Analyst, Macro Research

  • Competitive
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Acadian Asset
  • 15 Sep 17

We are seeking an Analyst to join our top-down investment research team. This person will work closely with other research analysts and portfolio managers. The purpose of this role is to add significant value to client portfolios, utilizing a quantitative top-down approach to equity investing.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with large unstructured data-sets;  creating techniques and programs to process and analyze them, and understand non-obvious patterns within them
  • Tackling small sample estimation problems, using tools for increasing forecast precision and robustness
  • Performing sophisticated statistical and financial analysis
  • Analyzing equity and macroeconomic data
  • Communicating research results with clear graphical and written analysis

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (with a strong academic record) in a quantitative field such as mathematics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, economics or similar discipline is required
  • Master’s degree or participation in CFA program would be considered favorably    
  • 2-5 years of work experience in a quantitative field preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in financial markets; experience with such markets is a plus
  • 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
  • Experience with statistical software such as Matlab, R, SAS, STATA, or any other is helpful
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills