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2021 Summer Analyst Programme - Trading, Lending & Liquidity


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Trading, Lending & Liquidity

The Trading, Lending & Liquidity groups were established with the goals of improving trading standards across asset classes, streamlining and using counter-party relationships, attracting and retaining top trading talent in the industry, and developing a “One BlackRock” culture for trading activities.

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 five teams:

Global trading:

  • Trading Leverages - deep market expertise and knowledge of supply and demand factors to buy and sell securities to deliver the best possible outcome for our clients
  • Global Capital Markets - Actively seeks out opportunities for new debt and equity issuances, so our Portfolio Managers get first access to new investment opportunities
  • Transition Management - Helps clients trade most efficiently when they are changing their investment strategy or benchmark

Lending & Liquidity

  • Securities - Lending Finds enhanced return for clients by lending out our funds’ securities on a short-term basis for a fee that improves the funds’ return. Borrows cash for some of BlackRock’s portfolios so that they can get a leveraged return
  • Cash - Provides access to liquidity directly to our clients by investing in short duration, low risk assets to satisfy clients’ investment objective of stable returns and immediate access to their funds

Our team is known for:

  • Trade execution: Finding the best prices in buying, selling, and lending securities
  • Evolving to serve our clients: Using the firm’s scale to drive innovation in the capital markets, and implementing technology solutions to better access supply in the markets
  • Managing change: Efficiently handling changes in clients’ investment strategies in order to preserve performance
  • Managing cash: Providing our clients with direct access to liquid cash when they need it

What will you do as an analyst?

  • Partner with traders to execute trades
  • Define execution strategies
  • Analyse trading performance
  • Provide quantitative and qualitative analysis on key strategic projects
  • Work closely with internal and external strategic partners to inform changes in products, processes and technology

What capabilities are we looking for?

  • Analytical approach
  • Basic or intermediate coding and programming skills
  • Distilling large amounts of data
  • Outcome driven
  • 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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