Quantitative Research Analyst

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It starts with you. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and motivate the most talented people - those who care and who work together as partners across business units and functions. We value and promote diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business and at every level of our organization.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, more than 12,500 ATMs, online (wellsfargo.com), and mobile devices. Wells Fargo has more than 265,000 team members in 36 countries across our approximately 90 businesses. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) brings together a strategic balance of investment capabilities to serve the investment needs of our clients worldwide: institutions, financial advisors, and individuals. Wells Capital Management is a registered investment advisor and a dedicated institutional asset manager within the WFAM umbrella. Our mission is to deliver superior investment service to our institutional clients globally.

The Quantitative Research Analyst in the Strategic Business Segments (SBS) group at Wells Fargo Asset Management will design and develop tools, models and other infrastructure to support and help grow key Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) business segments including Defined Contribution (DC) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), in addition to collaborating on research and development efforts related to the broader Wealth and Investment Management (WIM) organization. The ideal candidate for the role has a broader interest, outside of his/her direct responsibilities, in building out the WFAM business and brand.


  • Design, develop and improve the tools, models and other infrastructure that support and help grow key WFAM businesses segments including DC and ESG
  • Provide investment insight and quantitative research to support the development of new DC and ESG investment products, solutions, and thought leadership
  • Assist in building the tools, infrastructure and databases that support research and product development collaboration across the WIM organization and WFAM product adoption
Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of investment management experience

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Finance or a related quantitative field; advanced degree preferred. CFA or ASA designation a plus
  • 3-8 years of experience in investment management or software development
  • Exceptional quantitative, technical and analytical skills
  • Strong programming skills and development experience, preferably in SQL, Python and Matlab, and experience with development tools such as Git
  • Track record of intellectual curiosity and research innovation
  • Self-starter who thrives in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment

    All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

    Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

    Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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