Quantitative Research Analyst, Assistant Vice President - State Street Associates
The Quantitative Research Analyst (Assistant Vice President) will be a member of the Portfolio & Risk Research team and will engage in new research and product development in the form of thought leadership, market indicators, and analytical tools. The Portfolio & Risk Research team is part of State Street Associates (SSA), a unique partnership between State Street and thought leaders in academic finance. In collaboration with our academic partners, we produce original research that is frequently published in academic and practitioner journals. The quantitative research analyst will be focused on translating this academic research into customized solutions and practical applications for our clients. We have a track record of helping the world's largest institutional investors and asset managers solve complex problems, manage investment risk, and enhance portfolio performance. SSA's headquarters are located in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.
In collaboration with senior team members, the research analyst will apply quantitative financial and economic skills in order to contribute to new research in areas such as portfolio optimization, dynamic asset allocation, and risk management. The analyst will be involved in advancing SSA's research agenda, producing customized client projects, authoring white-papers, and building calculation engines for internal and client-facing tools. Qualifications
We are looking for highly motivated candidates with exceptional quantitative skills and a desire to develop and implement new research ideas in a practical setting. The ideal candidate should have an advanced degree in mathematics, economics, finance and or related quantitative field. Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a quantitative research role. Candidate must have a robust knowledge of financial markets, investment analysis, portfolio theory, and related concepts. Proficiency with MS Excel and computer programming (preferably Matlab) is required. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to self-direct within a fast-paced team environment are critical.