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Research Associate

AQR Capital Management
Research Associate
Connecticut, US
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Job Description

**About AQR Capital Management **

AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver superior, long-term results for our clients by seeking to filter out market noise to identify and isolate what matters most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. Underpinning this philosophy is an unrelenting commitment to excellence in technology — powering our insights and analysis. This unique combination has made us leaders in alternative and traditional strategies since 1998.

AQR takes a systematic, research-driven approach, applying quantitative tools to process fundamental information and manage risk. Our clients include institutional investors, such as pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, as well as financial advisors.

Your Role:

  • Analyze and convey investment strategies related to individual equities and equity-related securities to clients and prospects.
  • Prepare client-ready written responses to investment questions spanning a variety of topics, including investment philosophy, investment process, performance and performance drivers, and portfolio characteristics.
  • Prepare marketing and review materials detailing investment strategies, due diligence questionnaires, and quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Complete requests for proposals and run relevant analyses.
  • Analyze portfolio exposures and performance using existing tools and contribute to the development of new monitoring tools.
  • Conduct custom portfolio analysis to address questions from clients and senior investment professionals.
  • Present portfolio analysis results to product and portfolio teams.
  • Conduct competitive financial analyses across strategies and client segments, including performance returns, correlations, regressions, and other financial analyses.
  • Provide financial analysis for existing clients regarding performance returns; performance attribution, including by themes, industries, and/or countries; rationale, risk, and capital exposure.
  • Contribute to presentations and white papers on a broad spectrum of topics, including specific products, quantitative concepts, and market environment.
  • Utilize equity trading strategies.
  • Perform quantitative modeling.
  • Utilize statistics concepts.
  • Utilize econometrics concepts.
  • Perform portfolio analysis, including performance returns, correlations, regressions, and attributions.
  • Perform analyses in MS Excel.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Mathematics, Economics, or a related field of study plus two (2) years of experience with:
    • Equity trading strategies;
    • Quantitative modeling;
    • Statistics concepts;
    • Econometrics concepts;
    • Portfolio analysis, including performance returns, correlations, regressions, and attributions;
    • Portfolio construction techniques; and,
    • Performing analyses in MS Excel.

The salary range for this role is $135,000.00-$155,000.00/year. AQR offers generous benefits: 100% paid Medical, Dental and Vision coverage. Some of the perks at AQR include a monthly cell phone reimbursement; a daily lunch allowance for those in the office; free breakfast, snacks and drinks in our kitchens; commuter benefits; and employee referral program.

AQR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/VET/DISABILITY.

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