Quantitative Analyst

Naperville, Illinois
Competitive Base and Bonus Structure.
02 Jul 2021
01 Aug 2021
Job Function
Other, Risk Management
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Development and support of equity, and equity hybrid models using options and futures.
  • Systematic discovery of alpha signals using traditional and alternative datasets.
  • Incorporate machine learning techniques into systematic strategy research and development.
  • Help ensure that quantitative models, research tools and risk controls are adequate to support new product initiatives.
  • Collaborate with other team members and other groups in order to drive productivity.
  • Support technological infrastructure and analytical research function.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in quantitative research and quantitative model development in any asset classes. Prior experience in the alternatives space is a huge plus for this role
  • A graduate degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g., Financial Engineering, Econometrics, Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics).
  • High-level proficiency in Python, R or similar programming languages. Demonstrated ability to write well-documented code.
  • Previous hands-on experience in quantitative research, data science and predictive Modelling including machine learning is a huge plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and work with cutting-edge statistical methods and computational techniques.
  • In-depth working knowledge of quantitative systems development, tools and engineering techniques including back testing, optimization, attribution, risk control and quality control.
  • Knowledge of industry standard tools and databases such as Factset, Bloomberg, Worldscope, Compustat, IBES, Barra, etc.
  • Ability to take ownership of projects, with a strong focus on quality and accuracy.
  • A passion for investments combined with a strong work ethic, integrity, and a commitment to individual development.

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