Quantitative Investment Researcher, Assistant Vice President

State Street Corporation
Cambridge, USA
31 Mar 2023
05 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are looking for

The Quantitative Investment Researcher (Assistant Vice President) will be a member of the Portfolio Management Research team at State Street Associates, an investment research division of State Street Global Markets. This role will be responsible for advancing new research and product development in the form of thought leadership, market indicators, and analytical tools. The Portfolio Management Research team is part of State Street Associates (SSA), a unique partnership between State Street and thought leaders in academic finance. In collaboration with our academic partners, we produce original research that is frequently published in academic and practitioner journals. We have a track record of helping the world's largest institutional investors and asset managers solve complex problems, manage investment risk, and enhance portfolio performance. SSA's headquarters are located in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.

This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match your needs and role requirements.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Markets (SSGM). When owners and managers of institutional assets need research, trading, securities lending and innovative portfolio strategies, they turn to SSGM business unit. As our investment research and trading arm, SSGM's number one goal is to enhance and preserve our clients' portfolio values by applying technology, optimizing trading, and linking asset classes and markets across the world.

Join us if making your mark in the capital markets industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for

As Quantitative Investment Researcher, Assistant Vice President you will work in collaboration with senior team members, the Quantitative Investment Researcher will have the opportunity to work with leading academics and apply quantitative financial skills in order to contribute to new research related to portfolio construction and investment risk. Specific responsibilities include
  • Supporting the team's new research in areas such as portfolio optimization, dynamic asset allocation, and risk management
  • Co-authoring white papers and journal articles in collaboration with colleagues
  • Translating this academic research into products (publications, indicators, tools, etc.) and customized solutions for our clients
  • Engaging with clients as a subject matter expert on our related research

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role
  • Highly motivated with exceptional quantitative skills
  • Desire to develop and implement new research ideas in a practical setting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to self-direct within a fast-paced team environment

Education & Preferred Qualifications

Candidate must have
  • Advanced degree /master's degree or higher degree in a quantitative field such as finance, economics, mathematics, computer science, or a related discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a quantitative research role
  • Robust knowledge of financial markets, investment analysis, portfolio theory, and statistical analysis
  • Proficiency with MS Excel and computer programming (preferably Matlab)

Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don't necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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