Active Equities Re-Entry Program

Diversity in our talent base affords us a richness of perspective that enhances our understanding of market dynamics, promotes innovation and elevates our client service effort.

Program Overview |
Fundamental Active Equity (FAE) – New York City |
Systematic Active Equity (SAE) – San Francisco

Program Overview

BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

At BlackRock, we value diverse perspectives and experiences. As such, our Active Equities business would like to invite experienced professionals who are looking to re-engage their careers after an extended absence from the workplace to participate in a paid 12-week program.

This program is aimed to help participants renew their:

  • Experience through on-the-job learning
  • Exposure through networking and mentoring opportunities
  • Education through specific skill-based training

Whether this program leads to a full-time career, or serves to sharpen the skills necessary to take the next step, it will be a valuable experience for participants to build their career portfolio.

Program Details:

  • Length: 12 weeks
  • Location: New York City and San Francisco
  • Business Areas: Fundamental Active Equities and Systematic Active Equities

To apply for this program, please submit your resume and cover letter indicating your interest in either FAE or SAE to
BlackRockActiveEquitiesRe-EntryProgram@blackrock.com

Please note that while we hope to be able to offer the best performers in the 3E program opportunities to stay on at BlackRock, participation in the program does not guarantee a permanent position.

Fundamental Active Equity (FAE) – New York City

The Fundamental Active Equity (FAE) division manages a full range of equity strategies that span the risk/return spectrum, along with several targeted opportunities in specific market sectors. More than 40 investment teams—consisting of portfolio managers, research analysts and traders—manage style-specific portfolios built on BlackRock company research in each major equity asset class. The U.S. Income & Value team is responsible for over U.S. $60 billion across various strategies: Core, Basic Value, Equity Dividend, and Mid-Cap Equity Dividend. The Fundamental Large Cap Growth team is responsible for over U.S. $20 billion across both mid-cap and large-cap strategies.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct company research – including financial analysis, due diligence on industry trends, company management and strategies
  • Meet with management teams to build stronger understanding of underlying industry, competitive dynamics, business drivers, and strategic direction
  • Make stock specific recommendations to portfolio managers
  • Build and update financial and valuation models
  • Synthesize and assess financial, industry data
  • Conduct primary research through industry sources
  • Draft reports/notes on new and existing positions
  • Attend industry conferences
  • Communicate with investment professionals throughout the Firm

Qualifications:

  • VP-equivalent or higher prior to work break; or 7+ years relevant experience
  • 2+ year voluntary career break
  • Outstanding analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong research skills with particular strength in financial analysis/modeling
  • Broad understanding of business models, industry dynamics, and competitive analysis
  • Ability to synthesize and communicate large amounts of information in succinct manner
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Systematic Active Equity (SAE) –
San Francisco

Systematic Active Equity (SAE) has more than $100 billion in assets under management. The SAE team is focused on stock-selection strategies using fundamental insights captured in a scientific and rigorous process. Clients include corporate pension plans, public pension plans, central banks, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain mathematical/computer models and methodologies that support asset management activities such as valuing securities, structuring portfolios, and pricing derivatives
  • Perform "what-if" analyses to construct alternative scenarios and recommend asset allocation strategies
  • Synthesize and assess large amounts of data using algorithms
  • Attend industry conferences
  • Communicate with investment professionals throughout the firm

Qualifications:

  • VP-equivalent or higher prior to work break; or 7+ years relevant experience
  • 2+ year voluntary career break
  • A Master’s / PhD in a quantitative discipline
  • Experience with distributed computing and the ability to code algorithms
  • A passion for data and experience synthesizing and communicating large amounts of information in a succinct manner
  • Product management and agile development skills
  • Outstanding analytical and organizational skills

How to apply

Please send an email to BlackRockActiveEquitiesRe-EntryProgram@blackrock.com with the following:

  1. Resume
  2. Explain in 300 words or less “Why do you think you would be a good fit for this program and how will you benefit from it?“