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BlackRock Business/Data Analyst, Associate | BlackRock in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Business/Data Analyst, Associate | BlackRock

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Business/Data Analyst, Associate

Edinburgh, GB


About BlackRock

BlackRock’s business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to our clients—period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future.

That’s why investors of all kinds have made us the world’s largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it’s why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.

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About this role

Is your passion providing outstanding service to clients while building and fostering positive relationships? Want to use your diverse background to make an impact on the clients we service in a culture that flourishes on quality, innovation, collaboration and accountability? Look no further. At BlackRock, we are seeking an Analyst who is curious, collaborative, analytical and passionate. We recognize that strength comes from diversity and we will embrace your rare skills, inquisitiveness and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow professionally and as an individual.

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 actively engage your involvement in our success. With over USD $6 trillion of assets we have an exceptional responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being. Come join our team and experience what it feels like to be part of an organization that makes a difference.

BlackRock Data Services is a centralized data group dedicated to ensuring that all information required for the investment management process including positions, security data, pricing, risk, cash, net asset value (NAV), performance and compliance are delivered consistently, accurately and on a timely basis. BDS is focused on delivering quality data at scale to our clients by understanding their needs, the markets, and using technology to create best in class solutions.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide high quality client service externally and internally. Address inquiries, perform controls, resolve problems and mitigate risks for clients and internal BlackRock partners

  • Learn the intricacies of the Aladdin® end to end investment platform

  • Gain broad experience in Equities, Fixed Income, Derivatives and Alternatives across the vast global investment marketplace

  • Investigate and resolve complex and intricate issues and perform ad hoc analysis of large data sets while meeting tight deadlines

  • Initiate and drive platform and process innovations to support new business needs, minimize risk, improve quality and navigate changing markets

To ensure success, you will have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a related field

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred; experience in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Computer Science, Information Systems or Engineering disciplines additive

  • Basic knowledge of fixed income, equity and derivative instruments is a plus

  • A “Student of the Markets” attitude: intellectually curious with a passion for learning about the global financial markets and the investment management business

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills combined with agile critical thinking and a problem solving attitude

  • Lastly, your confirmed ability to operate under tight deadlines and prioritize work, coupled with your sound judgement to appropriately document conclusions will provide continued success. Using your proficiency in Microsoft Office, aptitude for learning new applications, and your willingness to ask questions (while learning independently) will get you noticed. Programming or automation experience with tools like Python, RPA, SQL and Unix is a plus.

About BlackRock

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 September 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.96 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

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