Investment Analyst

Location
San Diego, California
Salary
Salary negotiable based on experience. Benefits Included
Posted
Oct 05, 2018
Closes
Dec 04, 2018
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Company Description

Counterpoint Mutual Funds, LLC is a San Diego based mutual fund advisor and manages more than $450 million in total assets across quantitative fixed income and equity strategies.  Company investment philosophy is built on evidence-based approaches, and culture is academic-rooted.  Office work environment is casual but is very much process-focused.

Position Overview

The Investment Analyst will work closely with a small team of portfolio managers and analysts supporting daily trading and operational aspects of fund management including, but not limited to portfolio rebalances, blotter reconciliation, wire settlements, collateral movements, account set up and documentation and liaising with counterparties, fund custodians, fund accountants and various third parties on trade related queries. The position will be based in Counterpoint’s home office in San Diego.

Responsibilities

  • Daily portfolio management responsibilities
  • Operate quantitative models and manage fund rebalance processes
  • Process collateral, margin, and wire payments
  • Ensure trades are booked accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Assist and contribute to new account set up, fund launches, product development and analysis
  • Generate monthly performance reports
  • Assist with assembling compliance and regulatory filings
  • Review and file marketing materials, including diligence questionnaires
  • Support quarterly updating of marketing and collateral pieces, e.g. webpage, fact sheets, monthly writing
  • An entrepreneurial mindset is a good thing.  The position is multi-faceted and the advisor is emerging, and as such the candidate may be required to perform duties they are well-suited to that may not be directly related to portfolio management or operations to better support company growth
  • Work schedule follows eastern time zone market hours

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, mathematics or computer science
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the asset management/securities industry
  • Enthusiasm about quantitative investing is a requirement
  • Strong analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and technical skills
  • Familiarity with various financial products: mutual funds, equities, derivatives (options, futures, swaps)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in modern programming and scripting languages preferred, i.e. Python, Matlab, VBA, Linux shell environments
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL and/or MySQL preferred
  • Experience with Bloomberg preferred
  • CFA and/or FRM designations in process or complete desireable