BlackRock Internship – Quantitative Plan Strategist

Website BlackRock

Job Description:

As a new team member, you will have a heavy emphasis on data driven research and development to support all three of the team’s pillars. You will learn and employ data science, analytical finance, behavioral finance, psychology, and programming in order to accomplish your multifaceted responsibilities. Some of the tools and analytics you will work on include: LifePath Spending Tool (for retirees), LifePath Selector Tool (for LifePath participants), Future-in-Focus and Target Date Explorer (for financial advisors), and Participant Data Analysis (for institutional plan sponsors).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support management and client-facing groups in research and ad-hoc requests
  • Collaborate with the Retirement Marketing team to help drive execution of the thought leadership agenda
  • Apply quantitative techniques and models, coupled with specific market experience to stress test/risk analyze existing strategies and the impact on participant retirement outcomes
  • Create supporting material for new and existing products with an emphasis on quantitative analysis
  • Acquire, clean, and process large data sets from plan sponsors, record keepers and other external or internal sources
  • Help manage, build, and enhance externally facing digital tools

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, partnership, and relationship-building skills
  • Validated knowledge of quantitative methods, portfolio construction, and asset allocation theory is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in statistical programming; Python/Java skills are a plus
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments while producing high quality work in a fast-paced environment

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a quantitative subject area
  • CFA, FRM, CFP or MFE designation a plus
  • Experience building visualizations of quantitative results; Tableau/Angular/Python skills are a plus
  • 1 – 4 years of proven experience in a data driven, quantitatively oriented field

Job Details:

Company: BlackRock

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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