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Quantitative Risk Researcher

Quantitative Risk Researcher
New York, US
150,000 - 225,000
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Job Description

Quantitative Risk Researcher

The Role

We are seeking an exceptionally talented individual to join our Risk team as a Quantitative Risk Researcher. The individual will be a key member focused on risk management, research, and portfolio analysis in support of the quantitative equities and quantitative macro platform. A successful candidate will help to build and maintain analytical models and data infrastructure used to gain insights into risk and alpha drivers of our portfolios, as well as be responsible for communicating those insights to senior management. The role will report to the Head of Quantitative Strategies Risk.

This position may be based in New York, NY or Miami, FL.

What you’ll do ** **

Quant Risk team’s mission is to improve the performance of individual Quantitative PM teams, help prevent outsized drawdowns and help inform the capital allocation process within the quantitative strategies platform. With this objective in mind, the Quantitative Risk Researcher will be responsible for conducting research into risk and portfolio strategy topics such as sources of return, common factor exposures and emerging market stressors. They will also be responsible for building out infrastructure to systematically identify those insights, monitoring risk metrics and, conducting ad-hoc analyses pertaining to the strategies’ performance and risk profiles. The Quantitative Risk Researcher will liaise with technology and support teams to help resolve daily production / operational issues and ensure data integrity and quality.

What you’ll bring

What you need:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with quantitative strategies in an investment, research, or risk position
  • Motivated self-starter with enthusiasm for learning new things in Quantitative Finance
  • Strong coding skills in Python and databases
  • Strong mathematical and statistical modeling
  • Comfort with analysis of large datasets, high-level attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and ability to synthesize and communicate findings to drive outcomes

We’d love if you had:

  • Prior experience building risk models
  • Prior exposure to quantitative or systematic long/short equities and / or alternative quantitative strategies

Our Culture ****

The firm’s ethos is embedded in our people. ‘Talent is our strategy’ is our mantra and drives how we approach all initiatives at the firm. We believe our success is because of our people, so putting our talent above all else is our top priority.

Schonfeld strives to create an environment where our people can thrive. We foster a teamwork-oriented, collaborative environment where ideas at any level are encouraged and shared. The development and advancement of our talent is honed through interactions with each other, learning & educational offerings, and through opportunities to make impactful contributions.

At Schonfeld, we strive to cultivate a sense of belonging throughout all of our employees with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the forefront of this mission. As a firm we are committed to creating a hiring process which is not only fair, but also welcoming and supportive. On a daily basis, our employee’s welcome diversity across identity, thought, people and views which serves as the foundation of our culture and success. You can learn more about our DEI initiatives here - [Belonging @ Schonfeld.]( group/life/d53089e7-ba0e-4946-a70c-f47f0d548370/?viewAsMember=true)

Who we are ****

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors is a multi-manager platform that invests its capital with Internal and Partner portfolio managers, primarily on an exclusive or semi-exclusive basis, across four trading strategies; quantitative, fundamental equity, tactical trading and discretionary macro & fixed income. We have created a unique structure to provide global portfolio managers with autonomy, flexibility and support to best enable them to maximize the value of their businesses.

Over the last 30 years, Schonfeld has successfully capitalized on inefficiencies and opportunities within the markets. We have developed and invested heavily in proprietary technology, infrastructure and risk analytics and continue to capitalize on new opportunities. In 2021 we launched our newest strategy, discretionary macro & fixed income as part of the continual growth of Schonfeld’s investible universe. Our portfolio exposure has expanded across the Americas, Europe and Asia as well as multiple asset classes and products.

The base pay for this role is expected to be between $150,000 and $225,000. The expected base pay range is based on information at the time this post was generated. This role may also be eligible for other forms of compensation such as a performance bonus and a competitive benefits package. Actual compensation for the successful candidate will be determined based on a variety of factors such as skills, qualifications and experience.

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