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BlackRock Investment Institute, Investment Strategist - Associate/VP | BlackRock

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BlackRock Investment Institute, Investment Strategist – Associate/VP

Milano, IT

Investment Professionals – Investments

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

BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) Overview:

The BlackRock Investment Institute (BII) leverages the firm’s expertise to provide insights on the global economy, markets, geopolitics and asset allocation – all to help our clients and portfolio managers navigate financial markets. As a unique center of excellence, BII offers strategic and tactical market views, publications and digital tools that are underpinned by proprietary research. Our aim is to secure a better financial future for our clients by helping them understand what is in their portfolio and determine the mix of asset classes that fit their risk and return needs.

BlackRock is seeking a candidate to join as a Research Analyst within the BII Economics and Markets Research team, who will help leverage the firm’s expertise by providing rigorous finance and macroeconomics analysis and policy insight.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the material that defines the economic and financial markets outlook and identifies investment themes for the use of clients and BlackRock distribution channels

  • Supports the Chief Investment Strategist for Italy BII with research and data analysis across key thematic investment issues with implications across asset classes

  • Interacts with BlackRock Investment Institute central functions in research projects regarding investment strategy and asset allocation views

  • Joins distribution functions (both in wealth and institutional space) to deliver economic and financial markets outlook to clients

  • Ensures socialization of BlackRock Investment Institute thought leadership pieces both internally (to channels) and externally (clients and media)

Knowledge / Experience:

  • Previous material experience (no less than 4 years) acquired in a research function and/or in an investment advisory desk.

  • Ability to self-organize and drive small scale projects to conclusion

  • Technical skills a pre-requisite, but equally important are presentation skills to deliver content in simple and convincing way

  • Ability and willingness to stand in front of clients both in one to one and in one to many set-ups

  • Ability to deliver under tight time constraints

  • Advanced degree in economics, macroeconomics or finance

  • Advanced knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel, working knowledge of Bloomberg

  • Deep knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (particularly PowerPoint and Excel). Familiarity with Python would be an asset

  • Italian and English required (Spanish and/or French a definitive advantage)

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 June 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit | Twitter: @blackrock at | Blog: at | LinkedIn: .

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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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