• Quantitative Analyst - Product Design

    Job ID
    [2018]-1377
    Category
    Investments
    City
    Jersey City
  • What's the role?

    We’re looking to add a member to the newly created Product Design team within the Quantitative Research group reporting to the Director of Product Design.  Product design drives the sector and asset class allocation for the firm’s retail funds and institutional accounts. This group will oversee all current product designs and research future design initiatives across fixed income, equities, alternatives, and multi-asset class strategies, both domestic and international. This front-office role will interface directly with PMs and have a visible impact on how client assets are invested.

    Responsibilities:

    • Carry out statistical analysis of historical asset class and peer group returns, correlations, and risk characteristics
    • Portfolio optimization, risk/return analysis, and attribution of actual and proposed portfolios
    • Participate in the development and maintenance of market and proprietary data feeds and databases
    • Work with portfolio managers, analysts, and client services to understand client needs and internal firm capabilities

    Qualifications:

    • PhD in a highly quantitative field preferred, Masters in Quant Finance or similar considered
    • 2+ years of relevant experience
    • Knowledge of financial markets/products and of the investment industry
    • Significant experience with statistics/econometrics and optimization
    • Experience with databases and working with financial data sets
    • Command of a high-level statistical programming language such as Python/pandas, R, or Matlab
    • Strong English communication skills, both spoken and written

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