Sr. Director, Quantitative Portfolio Manager- Fixed Income

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Nuveen Investments
  • 15 Dec 17 2017-12-15

Sr. Director, Quantitative Portfolio Manager- Fixed Income


About the Company

Nuveen is the investment management arm of TIAA. It is one of the largest global asset managers with specialist knowledge across a wide array of asset classes, including fixed income, equities and alternatives. Nuveen is driven not only by the independent investment processes across the firm, but also the insights, risk management, analytics and other tools and resources a truly world-class platform provides. As a global asset manager, our mission is to work in partnership with our clients to create outcome-focused solutions to help them secure their financial future. For more information about the firm please visit our website at

About the Group

TIAA Investments is a global asset manager focused on achieving the best-possible long-term risk-adjusted returns for its clients. Its investments in active, quantitative and index strategies span global fixed income, equity, and responsible investment.

About the Position

The Senior Director PM role is part of the Fixed Income Quantitative Portfolio Management (QPM) team within TIAA Public Fixed Income Investments. The position primarily includes managing quant based fixed income portfolio(s), conducting research, back-testing and developing new quant based strategies, as well as developing and enhancing analytical tools for fixed income mandates.

Major Responsibilities:

* Manage quantitatively based fixed-income investment portfolio(s)
* Work effectively to balance the demands of investors, market opportunities, and model driven portfolio needs, to successfully execute investment strategies and optimize risk-adjusted returns
* Collaboratively develop quantitative models (e.g. factor based / smart beta) to enhance portfolio construction and guide successful implementation
* Develop analytical tools and guide quantitatively-based investment research
* Work collaboratively with fellow portfolio managers, trading specialists, investment staff and business partners.
Required Skills and Experience:
* 7-10 years of quantitative fixed income portfolio management or related experience
* Solid knowledge of quantitative investing discipline with emphasis in Fixed Income markets
* Seasoned professional with proven judgment and experience in fixed investment markets
* Results-oriented, team player, independent thinker, effective communicator, as well as serving as a coach and mentor to junior staff

Desired Skills and Experience:
* Experience with major fixed-income analytical platforms.
* Experience with fixed income exchanged traded funds (ETF)
* Fixed income securities trading experience desirable
* MBA or similar business degrees preferred
* Advanced degree in quantitative finance and/or natural sciences
* Excel Macro/VBA, database/SQL, statistics software knowledge desirable

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