Equity Quant

Job ID
2017-1233
Category
Investments
Jersey City
NJ

Overview

About Lord Abbett:

 

Founded in 1929, Lord Abbett is an independent firm with a singular focus on the management of money. Over the course of our history, we’ve earned a sterling reputation for our leadership, influence, and innovation in the asset management industry. Today, our independent perspective, our commitment to active management, and our intelligent product design continue to make us relevant to individual and institutional investors.

 

From the very beginning, we’ve recognized that our people are our greatest asset. As an investment-led, investor-focused firm, we value intellectual curiosity, teamwork, and collaboration across the organization.

 

We’re looking for people with a keen interest in working for a trusted leader in the asset management industry, a desire to expand their knowledge, and a passion for delivering a client experience that exceeds expectations.

 
Now that you know our history, are you ready to be part of our future?

 


 

We're looking to hire a Quantitative Research Analyst to join our Equities franchise.

Responsibilities

Potential projects and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


• Apply advanced portfolio analytics to both quantitatively and conventionally-managed equity portfolios
• Help derive innovative approaches to performance attribution
• Factor risk modeling and interpretation
• Trade scheduling
• Equity valuation modeling
• Portfolio modeling and trading application design
• Portfolio simulation
• Portfolio construction methodologies
• Index design and construction
• Proprietary risk and alpha factor research

Qualifications

  • PhD in quantitative subject preferred (exceptional Master’s degree will also be considered)
  • At least 2+ relevant work experience required (open to both sell-side and buy-side backgrounds)
  • Strong command/knowledge of: numerical techniques, equity valuation modeling, factor risk models, performance attribution techniques, optimization, econometrics, linear and nonlinear estimation, operations research, simulation techniques, and portfolio construction
  • Fluency in at least two relevant programming languages or numerical libraries (C/C++, SAS, Python, R, Matlab, NAG, etc.)

 

Personal Characteristics Required:

  • Strategic thinker
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic
  • Team oriented

 

 

 

Lord Abbett is an equal employment opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, caregiver status, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.   All employment decisions at Lord Abbett are based solely on the applicant’s relevant experience, skills and qualifications.

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