Senior Analyst, Implementation Research Senior Analyst, Implementation Research …

Acadian Asset Management
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Nov 20
Acadian Asset Management
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Nov 20
We are seeking a Senior Analyst to join the Implementation team. As a member of Implementation, you will be part of a small team of domain experts who are responsible for the ongoing research and development related to Acadian’s systematic trading environment. The role is focused on data-driven efforts to enhance our understanding of the direct and indirect costs associated with implementing our proprietary forecast model. It requires proficiency in modeling and analysis in the context of large, unstructured datasets. Thorough understanding of equity market microstructure is strongly preferred. Skills: Python, Java, SQL, trading/transaction costs, large datasets, portfolio construction/optimization, econometrics.

What You’ll Do:
• Support quantitative research on best execution
• Help systematize and enhance data structures/feeds and technology best suited to support a robust and comprehensive transaction cost analytics (TCA) platform
• Systematically collect and analyze implementation shortfall data against the existing transaction cost and return forecast models
• Work closely with traders, portfolio managers, and research group, to help answer questions on implementation outcomes within specific strategies, or within any other subset of Acadian orders
We’re Looking for Teammates With:
• Master’s degree in finance, math, computer science or other analytical discipline
• Minimum 5 years of experience in systematic asset management strategies
• Direct experience in TCA is strongly preferred
• Hands on development experience with Python (Numpy, Scipy, Pandas, SKLearn)
• Strong statistics and data management skills
• Solid understanding of relational and non-relational databases
• Ability to translate quantitative insights into actionable process improvements
• Superior attention to detail
• Superior written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a collegial, results-oriented environment
• Drive to deliver on high value projects and a roll up your sleeves attitude.
Why work here:
Acadian is a quantitative investment firm where ideas are empowered by technology. Our team is made up of a diverse mix of professionals who thrive in a culture that fosters ingenuity through collaboration and transparency.
• Casual office environment. Casual dress code everyday (not just Fridays!) The kitchens are stocked with free snacks and drinks.
• Better Benefits. Get quality medical, dental and vision insurance; Paid leave bank of 20 days; Profit Sharing; Tuition & Health Club Reimbursement.
• Opportunities to Develop Personally & Professionally. We promote local volunteerism and organize hands-on opportunities throughout the year. Work side-by-side with some of the industry’s most admired professionals.
To apply for this position or view Acadian’s open roles, please visit the Careers section of our website at: We will contact only selected candidates. 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
It is the policy of Acadian Asset Management LLC to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, disability, or sexual orientation.

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