Analyst, Quantitative Research

Employer
STRATEGIC INVESTMENT GROUP
Location
Arlington, VA
Posted
Jun 14, 2018
Closes
Jun 15, 2018
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
Responsibilities The Analyst, Quantitative Research reports to and supports our Co-Chief Investment Officers to enhance the investment process underlying the management of broadly diversified institutional portfolios. Design applications and write production-quality code to enhance investment analytics, facilitate portfolio management, and conduct data-intensive research initiatives. Collaborate with the Co-Chief Investment Officers in quantitative analysis of global investment strategies across all asset classes, including strategic and tactical asset allocation, manager selection, and risk management. Analyze US and international market data to refine and extend existing models for return forecasting, risk modeling, transaction cost modeling, portfolio construction, and simulation. Investigate tactical research topics of interest to current and prospective clients. Conduct other ad hoc investment research projects. Contribute to research communications efforts. Execute other duties as assigned to meet business needs. Qualifications/Requirements: Undergraduate degree in engineering, natural science, math or other quantitative discipline. Coursework in finance or accounting preferred. Zero to three years experience in quantitative finance in a multi-asset class role. Extensive coding experience and ease with coding best practices. Strong quantitative skills, including coursework in and facility with statistical analysis. Strong project management skills, including the ability to maintain extremely high attention to detail while managing multiple tasks and binding deadlines. Experience with programming and statistical languages such as VB.Net, C#, VBA, and R strongly preferred. Experience with SQL and building, organizing and analyzing very large data sets strongly preferred. Experience with Agile Development methodology preferred. Experience with Bloomberg preferred. Outstanding written and oral communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to both quantitative and non-quantitative audiences. Strong interpersonal skills, team orientation, proactive mindset, and professional demeanor. Strong financial market interest. High integrity and values. The Analyst, Quantitative Research reports to and supports our Co-Chief Investment Officers to enhance the investment process underlying the management of broadly diversified institutional portfolios. To apply directly please visit our website

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