About this roleQuantitative Researcher – San Francisco Based in San Francisco, the Systematic Active Equity group (SAE) is seeking a candidate interested in quantitative equity portfolio management. Portfolio management responsibilities range from solving strategy implementation problems through the application of technology, to risk management, idea generation and signal research. Qualified candidates will have an interest in markets, a strong belief in a scientific and systematic approach to active management, a passion to tackle difficult problems with technology, and an ability to thrive in an open and collaborative team environment.SAE is the quantitative equity group within BlackRock which invests over $100B of 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 is essential to continuing our success and believe in a multi-disciplinary approach that intersects traditional finance and economics with computer and data science.Key Responsibilities:Portfolio rebalance and trade list generation, ensuring consistency with model insights and market movementsAnalyzing performance to understand model and risk factor contributions to returnsEvaluating and improving model design, portfolio construction and implementationIdentifying and monitoring factor exposures and event risks and evolving our process to systematically manage emerging factorsOver time, responsibilities would grow to include:Progress proprietary analytics packages, developing innovative methods to visualize portfolio risk while automating away repetitive tasksResearching and developing investment ideas and strategiesManaging investments across a full investment life cycle including signal research, portfolio construction, trading and risk / return attributionPresenting strategies and performance to internal business partners and colleagues, as well as external constituents such as clients, consultants, and potential investorsQualifications:Degree in a quantitative field preferred (ex: finance/economics, computer science, engineering, math, etc.)Relevant quantitative experience in the investment management industryExperience in equity, fixed income and / or commodity assets classesStrong understanding of statistical and machine learning concepts and practical experience working with large data sets preferableExperienced in Unix OS, AWS platforms, Hadoop frameworkProficient use of databases, and modeling and statistical packages (e.g. MATLAB, Python, R)Interpersonal skills that contribute to and foster a culture of teamwork and knowledge sharingWillingness to produce high quality work in a fast-paced environmentExcellent verbal and written communication, and relationship-building skillsOur benefitsTo 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 BlackRockBlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. 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