• Fixed Income Quant

    Job ID
    [2018]-1357
    Category
    Investments
    City
    Jersey City
    State
    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?


     

    Job Overview:

     

    We're looking to expand our Fixed Income Quantitative Research group with a newly created position reporting to the Director of Fixed Income Quantitative Research. The group is responsible for all quantitative research and model development for the firm’s taxable and tax free fixed income portfolios, with a current total AUM in excess of $125 billion. The group develops and maintains relative value tools as well as models used in portfolio construction and risk management, and it has a significant involvement in product design. The quant group is part of the Investment organization and both physically and organizationally located close to traders and portfolio managers.

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Carry out statistical analysis in support of investment recommendations 
    • Develop and implement new models of fixed income security valuation 
    • Work with end users and IT to design applications for research, trading and risk management
    • Maintain, support and enhance existing tools and models

    Qualifications

    • PhD in a highly quantitative field
    • 1-3 years of relevant experience
    • Knowledge of financial markets/products and finance theory
    • Strong command of a scripting language like Python, Matlab or R
    • Knowledge of statistical methods and related software
    • Experience with numerical programming including optimization
    • Strong English communication skills, both written and spoken
    • Experience creating production quality code (including testing and documentation)

     

     

     

    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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