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Scientific Active Equity, Quantitative Researcher, San Francisco
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At December 31, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.1 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock Quantitative Researcher – San Francisco We seek Quantitative Researchers to complement our investment team. The successful candidate is passionately interested in investing: from researching ideas and testing them on historical data, to seeing which specific stocks and broad-based factors the portfolio buys and sells as a result of those ideas. This candidate approaches new data and ideas with an open mind and a strong belief in the scientific research process. We are considering candidates at all levels of experience. We have:
90 billion USD under management, including 6 billion in hedge fund
A team of world class researchers, portfolio managers, and data scientists.
Through BlackRock, access to some of the best investors, thought leaders, and a broad network with traditional counterparties as well as up and coming Fintech’s.
A 30-year track record of innovation: from early quant pioneer in the 80s to the cutting edge of data-driven investing today.
Boundless creativity and a desire to constantly learn.
The desire to work in a team environment with quantitative investors of many different backgrounds.
A passion for data and a keen attention to detail
You may also have:
A Masters or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline: e.g., economics, finance, statistics, applied mathematics, computer science.
Experience conducting empirical research utilizing large, complex data sets.
Financial market experience: asset pricing, portfolio optimization, macroeconomics, global stock selection, or a similar relevant field.
Familiarity with natural language processing, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence.
Strong programming skills, either from a data pipeline background (AWS, Hadoop, Spark, SQL), and/or statistical analysis background (Python, R, Matlab, ML libraries)
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.
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Website : http://www.blackrock.com
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