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Senior Quantitative Analyst - Equities

Senior Quantitative Analyst - Equities
New York, US
200,000 - 300,000
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Job Description

Point72 Asset Management is seeking a Senior Quantitative Analyst to join its Risk Management & Quantitative Research team.

The RQR team plays a vital role in the Firm’s investment process, building a deeply rooted culture of efficient risk management and factful performance attribution. Quantitative Analysts perform research to identify opportunities for improved risk management, investment behavior, and portfolio construction, with the goal of helping the firm deliver superior risk-adjusted performance. The paramount mission of the team is to protect the Firm from improper levels of exposure and ensure that risk-taking is always efficient and deliberate.

The ideal candidate is a creative problem solver who can articulate one’s ideas effectively to a diverse audience in a fast-paced environment. Experience in quantitative investment research is a plus. At this moment, we are specifically looking for a candidate who is well-versed in equities.

Point72 is a global asset management firm led by Steven Cohen that uses Discretionary Long/Short, Macro, and Systematic strategies to invest in eight offices across the globe. We look for people who want to build a career with us – people who want to innovate, experiment, and be the best at what they do – while adhering to the highest ethical standards.

THE QUANTITATIVE ANALYST WILL:Investigate a portfolio or a strategy to understand the drivers of performance and develop a report that summarizes the risk profile and facilitate efficient risk management as well as improved understanding of portfolio construction and investment behavior.

  • Drive improvements in stress testing, Value at Risk and various limit framework around concentration and liquidity.
  • Evaluate external-vendor risk models to adapt and improve them (for example, developing and adding custom factors to those models) and oversee the deployment of the models.
  • Conduct research to develop innovative risk management approaches, tools and analytics to help improve performance and better manage risk and deliver those research findings to senior management
  • Work with developers on the specification, design and development of risk management and performance attribution infrastructure

Most of the above tasks will require analyzing large structured and unstructured data sets such as internal trade data, risk model data, fundamental data, and sentiment data and running simulations and back-tests.

  • WE SEEK CANDIDATES WITH:Three or more years of experience in a quantitative research or risk management capacity covering equities investing. 

  • Strong background in statistics, math, and econometrics

  • Ability to manipulate and synthesize large data sets

  • High level of proficiency in SQL and quantitative programming (Python, MATLAB, R)

  • Intellectual curiosity and depth of skills enabling him/her to perform ad-hoc tasks and special projects.

  • High-energy and relentless personality with a desire to proactively ideate opportunities and the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and “emotional intelligence” – we seek a demonstrated ability to build relationships both internally and externally

  • Strong communications skills – an ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex ideas to senior management and portfolio managers is critical

  • A commitment to the highest ethical standards and to act with professionalism and integrity

The annual base salary range is $200000.00-$300000.00 (USD) . Actual compensation offered to candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level among other things. Details about eligibility for bonus compensation (if applicable) will be finalized at the time of offer.

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