Systematic Fixed Income Researcher

Wells Fargo San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description:

At Wells Fargo, we have one goal: to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them achieve their dreams. We're looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you'll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Wells Fargo Asset Management, a division of Wells Fargo Wealth and Investment Management, strives to help clients achieve their financial goals through top-tier investment options managed by specialized investment teams that are supported by independent risk management and backed by superior, collaborative service. With more than $482 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2018, Wells Fargo Asset Management has 29 autonomous investment teams with specialized expertise and proven processes, more than 500 investment professionals, and a global reach with offices and clients around the world.

Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) is seeking a Systematic Fixed Income Researcher within the large and successful fixed income business at WFAM. This role would primarily focus on the development of active and passive systematic strategies across WFAM's fixed income platform. A successful candidate will have the talent, drive and entrepreneurial spirit to help the team develop new and innovative investment products. He/She will work with the team to facilitate the development and implementation of new systematic investment strategies and also enhance existing systematic models. He/she will also effectively collaborate with other fundamental and systematic investment teams across WFAM to broaden investment capabilities.

Responsibilities and Expectations :

  • Work as part of a small, entrepreneurial team looking to design and develop new and innovative investment products.

  • Primary responsibility is to assist in the design and development of active and passive quantitative fixed income investment strategies.

  • Conducts quantitative analysis and valuation modeling to assist in determining risk and valuation factors primarily at the security level. Scope will be broad, to include US corporate credit, muni credit and international credits.

  • Assist in building and refining econometric and quantitative models.

  • Identify new investment insights, leverage investment platform and senior research team to rigorously research these insights to determine their efficacy and orthogonality to existing insights in the products. Seek out new sources of data to support this effort.

  • Design and develop analysis and monitoring tools to achieve best practices in all aspects of the investment process (research, portfolio management, trading and attribution).

  • Work in collaboration with other research analysts, including those from fundamental credit research teams and quantitative equity teams.

  • Perform ad hoc analysis for fixed income portfolio management and strategy teams, including applied research into benchmark construction and client portfolio analysis.

Reporting to:

Head of Systematic Fixed Income Investments - San Francisco, CA

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of quantitative investment research experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Computer Science or other quantitative discipline

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct high quality empirical research. Relevant experience working with large datasets, quantitative model development and statistical hypothesis testing

  • Strong understanding of fixed income markets, including drivers of return, risk control and portfolio construction techniques

  • Excellent quantitative skills, as evidenced by formal training in econometrics or statistics, and extensive experience in utilizing those skills in a research environment

  • Passion for sourcing and leveraging large datasets to develop new insights about financial markets

  • Strong understanding of computer technology in financial research, with proficiency in programming (Python/R/Matlab), statistical analysis and numerical techniques

  • Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking

  • Excellent teamwork - work cooperatively and effectively in a small team with other researchers and portfolio managers in a fast paced environment


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.


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Systematic Fixed Income Researcher

Wells Fargo