Senior Quantitative Researcher - Equity Analytics
MSCI - New York, NY

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MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools.

The company’s flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indices which include over 120,000 daily indices covering more than 70 countries; Barra portfolio risk and performance analytics covering global equity and fixed income markets; RiskMetrics market and credit risk analytics; ISS out-sourced proxy research, voting and vote reporting services; CFRA forensic accounting risk research, legal/regulatory risk assessment, and due-diligence; and FEA valuation models and risk management software for the energy and commodities markets. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around the world.

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MSCI Barra is a leading provider of equity analytics worldwide. The equity risk modeling group (ERM) is responsible for designing and developing portfolio management and asset management analytics, including its equity risk models. ERM seeks a uniquely qualified senior researcher who has an established and proven research track-record to help craft and implement ERM’s risk model research agenda. Specific responsibilities include: designing and implementing equity risk models, developing techniques to evaluate models on both an ex-ante (risk prediction) and e-post (post-mortem) basis, writing research papers for both internal and external audiences, and engaging and presenting research to clients.

Ideal candidates possess the following qualifications:
Strong academic background and Ph.D level work on empirical finance and investments

A minimum of 4+ years private sector financial services work experience, professional research experience in quantitative investment management

Strong understanding of global equity markets from both practical and theoretical perspectives

Proven track record of researching, developing and implementing equity risk models

Excellent computer programming skills (MatLab preferred)

Experience with portfolio construction and performance attribution

Self-reliant, able to work independently with minimal supervision

Excels at teamwork and has the ability to lead more junior colleagues

Excellent written and oral communication skills

These skills are often associated with a graduate degree in a quantitative field, such as Finance, Operations Research, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or Computer Science, and prior work experience in a similar position or as a computer programmer.

The researcher will work closely with and report to the Head of Equity Analytics Research, but also will draw extensively upon the resources of the various teams in MSCI.

MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. MSCI Inc. complies with applicable federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities. MSCI Inc. agrees to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities in accordance with its obligations under applicable law.

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