Associate Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Research

  • Competitive
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Acadian Asset
  • 23 Oct 17 2017-10-23

We are seeking a Boston-based Associate Portfolio Manager to join our Portfolio Management team. The ideal candidate will increase our portfolio research bandwidth, from optimal incorporation of the existing risk and return forecast models in our portfolio construction process, to potential alpha research. This person is expected to contribute both to the execution of the existing research portfolio and to the idea generation. This role will report to a Boston-based Senior Portfolio Manager.


  • In collaboration with key investment team units, carry out research with the aim of improving active portfolio performance through better transfer of the existing alphas and/or risk management
  • Articulate research results to the research team and senior management
  • Develop a solid understanding of the current portfolio construction process and the way we manage various alpha-driven long-only strategies
  • Leverage the existing portfolio analytics processes and systems to generate ideas to enhance portfolio construction, tools and the analytical methodology itself



  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related field; master’s degree and/or CFA, preferred
  • 4-7 years of prior work experience, preferably in quantitative investing/research
  • Strong programming skills (Python preferred) and experience of working with large amounts of data
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics
  • World-class analytical skills and the ability to clearly articulate the approach, process and results in verbal, graphical and written form
  • Willingness and ability to work in a collegial, results-oriented environment
  • Interest in following financial markets and a strong quantitative orientation for investing
  • Drive to deliver on high value projects and roll up your sleeves attitude