Alternatives Investment Risk (Analyst/Associate)

BlackRock - New York, NY (30+ days ago)3.9

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.317 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: | LinkedIn: .

Job Description:
Alternatives Investment Risk (Private Credit), Analyst/Associate – Greater Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY
BlackRock’s Risk & Quantitative Analysis (RQA) group performs the risk management activities and quantitative analysis functions at BlackRock. RQA’s principal responsibility is to ensure that the risks in the portfolios managed by BlackRock are fully understood by our portfolio managers and are consistent with our client’s objectives. RQA works closely with portfolio managers and business heads on a daily basis and provides independent risk oversight for senior management of the firm and the board of directors. RQA’s Global Private Credit group is seeking a candidate with risk management experience with a particular emphasis on illiquid private credit or private equity investments.

What the RQA group at BlackRock has:
The opportunity to provide real world solutions that help preserve and protect the hopes and dreams of (literally) billions of people around the world
Over $6 trillion in assets that we help risk manage for our clients
A team of world-class risk managers, including sector specialists and quants, partnering with portfolio management teams to oversee our clients’ portfolios
Colleagues and subject matter expertise across the globe in investing, macroeconomics, financial modeling, data analytics and strategy
Highly competitive HR benefits and a consistently high ranking in the list of best places to work in finance
The opportunity to work within a fast-growing area within BlackRock

What you have:
Undergraduate or graduate degree in an analytical, financial and or technical major (e.g. economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, engineering, computer science, etc.)
2-4 years of experience as a risk manager, credit analyst, research analyst or portfolio manager within the financial services industry; preferably experience with private debt/loans in a commercial banking, direct lending, or credit hedge fund setting
Outstanding interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, ability to identify key risks and communicate markets and risk concepts succinctly are a must
Robust analytical skills. Strong knowledge of Excel and one or more statistical tools (S-Plus, R, SAS or Matlab)
Attention to detail, a strong work ethic, integrity and the ability to build relationships and work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated understanding of risk modeling techniques and innovative approaches to solving risk/portfolio management questions

What you might also have:
An industry certification from GARP, PRMIA, CAIA, or the CFA Institute
Knowledge of some programming languages (such as C, C++, Python) and/or familiarity with SQL are strongly desired

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BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.