Quantitative Investments, State Street Global Advisors,VP

State Street Corporation
London, United Kingdom
01 May 2022
21 May 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are looking for

This role is for a Senior Quantitative Researcher Analyst and is part of the global Active Quantitative Equity (AQE) team. The role is based in London and reports to the Head of Research for AQE.

The London-based team is responsible for managing a wide range of active, enhanced and defensive equity strategies across many regions and in both developed and emerging markets. The team has a deep history of delivering innovative risk-controlled alpha to our clients and we are looking for someone to help in the next phase of our growth. We have a passion for innovation, are a leader in the integration of ESG considerations within our process and have a keen focus on continuing to deepen sustainable insights within our investment ideas and solutions.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, collegiate, team. You will be working collaboratively with our global team in research evolving our investment strategies, products and processes. As a senior member of the team there is the opportunity to demonstrate significant influence both locally and globally to help shape our future.

This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match your needs and role requirements.

Why this role is important to us
The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Advisors, one of the biggest asset managers in the world, that provides services to the world's governments, institutions and financial advisors across the globe. With over four decades of experience and trillions of dollars in assets under management, we offer one of the broadest selections of services across asset classes, risk profiles, regions and styles. As pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. Join us if making your mark in the asset management industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for
As a Senior Quantitative Research Analyst your responsibilities may include:

  • Generate ideas for investment process innovation and improvements with key focus in alpha generation and portfolio construction.
  • Lead and execute research projects including interpreting, presenting and implementing results.
  • When appropriate communicate research to internal and external stakeholders including contributing to associated thought leadership publications.
  • Participation in the maintenance and improvement of our common research/production platform.

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role

• Critical thinking and problem solving ability.
• Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people.
• Motivated, enthusiastic, with a can do attitude.
• Willingness to engage and navigate complexity.
• A passion for research and financial markets

Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree (MS, PhD or PhD candidate) in a quantitative discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience as a quantitative research analyst with hands on experience developing, researching and implementing quantitative equities models.
  • Strong knowledge of statistics, econometrics, and asset pricing derived with a combination of formal training and/or practical experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience in machine learning a plus.
  • Excellent coding skills with experience in R, Python and/or SQL. Experience with distributed computing is a plus.
  • Significant hands on experience working with financial datasets.
  • Experience working with large unstructured alternative datasets preferred.
  • Experience managing research projects with multiple researchers preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to deliver results

Are you the right candidate? Yes!
We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don't necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street Global Advisors
What We Do. As the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors has served the world's governments, institutions and financial advisors for over four decades. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become one of the world's largest asset managers with trillions of dollars under our care.
Our Mission. At State Street Global Advisors our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. We are driven by a desire to help our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve a better future. We have a long history of developing innovative investment strategies to provide our clients with reliable and transparent returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to Flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Company: State Street Global Advisors

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