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Posted 9/18

Quantitative Investment Associate

The Virginia Retirement System, the 20th largest pension plan in the United States with $79 billion under management, is seeking an experienced quantitative professional to assist with the development of systematic investment portfolios for the internally managed fixed income program. The Virginia Retirement System is located in Richmond, Virginia, a growing, family-oriented city with an excellent work-life balance. Richmond is frequently ranked as one of the best cities to live and work in America with easy commutes from suburban communities, historical urban neighborhoods, and a thriving downtown. The Virginia Retirement System offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes annual incentive bonuses.

Responsibilities:
The Quantitative Investment Associate will be responsible for assisting with the on-going development of systematic portfolio strategies and spearheading the development of new strategies, including strategies designed using both supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques. The Associate will work closely with other members of the fixed income team in designing, building, and testing systematic, factor-based processes for adding value to the fixed income program. The Associate will also work with team members in developing relative value and other decision making tools to optimize the security selection and sector allocation processes.

An Associate on the fixed income team is an important contributor to the management of the fixed income program and will have opportunities to progress into positions with responsibility for the day-to-day management of a portion of the program. Continued education and training are available to Associates and are encouraged for the continued development of knowledge and skills.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate for this position must possess the following attributes and qualifications:

  • High cognitive ability with a passion for continued learning,
  • Growth oriented with a strong work ethic and drive to be successful,
  • Desire to work with a small team in a collegial environment,
  • Strong statistics and mathematical acumen,
  • Proficiency in Excel and ability to code in SQL and a math/statistics language, such as Matlab, Python or R,
  • A Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, or a STEM discipline, and
  • A minimum of three years of experience working with data and predictive modeling techniques.

A Master’s degree and/or a CFA charter is preferred. Experience with fixed income investments is preferred.

To apply, please submit a current resume and complete an online application through the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Human Resource Management website at jobs.virginia.gov. Cover letters are not required.


Posted 8/2/18

Researcher/Investment Writer,
Allianz Global Investors

Allianz Global Investors is a leading global active investment manager with over $580 billion in AUM across all investment strategies in the developed world, emerging markets, single country, global, thematic, and specific sectors.

The firm’s multi-factor equity strategy harvests risk premia to provide superior risk-adjusted returns. Its investment process uses systematic, top-down, and fundamental bottom-up analysis and rigorous risk management. The team manages over $50 billion globally.

The team aims to hire a Researcher/Investment Writer in San Francisco who will research and write on factor investing topics to elevate the team’s profile as a thought leader globally. The successful candidate will foster a close relationship between the team’s investors and academia to create high-caliber, client-facing research for publication in leading academic journals. This new hire will work collaboratively with the research team as well as support the firm’s strategic distribution partners for educational and academic insights.

Requirements:

  • High English proficiency; exceptional written communication
  • Ability to distill complex ideas into digestible material
  • Strong programming skills (i.e. VBA R, SAS, SQL Server, Python, C#)
  • In-depth equity factor modelling experience
  • Ph.D. in Finance, Econometrics or a hard science
  • At least 3 published papers in peer-reviewed journals on financial or econometric topics

Resumes can be submitted directly via email to veronica@jamesbeck.com. No other documents are required to apply.