JOE - November 2012

Investments, Alpha Strategies
Scientific Active Equity
Quantitative Researcher, Scientifically-driven Active Equity
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Quantitative Researcher, Scientifically-driven Active Equity
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
JEL Classifications:
B4 -- Economic Methodology
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
C3 -- Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
C4 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics
Keywords: Asset Management, Quantitative Research, Active Equity Products, Global Market Strategies, Risk Management, Financial Markets, Global Finance, Empirical Research, Finance, Investment Management, Portfolio
Deadline Date: 12/12/2012
Salary Range: Competitive

JOE ID Number: 201211_398168

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BlackRock is a preeminent asset management firm. It provides global investment management, risk management, and advisory services designed to gain broad exposure to the world's capital markets.

The Scientific Active Equity (SAE) team manages long only, partial long short, and hedge funds. The team is focused on stock-selection and thematic strategies using fundamental insights captured in a scientific process.

SAE seeks a Researcher to develop global active equity products. The ideal candidate approaches new ideas with an open mind and a reliance on the research process. S/he is passionate about investing (enjoys researching ideas, testing them on historical data, and seeing which stocks the portfolio buys and sells as a result).

-Identify new active equity ideas, especially ideas orthogonal to those used in existing BlackRock products.
-Research new ideas to determine their investment value in principle, and their commercial value to BlackRock.
-Work with small, entrepreneurial team to quickly develop new products.

-Graduate degree in finance, economics, etc.
-Demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality empirical research.
-Strong understanding of equity markets (drivers of return, risk control, and portfolio construction techniques).
-Confidence and credibility to persuasively interact with colleagues, management, and clients.
Application Instructions:

Interested applicants who plan on attending the 2013 ASSA conference should apply.

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