Research Associate

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA New York NY US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • 26 Apr 18 2018-04-26

Research Associate

Based in Stamford, Connecticut, K2 was founded in 1994 and has become one of the leading fund of hedge funds managers in the world. K2 provides integrated hedge fund product solutions to hundreds of sophisticated institutional and high net worth investors across the globe, including corporations, large public and union pension funds, insurance companies, foundations, and endowments. K2 has a global presence with 100+ employees in the U.S., the U.K, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong.

In 2012, Franklin Templeton purchased a majority stake in K2 Advisors Holdings LLC. K2 has become an integral part of Franklin Templeton's growing alternatives and solutions platform.

The candidate will function as part of the Research team, which is responsible for identifying cross asset risk premium strategies.

Responsibilities include:

The position will have a quantitative as well qualitative, focus and will primarily involve the following:

  • Preparation of written research reports
  • Development of systematic models
  • Participation in on-going market research
  • Maintenance of existing systematic models, presentations and databases

Ideal candidates will have:
  • B.S., B.A. or BBA degree in Economics, Sciences or Finance
  • Min of 2 years work experience in similar environment
  • Passion for working with data
  • Experience in working with Python, and/or R
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Solid working knowledge of Bloomberg highly preferred
  • General knowledge of finance and capital markets
  • Strong listening and writing skills
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Highlights of our benefits include:
  • Three weeks paid time off the first year
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits
  • Employee Stock Investment Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
  • Onsite fitness center and recreation center*
  • Onsite cafeteria*
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