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2021 Summer Analyst Programme - Strategic Initiatives & Business Management

Business Management & Strategy

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Strategic Initiatives & Business Management

Our Strategic Initiatives and Business Management teams collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure coordinated delivery of BlackRock’s capabilities to our clients globally. These teams drive key initiatives, ensure consistent messaging and coordinate with partners across the firm. Through strategic planning and analysis, these teams act as the “connective tissue” of their businesses, monitor business results, allocate resources, and implement metrics-driven client support.

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:

Global Product Group:

  • Ensures BlackRock has an industry-leading product set to support our clients’ needs and the firm’s growth aspirations in all market environments.

Strategic Partner Programme:

  • Understands the strategic business priorities of our largest and most sophisticated clients and develops plans that address their needs in partnership with executives and senior client contacts.

Business Management:

  • Develops and delivers world-class operating processes to optimise the efficiency of BlackRock’s businesses.


  • Capitalises on initiatives that deliver outsized, longterm results for underserved individuals and their communities.

Our team is known for:

  • Strategic Product Partnership: Client-centric product development and range management, connecting investment teams and client businesses across asset classes.
  • Representing the Firm: Ensuring consistent messaging, processes, and coordination across BlackRock to deliver a seamless client experience.
  • Strategic Execution: Developing business and analytics strategies to monitor, understand, and drive business results.

What will you be doing as an analyst?

  • Provide internal and external clients with insights and recommendations based on trends in the asset management industry and in the broader economy.
  • Build and present sophisticated, informative analytics on critical initiatives and internal business operations
  • Assist with strategic planning, metrics, reporting, cross-business initiatives, and business process design
  • Partner with key internal partners (investment teams, relationship managers, marketing, legal) to position and deliver product content or business support.

What capabilities are we looking for?

  • Resourcefulness
  • Analytical approach
  • Change agent
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Technical curiosity.

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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