Quantitative Analyst
Vanguard - Valley Forge, PA

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Vanguard, one of the world's largest investment management companies and a recognized employer of choice, seeks a quantitative analyst to create models that improve the performance of managed funds.

Individuals that possess quantitative experience, specifically in time series analysis, along with prior Matlab programming experience and hold a Graduate Degree, PHD and/or CFA are preferred.

Your primary duties and responsibilities:
  • Develops quantitative models of expected returns and risk, under the direction of other members within the research group.
  • Assists in and makes recommendations for the development of new strategies within the research group.
  • Supports the incorporation of Vanguard Unmatchable Excellence (VUE) concepts into the risk management infrastructure, including dashboards.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of financial markets, securities and investment themes in order to bring an informed perspective to the research process.
  • Undertakes a variety of ad hoc analytical projects as needed to support portfolio management and trading.
  • Produces thorough, insightful, concise analysis and reports for department and senior management.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

The ideal candidate should possess:
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. (Graduate Degree or CFA preferred.)
  • Minimum of three to five years of related analytical work experience.
  • Strong foundation of basic investment knowledge including an understanding of capital markets, market indices and various securities (equity, fixed income and derivatives).
  • Demonstrated quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated record of initiative/career advancement.
  • Excellent computer programming skills. Ability to program in Matlab or C++ preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Note: Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position. Additionally, employment is contingent on a successful drug-screening result.

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