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Data Associate - Alternative Data Strategy

Squarepoint Capital
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Oct 5, 2023

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Job Function
Hedge Funds
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Squarepoint is a global investment management firm that utilizes a diversified portfolio of systematic and quantitative strategies across financial markets that seeks to achieve high quality, uncorrelated returns for our clients. We have deep expertise in trading, technology and operations and attribute our success to rigorous scientific research. As a technology and data-driven firm, we design and build our own cutting-edge systems, from high performance trading platforms to large scale data analysis and compute farms. With main investment offices in New York, London and Singapore, we emphasize true, global collaboration by aligning our investment, technology and operations teams functionally around the world.

Main Function:

The mandate of the Data Associate is to manage and procure alternative data sources for investment research. As part of the team, you will work closely with the investment community to define and synthesize areas of interest, manage the acquisition of data sets, and maintain data relationships for the firm.

You will:
  • Oversee day-to-day monitoring of existing alternative data vendor relationships and enforce data efforts across the business
  • Work with front and back-office stakeholders across the organization to deliver data solutions across a wide range of asset classes, geographies, and instrument types
  • Collaborate with Data Science and Engineering team to implement solutions to maintain data integrity such as timely data downloads, status reports and data clean-up scripts
  • Assist in management front/middle office requests to ensure data is properly evaluated, implemented, and risk assessed
  • Deliver expense analytics and usage reporting to data vendors
  • Participate in corporate strategy initiatives which includes, advanced data inquires and coordinating with management team on other business management efforts

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3 + years of experience working with data vendors
  • Knowledge of financial instruments and industry lexicon
  • Experience negotiating terms of service and contracts
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to think quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to interact effectively with numerous internal teams and stakeholders in a collaborative, team-oriented culture

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