Investment Strategy, Associate (PhD)
Private Wealth Solutions
Private Wealth Solutions was established to answer the growing demand for Blackstone products from high-net worth investors. Partnering with many of the world’s largest private banks and wealth management firms as well as family offices, Blackstone’s Private Wealth Solutions team packages and delivers the full breadth of Blackstone’s alternative product capability to these firms and their clients and provides ongoing product and advisor support, as well as education and training around alternatives.
Job Description & Responsibilities:
Blackstone is seeking a Ph.D. Candidate to join the Investment Strategy team based in New York. The Investment Strategy team sits within its Private Wealth Solutions group and is responsible for the development of Blackstone’s macro views as well as thematic thought leadership on macro and market related themes. The team leads client engagement on macro topics and works with investment teams on asset allocation, specific investment projects and strategic decisions.
The individual will be working on thematic research in the intersection between macro and finance, as well as contributing to the team’s broader day-to-day activities. Given the team’s many touchpoints across the firm, the individual will work with a variety of professionals across job functions, including investment and asset management teams, investor and client services, and operational groups including legal, marketing, and others.
The successful candidate will be a highly skilled researcher in economics or finance, with a track record of conducting original research at the highest level. We are looking for candidates interested in the application of research to real world decision making and in building a broad experience and long-term career in a fast-growing firm. The position provides the time and focus that is necessary to conduct high quality research together with the breadth of exposure that is necessary to build a well-rounded career.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Conducting thematic research to help drive thought leadership
- Shorter term ad hoc projects to respond to higher frequency events and questions
- Contribute to presentation materials
- Joint projects with other businesses in the firm
Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who work well in a team-driven working environment, are highly motivated, intelligent, have sound judgment and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors.
The successful candidate must have:
- A Ph.D. in economics or finance with a strong track record in conducting original research
- Outstanding quantitative, verbal and written skills
- Experience with coding languages or statistical analysis software is a plus
- Adaptable, “can-do” attitude, with the ability and desire to work on a wide of topics
Interested candidates should submit a CV / resume, a cover letter and contact details for three letters of recommendation.
The duties and responsibilities described here are not exhaustive and additional assignments, duties, or responsibilities may be required of this position. Assignments, duties, and responsibilities may be changed at any time, with or without notice, by Blackstone in its sole discretion.
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Depending on the position, you may be required to obtain certain securities licenses if you are in a client facing role and/or if you are engaged in the following:
- Attending client meetings where you are discussing Blackstone products and/or and client questions;
- Marketing Blackstone funds to new or existing clients;
- Supervising or training securities licensed employees;
- Structuring or creating Blackstone funds/products; and
- Advising on marketing plans prepared by a sales team or developing and/or contributing information for marketing materials.
Note: The above list is not the exhaustive list of activities requiring securities licenses and there may be roles that require review on a case-by-case basis. Please speak with your Blackstone Recruiting contact with any questions.