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Quantitative Analyst

Quantitative Analyst

Job Title: Quantitative Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: DOQACH_1590676341
Contact Name: Daniel Ostrowski
Contact Email: Dostrowksi@woodrowmercer.com
Job Published: May 28, 2020 15:32

Job Description

My Client is looking for a Quantitative Analyst who will perform activities associated with the research, design and development of global strategy indices across multi-asset classes, with a focus on index and strategy benchmark design.

Responsibilities:

  • Research, create and support the index development initiatives
  • Provides support in index development initiatives, daily maintenance and index support. Responsibilities will focus on the support and enhancements for index maintenance
  • Design, calculate, document and develop solutions to improve process flows for index support in test and production environments
  • Identify, implement and deploy opportunities to improve the overall quality of our index products and processes
  • Support and prepare written procedure and index methodology guides
  • Support, prepare and publish written research reports on new index-related investment strategies and existing benchmarks
  • Work collaboratively with other departments on new index and benchmark launches, as well as post-launch support
  • Work with clients of the employer to design and implement new indexes and strategy benchmarks

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business or related field
  • Strong quantitative and programming skills; ability to perform data and complex statistical analysis; experience in SAS, R, and Python
  • Organized and detail-oriented. A high degree of comfort with large datasets
  • Demonstrable knowledge of statistics and econometrics
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills; solid writing skills is a must
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team, requiring minimal direction and follow-up

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