Interest: Analytics & Risk

Group: Portfolio Analytics

Office: London

Interest: Analytics & Risk

Group: Portfolio Analytics

Office: London

Then and Now

My Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s in Risk and Finance are a great combination for my technical and financial role. While neither degree is a prerequisite for prospective candidates, this degree mix has been a benefit when leveraging the tools (technical) to address the everyday, financial problems.

I work within the Portfolio Analytics Group which works closely with BlackRock’s financial modellers and software developers to enhance the firm’s risk and analytical capabilities across asset classes. I received a full-time offer after my summer internship in 2012 to join the Multi-asset Analytics team which focuses on a spectrum of securities, from basic to very complex instruments.

Senior Level Access

Leadership works closely with junior members of the team when they have questions or need help. I also appreciate the opportunity to work with a variety of teams such as the Financial Modeling Group, Risk and Quantitative Analysis, Portfolio Management and BlackRock Platform Integration.

BlackRock’s Graduate Program

The Graduate Program at BlackRock offers something for everyone. You learn about the firm’s history and the functions of the different departments at the firm. The team running the program helps attendees have a successful transition into the company.

Outside the Office

I first started running competitively in high school as part of the track team, covering short and long distances. Being a running enthusiast, I take part in as many semi/marathons as possible. I recently scuba dove with sharks in Australia and have been gliding on numerous occasions. I played soccer in high school and college, alternating between defence and mid-field positions.

Last Word

The people I work with make BlackRock a great place to work. My contributions are acknowledged, so I know that I am helping to make a difference. BlackRock is also very diverse, attracting candidates from all over the world. I definitely recommend BlackRock for a recent graduate. Learning and development is a focus here and my colleagues have always been willing to help me grow into my role.

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