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2021 Summer Analyst Programme - Corporate Strategy & Development

Business Management & Strategy

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Corporate Strategy & Development

Our Corporate Strategy and Development group is responsible for supporting the firm in positioning BlackRock to generate robust, long-term growth and shareholder value creation through formulating and executing enterprise-level vision and strategy, facilitating business level strategies and driving large multi-functional assignments and initiatives for the firm. The team is also responsible for sourcing, assessing and executing acquisitions, investments, divestitures and partnerships/alliances based on BlackRock's strategic priorities.

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 team is known for:

  • Being a trusted advisor: Partners with senior leaders across BlackRock to establish strategic objectives and how to best execute them
  • Exposure: Works across various geographies and businesses to assess performance and drive forward-looking strategy
  • Diligence: Evaluates external opportunities across the globe, including acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures
  • Visibility: Educates and updates buy-side investors about the strategic direction and financial results of BlackRock
  • High performance: Operates well in a high-energy environment with dedication to performance.

Our business contains two teams:

  • Corporate Development
    • Partners with the firm's senior leadership to execute transactions including acquisitions, divestitures and strategic partnerships.
  • Corporate Strategy
    • Responsible for analysing major strategic, operational, and organisational issues within the firm and presenting recommendations to senior management.

What will you be doing as an analyst?

  • Work with senior management and business unit leaders to determine strategic objectives and uncover opportunities to meet these goals including (but not limited to); market entry strategies, business prioritisation, and assessing strategic
  • Support specific initiatives and projects that promote the implementation of the long-term firm strategy
  • Communicate strategic priorities and execution plans across the firm via presentations, meetings, written communications, etc.
  • Evaluate business opportunities globally, including acquisitions, partnerships, and joint ventures
  • Work across teams to provide periodic updates on business / regional performance and strategy
  • Support senior management in the preparation for strategy meetings and leadership conferences.

What capabilities are we looking for?

  • Analytical approach
  • Critical thinking
  • Numerical skills
  • Problem solving
  • Project Management.

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 program between January 2022 and December 2022.


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