Business Manager (Systematic Active Equity) - San Francisco, CA
Description About this role
Elevate your career by joining the world's largest asset manager! Thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognizes outstanding performance! We know you want to feel valued every single day and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and effectively engage your involvement in our success.
Systematic Active Equity (SAE) is the quantitative equity group within BlackRock. We invest our client assets using a systematic investment approach. SAE is a pioneer and thought leader in the industry and has consistently achieved client investment goals across global equity markets for over 30 years. We believe research and innovation are essential to continuing our success and believe in a multi-disciplinary approach that intersects traditional finance and economics with computer and data science.
We are seeking an individual with experience in the investment industry, technical skills and a willingness to learn. The candidate will become a member of SAE's Business Management team in San Francisco, directly working with and complementing the global SAE investment and quantitative research platform.
Reporting directly to SAE's Chief Operating Officer, this position is a multi-faceted role which requires interaction with many external and internal partners, including BlackRock senior management, Portfolio Management, Trading, Strategy, Audit, Business Operations and Legal & Compliance, among others. Key Responsibilities:
Defining and Driving Platform Management: develop and execute action plans for key business objectives and focus areas, bridging current and future state
Technology: collaborate with external and internal business partners to acquire and onboard data, and facilitate technology improvements which address the evolving needs of the business
Strategic Initiatives & New Products: work closely with senior management on key strategic projects and initiatives including new product development and launches
Project Management: act as lead on projects for the platform that relate to portfolio management, investment, technology and business processes
Operational Risk: help mitigate operational risk and promote a culture of compliance
Financials: support the management of budget and headcount
Policy & Process: promote firm, business and regulatory policies and procedures Qualifications:
- 3+ years in an asset management or financial services team with experience in equities, fixed income, product or technology development and / or corporate strategy functions
- Solid academic background with a degree in Computer Science, Finance, Economics or a related field; CFA and / or MBA a plus
- Strong financial, quantitative or data analysis abilities, attention to detail, and time management skills preferred
- Sound judgment, maturity, professionalism and discretion required
- Strong skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; VBA proficiency desired
- Familiarity with project management software (JIRA, Trello, Asana)
- Experience with Python paired with an interest in producing tools a plus
- Ability to utilize business intelligence technology (SQL, Tableau, Aqua Data Studio) and knowledge of cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure) a plus
- Willingness to learn modern website technologies (Angular, AJAX, REST, HTTP, XSS) a plus
BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.
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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
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