SSgA State Street ETF Model Portfolio - Research Analyst

State Street Global Advisors.
Kraków, Poland
Jun 19, 2019
Jun 21, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Specific Duties:

The role of the State Street ETF Model Portfolio - Research Analyst is to contribute to developing bespoke research and support to the Global SPDR Business with a specific focus on:

  • Strategic research efforts
  • Quantitative and qualitative research and analysis
  • Ad Hoc Team Support

  • Generate quantitative analytics and write papers/commentary to support use of ETFs in a portfolio context
  • Preparation of custom client presentations, research findings summaries and other deliverables including responses to ad hoc queries
  • Conduct investment research, taking into account financial market conditions, competitor analysis, asset class characteristics, portfolio construction and positioning
  • Produce routine analytics on asset allocation and macroeconomics to support SPDR ETFs
  • Develop case studies around the construction of portfolios utilizing SPDR Portfolio ETFs
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of markets, portfolio construction techniques, portfolio manager thinking and positioning and benchmarks

Key Outputs
  • Quantitative analytics
  • Papers/commentary to support use of ETFs in a portfolio
  • Investment research
  • Custom client analytics
  • Case studies on portfolio construction utilizing SPDR ETFs

We are seeking individuals with experiences in areas of Finance, Applied Mathematics, or Economics with a specialization in investment management. Experience with research and modeling within the context of multi-asset class portfolios is preferred. As a potential candidate, you are expected to have experience in quantitative analysis: forecasting models, portfolio construction, risk management, and trading using a variety of advanced quantitative techniques. You should be able to work well in a team and feel comfortable presenting research findings.

Work Parameters Or Boundaries:
Internal State Street Poland procedures & regulations
Performance Planning and Review System (PPR)


Specific Qualifications / Skills:

The candidate should possess good mathematical, decision-making and communication skills.
  • Desire to develop understanding global ETF landscape and the SPDR ETF business
  • Previous experience with ETFs is desirable, but not necessary
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, providing support as required
  • Ability to use initiative, demonstrate flexibility and think creatively to solve problems
  • Ability to prioritize workload and work to tight deadlines
  • Absolute attention to detail and high degree of accuracy when working under pressure
  • Commitment to further study and qualifications (preferably CFA or studying for CFA designation
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, VBA and PowerPoint
  • Awareness or risks associated with investing
  • Maintaining knowledge of market and economic issues

Computer literacy and analytical skills are essential.

Critical Behaviors for Success as defined by the PPR System at Core level

Core Competencies
  • Good numerical and analytical abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Team player
  • Very good English

  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-reliant

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