The Associate Quantitative Analyst will contribute to research on stock selection signals, alpha models, and portfolio construction under the guidance of senior members of the team. The analyst will perform a wide range of data driven analyses, help enhance the team's research and analytics platforms, and share responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of all models. The position provides an opportunity to gain in-depth exposure to the field of quantitative finance, while making an impactful contribution to the success of the group. The person will also have opportunities to collaborate with fundamental research analysts and portfolio managers across the organization to exchange ideas, communicate insights, and broaden their area of expertise.
Actively participate in research projects by generating investment ideas, working with large sets of data, performing rigorous analysis, drawing sensible conclusions and making actionable recommendations.
Contribute to the advancement of statistical methods for alpha signal discovery and multifactor model construction.
Work with senior researchers closely on enhancing stock selection models.
Assist in enriching the team's research and production infrastructure and analytics capabilities.
Conduct daily due diligence on stocks' quantitative ratings, and answer inquiries from investment teams.
Analyze factor and model performance periodically and communicate insights.
Bachelor's degree in a quantitative or finance field required.
Proficient programming ability in R, Python, SQL, or similar.
Demonstrated interest in financial markets and systematic investing.
Excellent quantitative problem-solving and analytical skills.
Clear, concise, proactive communication skills.
Demonstrated intellectual curiosity.
Attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness, and a cooperative can-do attitude.
About Our Company
Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset management group that provides a broad range of actively managed investment strategies and solutions for individual, institutional and corporate clients around the world. With more than 2000 people including over 450 investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia, we manage over $400 billion of assets (as of May 2018) across developed and emerging market equities, fixed income, asset allocation solutions and alternatives. Our priority is the investment success of our clients. We know investors want strong and repeatable risk-adjusted returns and we aim to deliver this through an active and consistent investment approach that is team-based, risk-aware and performance-driven.