Pros: large company - lots of opportunities to learn
Cons: large company - hard to move quickly; bureaucracy
Typical day at work for me involved running the quantitative allocation and trading models that I had developed, working with the ETF traders to ensure trades were done, working with the Risk team on continual model validation and working on presentations and marketing materials for the funds/strategies. Occasionally, I would work with the New Initiatives team on new product development.
Co-workers at AUIM were friendly, respectful and supportive. AUIM invests heavily in getting good data and establishing proper internal controls so that products (mutual funds, variable annuities, UMAs, etc.) are managed within the parameters established.