Quantitative Specialist Job Description

Quantitative Specialist Job Description

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Quantitative specialist provides expertise around data, data governance, data hierarchies, master data and reference data elements/definitions and data architecture.

Quantitative Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Leads the development of statistical, financial and/or econometric models for analysing asset performance, client reference data, securities data, derivative pricing, risk exposure or other sophisticated concepts
Independently works with internal and external datasets and client reference data and participates in the development of statistical, financial and/or econometric models for analyzing asset performance, securities data, derivative pricing, risk exposure or other sophisticated concepts
The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for researching and improving the quantitative performance of the trading strategies
The Researcher will contribute to adapting existing strategies to new markets and new asset classes, to the design and analyze new trading strategies signal generation, optimization, risk safeguard design
The Researcher will be responsible for communication with the Algo development teams, the client research team and our counterparts globally
Manage solutions to improve the workflow of users of the trading platform across Equities, Options, Futures, FX and Rates asset classes
Provide quantitative justification for the refinement and consolidation of the electronic product platform mechanism to measure changes/improvements to the platform
Provide and implement ideas to consolidate various processes in other asset classes
Train/educate colleagues on refinements to the trading platform
Liaise between the Front Office and the Trade Engineering group and the rest of IT in handling firm-wide related controls and risk

Quantitative Specialist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Quantitative Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CQF, FRM, CFA

Education for Quantitative Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the quantitative specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Statistics, Finance, Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Math, Physics, Quantitative Finance, Accounting

Skills for Quantitative Specialist

Desired skills for quantitative specialist include:

Corporate actions
Financial statement analysis
Pricing and performance data
Securities
Street estimates
Capital IQ products
Compustat
Security Reference data across Asset Classes
Business model and product offerings
Data retrieval from external investment data providers

Desired experience for quantitative specialist includes:

Actual P&L Explain vs
Analyze drivers and trends of P&L using risk based explain, exposure analytics, model changes
Minimum of 3 years of work experience developing and applying machine learning methodology for solving complex problems
Must have strong programming skills in multiple languages such as Matlab, Java, Python, C/C++, SQL and R
Coordinate with various business partners for the successful completion of KVA projects
Responsible for the quality and timeliness of all project deliverables and well as the implementation of relevant project management practices (status reporting, issue tracking)

Quantitative Specialist Examples

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Quantitative Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a quantitative specialist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for quantitative specialist
  • Serve as the pulse of the accommodation partner experience, leveraging tracking research to measure success proactively identify actionable opportunities for improvement
  • Enhance usability and actionability of our data portals for internal stakeholders by providing strategic guidance to and partnering effectively with our external portal provider
  • Conduct custom analyses for senior leadership, product and commercial colleagues Research & Insights colleagues
  • Provide in-depth research insights and communicate the most relevant industry and competitive insights to stakeholders across levels and departments
  • Apply advanced statistical and machine learning algorithm to solve critical business problem
  • Perform general statistical analysis on data sets that range from modest-sized customer surveys to potentially massive, complex data sets
  • Write, update, and execute custom analysis scripts in R and/or Python, along with SQL
  • Collaborate with other researchers to perform end-to-end analysis including data gathering, processing, programming, analysis, drafting reports, and delivering presentations
  • Interact cross-functionally with user experience and engineering team members
  • Analyses the aggregated data and understand the business transaction an underlying process
Qualifications for quantitative specialist
  • Degree in a numerate discipline such as Finance, Accounting, Economics, or equivalent experience is required
  • Familiarity with industry-leading analytical and data and delivery platforms within Investment Management
  • Knowledge of European financial markets is a plus
  • Desire to take responsibility for clients
  • Ability to manage and lead junior members of the team
  • Thorough understanding of the equity investment process (with a focus on quantitative security analysis)
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Quantitative Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of quantitative specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for quantitative specialist
  • Independently conducts advanced, complex statistical and quantitative analyses for assigned area
  • Represents internal client needs to surrounding groups, by communicating requirements and data warehouse knowledge
  • Tests changes to warehouse processes and/or engines to ensure no upstream or downstream repercussions
  • Works in conjunction with source system or warehouse, data user, and/or IT resources to remediate data issues
  • Collaborates with management to develop and implement the techniques and methodologies to be used for each type of activity/analysis
  • Leads data modelling and quantitative analysis projects and serves as resource to less experienced colleagues
  • Uses technology tools to conduct analyses
  • Applies techniques such as SQL and querying and macro development to extract data for populating models
  • As an advanced user, may do some light programming or system configuration in order set up sophisticated models or algorithms
  • Works with management to evaluate and select the most appropriate technologies
Qualifications for quantitative specialist
  • Firm understanding of the IM industry and the equity investment process (with a focus on quantitative security analysis)
  • Mastery of various scripting languages (Python, R, Matlab, etc) is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of relevant experience
  • Experience can be a substitute for an advanced degree, but master’s degree preferred
  • Expertise in equities and options trading and market structure issues is essential
  • Experience in quantitative analysis and designing analytical models – including a strong working knowledge of SQL, UNIX, SAS, C++, R, Java, Excel, Matlab, Business Objects, and/or other programing languages and analytical tools – is critical
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Quantitative Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a quantitative specialist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for quantitative specialist
  • Leads complex projects in support of new or evolving processes/products or for initiatives with cross-functional or enterprise-wide impact
  • Interprets findings, prepares standard and ad-hoc reports and delivers results to management and/or other leaders
  • Provides recommendations for addressing observed outcomes
  • Translates complex technical concepts and analyses to non-technical audiences
  • Reviews accuracy of reports and calculations performed by less experienced colleagues
  • No formal supervisory responsibility but may provide work oversight for to more junior analysts and provide input into their performance assessments
  • Provides analytical project management support for assigned area
  • With minimal guidance, supports assigned area with advanced, complex statistical and quantitative analyses
  • Contributes to the development of the techniques and methodologies to be used for each type of activity/analysis
  • Leads data modeling and quantitative analysis projects and serves as resource to less experienced colleagues
Qualifications for quantitative specialist
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment and ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Proficient in Excel strong programming skills in SQL, VBA and Matlab
  • Knowledge of various market and risk metrics (VaR, volatility, CVaR)
  • General knowledge of CRM systems is preferred
  • Master’s degree or higher in Finance, Economics or Quantitative field, not required
  • Technical expertise including SQL and ability to traverse diverse content sets strongly preferred
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Quantitative Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a quantitative specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for quantitative specialist
  • Begins to lead complex projects in support of new or evolving processes/products
  • Prepares presentations and engages directly with clients to present or demonstrate products related to data
  • Design, program, and administer research projects
  • Conduct data analysis and some statistical analysis on large datasets
  • Work with stakeholders to identify research needs and present study results
  • Setting up and launching member surveys (pulling sample from our database, managing lists, quality control)
  • Coordinating with internal and external localization and translation partners
  • Field management (monitor quotas, specs, timelines)
  • Backend processing (oversee coding of open ends, transform data into useful formats)
  • Work directly with technology and operations personnel
Qualifications for quantitative specialist
  • Strong hands-on project leadership skills with the drive to complete complex projects as a part of small teams within an extremely fast paced environment
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in Excel, including experience with risk simulation add-ins
  • Experience in machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as SVM, Random Forests, and Neural
  • Experience with statistical packages ( ) such as R, SAS, SPSS, Statistica, STATA, Alteryx, KNIME are required
  • Experience with BI tools like Tableau, MSBI is plus
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess intellectual curiosity
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Quantitative Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a quantitative specialist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for quantitative specialist
  • Assess daily production data for reasonableness
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of reasons for breaks in the reconciliation / reporting tool
  • Work with technology to transition solution to strategic implementation
  • Validate and explain drivers of taxonomy differences between platforms
  • Responsible for the quality and timeliness of all project deliverables the implementation of relevant project management practices (status reporting, issue tracking etc)
  • Advise Internal Audit management on how best to examine and test controls
  • Consistently demonstrate an ability to complete risk-focused fieldwork / projects
  • Originate or participate in quality improvement initiatives
  • Present internally and externally
  • Analyzing results, developing best practices, and providing recommended optimization strategies and plans
Qualifications for quantitative specialist
  • Courses in graduate level statistics
  • Experience in social science research design and analysis
  • Proficiency with multivariate statistics such as general linear models
  • Strong technical skills including experience using MS Office, SQL, and Visual Basic
  • Knowledge of credit risk and derivative pricing models
  • Understanding of cross asset classes and the varying structures

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