The primary responsibility for the candidate accepted into the Investment Associate program is to work with research analysts, portfolio managers, and traders on a dailybasis to assist in Putnams investment processes within the Securitized Product group. The Investment Associate will work directly with a quantitative analyst in Fixed I nc o me who will ser ve as their men t or d uri ng t heir t ime at P utn am.
Use Putnam and third party investment tools to produce various analyses broadly focused on Securitized Product securities and valuation
Gather, verify, adjust, and summarize research information
Assist analysts in the research process including the execution of various short-term a nalysis p r oj ects and longer term model development
Build and update tools and models using a wide variety of spreadsheet, statistical ana lysis, and d atabase software applications; tools and models range from individual security analysis to top down econometric m o d eli n g
Create spreadsheets and other documents that effectively communicate key investment positions and risks to team
Mi nim um of a BA or BS de gree req uired and an a d va n ced de gree prefer red. Maj or in fi na nce, ec o n omics, physical sc iences, e ngi neer i ng, math em atics or s imi lar disc i pl ine is p refe rred
Prior work experience in the financial industry with firm understanding of basic fixed income or equity concepts where applicable is desired.
Experience in quantitative research and analysis
Superior undergraduate record
Excellent computer skills including in-depth knowledge of SQL, VBA and Excel and experience with Mat lab, C++, Java, S+, or similar programming languages. Good understanding of object oriented programming principles and software design is a plus.
Good knowledge of econometric principles is desired.
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