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Vice President, Investment Risk

BlackRock
Dublin, Ireland
Posted 3 days ago Permanent Competitive
Vice President, Investment Risk
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Title: Investment Risk Manager, Vice President

Job Description

Business Overview

The Risk & Quantitative Analysis (RQA) group provides independent oversight of BlackRock's fiduciary and enterprise risks. RQA's principal objectives are to advance the firm's risk management practices and to deliver independent risk expertise and constructive challenge to drive better business and investment outcomes. RQA's risk managers play a meaningful role in BlackRock's investment process, using quantitative analysis and a multi-disciplinary skillset to tackle real-world problems and provide tangible solutions in the investment management process.

RQA is committed to investing in our people to increase individual enablement and ultimately build a stronger team. Our goal is to create a culture of inclusion which encourages collaboration, innovation, diversity and the development our future leaders. We actively engage in discussions on career growth and work with team members to understand how personal passions and strength connect with our purpose.

What the RQA group at BlackRock has:

  • The opportunity to provide real world solutions that help preserve and protect the hopes and dreams of (truly) billions of people around the world

  • A team of outstanding risk managers and quants partnering with portfolio management teams to oversee our clients' portfolios

  • Global colleagues with subject matter expertise in investing, macroeconomics, financial modeling and strategy


Role Responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced candidate with strong quantitative and communication skills to join RQA's Investment Risk Team to help manage risk for the Lending, Liquidity and Financing platform. Responsibilities include but are not limited to taking a lead role in facilitating discussions with portfolio managers on all aspects of the portfolio construction process, working with portfolio managers and traders to understand the exposures and risks taken, and providing the necessary risk oversight by ensuring that senior management is advised of risks.

  • Partner with investment teams and businesses to confirm that risks are fully understood, consistent with client objectives, and appropriately mitigated.

  • Ensuring that the book of business is risk managed on an ongoing basis, and that risk exceptions are identified and escalated in a timely fashion.

  • Explain complex ideas in simple but impactful terms in order to influence portfolio construction decisions.

  • Apply quantitative techniques to real-world problems including analyzing portfolio risk taking and understanding financial markets.

  • Apply concepts of stress testing, risk & performance attribution, and liquidity analysis

  • Assist in the implementation of local risk management policies and procedures, together with adequate risk management systems, to identify, measure, manage and monitor risks appropriately, on an on-going basis.

  • Comfortable presenting to Senior Management, Boards and Committees.


What you have:

  • Advanced degree in Data Science, Mathematics, Quantitative Finance or similar technical preparation.

  • Proven experience in the risk or investment management industry

  • Proficiency in key development language such as Python, Java, SQL, Matlab

  • Excellent analytical skills; critical thinking and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Collaborative business partner with ability to manage and influence relationships that are widely dispersed both functionally and geographically

  • Highly effective communication with non-technical traders, clients and risk governance bodies

  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience.

  • Highly organized and able to adhere to tight deadlines

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), PRMIA, or GARP designation is a plus.


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.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

Job ID  R223748
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