Investment Science Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Wellington Management Company, LLP
  • 23 Nov 17 2017-11-23

Investment Science Analyst

WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 50 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

POSITION
THE COMPANY
Tracing our roots to 1928, Wellington Management Company, LLP is one of the world's largest independent investment management firms. With US$1 trillion in assets under management as of 31 March 2017, we serve as a trusted adviser to institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 50 countries. Our innovative investment solutions are built on the strength of proprietary, independent research and span the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies. As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, our long-term views and interests are aligned with those of our clients. We are committed to attracting a talented and diverse workforce, and to fostering an open, collaborative culture because we believe multiple perspectives lead to more informed investment and business decisions. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome people with diverse life experiences, fresh ideas, and specialized subject-matter expertise.

THE POSITION
The Investment Science Analyst at Wellington Management will use research data and analytics (proprietary and publicly available) to answer a wide range of investment-related questions.  Wellington recognizes that applying these big data analytics is critical in making better investment decisions and has invested heavily in providing the needed tools to its teams.  This is a position to work directly with a Hong Kong-based fund manager responsible for a substantial global emerging markets portfolio and his team.  In addition, they will also work closely with Wellington's investment science team based in Boston.   

This portfolio is constructed as "bottom up" or by using fundamental analysis to select individual securities around the globe.  The investment process requires a deep understanding of the fundamentals of the companies held, potential new investments and the market in general.  We believe that applying research data and analytics to company data yield unique and differentiated insights and will be additive to the portfolio team's already successful process.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The investment data analyst's role will be to leverage the firm's data and IT resources by using the latest statistical and programming methods to improve investment decision-making.  Because of the vast (and rapidly growing) amount of data available and nearly limitless range of questions that must be answered, the individual in this position will need to not only possess the required statistical/mathematical/programming skills but also a proven ability to solve difficult problems using intuition and imagination.   

Therefore, the ideal candidate will be able to work on a variety of diverse projects at the same time, applying different methods and tools where appropriate.  A portion of the analyst's additional compensation will be tied to investment results of the portfolio.    
QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will possess theoretical or working knowledge of markets. Interest in investment management, desire to work in a team-based and collaborative environment, and an analytical/problem-solving orientation are required.  Sound business judgment and strong written and oral communication skills are also a must.  Candidates should possess a demonstrated record of achievement, capacity for differentiated thinking, strong work ethic, teamwork, and the willingness to work with others.

                                               

Additional qualifications for this role include:

  • O to 3 years of work experience
  • Previous experience in analyzing data to generate investment ideas is a plus
  • Passion and interest in working with deep fundamental teams and multidisciplinary scientists
  • Degree qualified with a strong academic background. Masters would be considered beneficial
  • Enthusiastic and able to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Intellectually curious with the ability to think creatively when solving difficult questions
  • CFA charter or progress towards a CFA is a plus
  • Fluency in written and spoken Mandarin is a must
  • Strong programming skills in Python, R, C#/C++/Java


JOB TITLE
Investment Science Analyst

JOB FAMILY
Investment Management (IM)

LOCATION
Hong Kong

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management considers all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at Wellington@icareerhelp.com .