markets
  • Clients and industries
  • Technology and the Aladdin platform.

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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