Associate Portfolio Manager, Managed Volatility

Acadian Asset
Boston, MA, USA
Feb 28, 2018
Mar 16, 2018
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time


  • Understand and monitor Acadian's portfolio construction processes for Managed Volatility portfolios
  • Conduct quantitative analyses of Managed Volatility portfolio holdings, performance, exposures, etc. in response to questions arising internally or from external investors
  • Write concise, clear answers to client and prospect questions, based on knowledge of Acadian's portfolios and processes and pertinent new research
  • Along with other Managed Volatility team portfolio managers, lead client reviews and prospect meetings or calls
  • Generate ideas to strengthen our quantitative investment process and our management of client portfolios
  • Explain research results clearly to the research team, portfolio managers, and other senior managers in verbal, graphical, and written form
  • Interact with the Portfolio Construction Group on behalf of the Managed Volatility team



  • Bachelor's of Science degree in economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related field; master's degree or CFA preferred
  • Experience constructing, monitoring, and evaluating portfolios, i.e., experience in portfolio management
  • Ability to apply Acadian's structured and disciplined investment philosophy when interpreting and responding to questions regarding portfolio construction, positioning, and performance
  • Strong experience with programming languages, databases, and tools. Knowledge of at least one of Python (preferred), C/C++, Java, Ruby or similar language is essential
  • Willingness and ability to work in a collegial, result-focused environment
  • Excellent writing ability, particularly related to expressing technical ideas in easily understandable prose form
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time

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