Quantitative Analyst, Officer
Cambridge , Massachusetts
November 17, 2016
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Job Description
The speed of change in today's capital markets is transforming the business world. Our clients face heightened regulatory requirements, an increased volume of data and pressures from new market entrants. They turn to us for support to manage challenges and drive performance and profitability. With a focus exclusively on institutional investors, we help them respond to the market with confidence.
State Street Global Exchange combines our unique capabilities in data and analytics to better serve our clients and build relationships with new customers. Through information and insights, investment analytics and data solutions, our goal is to help our clients zero in on the opportunities and actions that will generate the most value. We help them decide on a strategy and put it into action. We offer research and advice that give our clients insight into issues shaping their business today. And we offer information and data management plus analytics to help them plot results and manage risk.
The quantitative research analyst will be a member of the Portfolio & Risk Research team and will engage in new research and product development in support of four key business areas: advisory research, investable product models, our GX Investment Labs suite of web-based research applications, and market indicators/research in support of State Street's Global Markets division. The Portfolio & Risk Research team is part of State Street Associates (SSA), a unique partnership between State Street and thought leaders in academic finance. In collaboration with our academic partners, we produce original research that is frequently published in academic and practitioner journals. The quantitative research analyst will be focused on translating this academic research into customized solutions, practical applications and investable products for our clients. We have a track record of helping the world's largest institutional investors and asset managers solve complex problems, manage investment risk, and enhance portfolio performance. SSA's headquarters are located in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.
The quantitative research analyst will work closely with senior analysts to develop new research and investment strategies in areas such as portfolio optimization, dynamic asset allocation, risk management and alpha modeling with proprietary risk and inflation indices. The analyst will be involved in advancing SSA's research agenda, and will have an opportunity to lead customized client projects, author white-papers and design detailed investable strategies across equity, fixed income, foreign exchange and other asset classes.

BS or BA degree requires; MA or MBA strongly desired
Minimum of 1-3 years of quantitative skills and a desire to develop and implement new research ideas in a practical setting.
Must have a robust knowledge of financial markets, investment analysis, portfolio theory, and related concepts.
Proficiency with MS Excel and computer programming (preferably Matlab) is required. \
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to self-direct within a fast-paced team environment are

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