Overview

Business Unit Overview:

BlackRock’s Model-Based Fixed Income team develops systematic investment strategies to deliver consistent outperformance for clients across a variety of investment vehicles spanning global fixed income markets.

Job Purpose/Background:

BlackRock’s Model-Based Fixed Income team is seeking a Quantitative Researcher to contribute to the growth of our smart-beta business. The successful candidate will work closely with expert researchers and portfolio managers. The role is based in San Francisco and will report to the U.S. Research Lead.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with researchers, portfolio managers, and product strategists from idea generation through implementation of fixed-income smart-beta research ideas.
  • Research systematic investment insights (e.g., back-testing new signals and implementation methods) based on a rigorous, peer-reviewed process.
  • Contribute to broader research initiatives across BlackRock.

Knowledge/Experience:

  • 2-5 years of experience in systematic investing, or in a similar quantitative role.
  • Experience conducting research with large and complex datasets.
  • Knowledge of fixed income markets, instruments, and analytics.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Masters or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline: e.g., economics, finance, statistics, engineering.
  • Strong programming skills in Python, R, MATLAB, or similar languages.

Competencies:

  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively across a team with diverse skillsets.
  • Strong work ethic, detail-oriented, and well-organized.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

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