Associate , Analytics Content Manager

Gurgaon, India
05 Oct 2021
19 Oct 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

BlackRock Company Description:

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 Solutions (BRS) provides clients with access to the intellectual capital, risk analytics and investment platform used to support BlackRock's asset management business. By combining sophisticated risk analytics and investment systems with capital markets and business process expertise, BlackRock Solutions helps clients address a variety of risk management and investment process challenges. BlackRock Solutions' Aladdin® platform is an operating system for investment managers that combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making, effective risk management, efficient trading and operational scale.

About Portfolio Analytics Group (PAG):

The Portfolio Analytics Group (PAG) within BlackRock Solutions creates and delivers Aladdin's analytical capabilities to influence better portfolio decisions, differentiate products and solutions, and enable our clients to fulfill their financial goals. Our mission is grounded in our expertise of analytics, Aladdin (the firm's proprietary platform), and technology. PAG works across our investment teams and client businesses, in partnership with BlackRock's analytics, data and technology teams, to transform data into intelligence, deploy financial models on Aladdin, address client challenges with innovative technology, and deliver solutions across asset classes and client segments.

Our team is known for:
  • Problem solving: We partner with investment, risk and client-facing teams to understand their business problems and provide creative solutions using Aladdin analytics
  • Innovation: We sit at the intersection of finance and technology. We conceptualize, design and implement new capabilities to ensure that Aladdin remains the best platform for clients to understand and manage portfolios and risk
  • Centralized & scalable operating platform: Aladdin is a global investment platform that helps us solve problems in a scalable and efficient manner

Role Description:

The team seeks a new security valuation & market analytics expert with demonstrated project management skills, who can advance the analytics capabilities of the firm's platform through improved models and expanded product coverage. Team members achieve a broad understanding of finance, clients, and technology; they learn to navigate all groups at BlackRock to solve business problems. Strong performers often grow into team leaders with management opportunities to coach and develop junior talent.
Overview of Responsibility:
  • In partnership with the Financial Modelling Group (FMG) and Risk & Quantitative Analysis (RQA), validate Aladdin's single security pricing & analytics models for usage, product and market fit. Run input validation and stress testing exercises to ensure conceptual soundness of models, input data compatibility, and correctness of implementation
  • In partnership with our Financial Modelling Group (FMG); design, test, and deploy financial models that produce security analytics with focus on term structure and derivatives models
  • Enhance BlackRock's Aladdin platform with new security analytics, models, and processes in response to industry events such as Libor transition, regulatory regime changes etc.
  • Define processes for quality control and maintenance of analytics models to ensure best in class robustness and reliability of Aladdin's analytics output
  • Utilize advanced analytics and project management skills to collaborate with BlackRock's clients, portfolio & risk managers and articulate clear financial modelling specifications
  • Understand rapidly evolve markets & stakeholder needs to influence analytics roadmap
  • Understands production processes and liaises with partner teams to ensure smooth model deployments and maintenance
  • Resolve complex analytical enquiries with a keen understanding of analytics and models
  • Create and improve documentation for analytical models and processes for internal and external consumption
  • Mentor and train junior analysts as they build expertise and gain exposure
  • Stay abreast on global finance, capital markets, geo-political scenarios, regulations and technology trends impacting BlackRock


Candidates should have a demonstrated track record in tackling difficult real-world problems within investment & risk management businesses. The candidate will be expected to leverage extensive quantitative skills to lead complex security analytics projects in an endeavor to evolve the analytics platform within BlackRock Solutions. Furthermore, all positions require outstanding quantitative, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Experience
    • 4 - 6 years of experience in a highly analytical role developing, deploying, or using financial models
    • Familiarity with advanced analytics, including options valuation, fixed income valuation techniques, interest rate modelling, or advanced credit analysis
    • Demonstrated success in project management with a diverse and demanding client base
    • Detail-oriented, organized, and committed while leading multiple projects
    • Project management expertise with demonstrated ability to lead ambiguous cross-functional initiatives.
    • Pro-activeness, ability to multi-task, prioritize, set and meet deadlines, and strong attention to detail
  • Qualifications
    • Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Business Management or some other quantitative field of study.
    • Acquired technical aptitude includes experience in Unix, SQL, and scripting platforms
    • Programming language skills are advantageous (e.g. Python, advanced excel etc.)
    • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation is a plus
  • Skills
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills. Ability to collaborate with both technical and non-technical personnel
    • Excellent understanding financial markets and ability to comprehend the impact of market events
    • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and an ability to identify problems, design and articulate solutions, and implement change
    • Superb Interpersonal Skills: You will be expected to explain complex concepts to non-technical people in simple, intuitive terms

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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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.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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