We are a Boston-based investment manager that provides global and international equity investment strategies and fund products to institutional investors such as pension plans, endowments, foundations, and registered/unregistered commingled investment funds. We are a registered investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and a registered commodity trading advisor and commodity pool operator with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Our firm manages over $90 billion for over 175 client relationships in North America, Europe and Australasia. Our offices are located at 200 Clarendon Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
The Research Team
We are looking for a summer associates to support our investment research effort. The research group is a collaborative, intellectually rigorous team responsible for developing investment ideas, codifying those ideas into investment signals, back-testing the signals, and producing return and risk forecasts based on the signals to drive trading decisions. We develop and maintain sophisticated mathematical models, methodologies and tools.
We utilize a team approach to investment management. Our summer associates are immersed in our research effort, working side-by-side with members of the Research team. Our summer program combines theory, practice and technology and provides significant insights into quantitative investment management. Summer Associate projects may involve applied math, finance, optimization theory and computer programming. Typical responsibilities include:
- Merging, structuring, and analyzing large amounts of data from various sources
- Assessing quality of historical panel data, diagnosing deficiencies and prescribing fixes
- Performing ad-hoc exploratory statistics and analysis on research data sets
- Writing and maintaining code that supports the investment research process
- Researching predictable patterns in asset returns, risks, and trading costs
The ideal candidate will be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program from a top educational institution in a field that requires problem solving skills, such as applied mathematics, economics, engineering and computer science. We look for the following attributes for Summer Associates:
- Excellent academic record
- Strong analytical, quantitative, programming and problem solving skills
- Understanding of probability, statistics, linear regression, and time-series analysis
- Experience in a statistical computing environment or programming language such as STATA, R, MATLAB, or Python
- Experience analyzing large data sets
- Interest in financial markets
- Excellent communication skills
- High energy; strong work ethic
Qualified candidates should submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a cover letter detailing your short and long-term career goals and copies of transcripts. No telephone calls please.