Portfolio Strategist - CIO Office Portfolio Strategist - CIO Office …

Point72 Asset Management
in New York, NY, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Feb 20
Point72 Asset Management
in New York, NY, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Feb 20
Portfolio Strategist - CIO Office
Experienced Professionals

New York | Stamford

Systematic Investing | Risk Management


Point72 is seeking a Portfolio Strategist to join its Portfolio Construction and Analytics (PCA) team within the CIO office.
The PCA team plays a vital role in the Discretionary Long/Short Equity business at the firm. Portfolio Strategists build collaborative relationships with portfolio managers, develop a deep understanding of each portfolio manager's investment approach, and use that comprehension to offer tailored, data-driven insights to portfolio managers and the firm's senior leadership. These insights help portfolio managers improve their portfolio construction and performance and help senior leadership improve their capital allocation decisions.
The ideal candidate is smart, collaborative, articulate, and creative with strong quantitative and technical skills, expert knowledge of equities, and an ability to confidently communicate actionable recommendations to seasoned portfolio managers and C-level executives.

  • Build strong relationships and continually engage with portfolio managers to discuss and understand their businesses and investment approaches
  • Formulate expectations for each portfolio manager's unique risk and performance profile and proactively identify deviations from those expectations
  • Investigate portfolios and strategies to develop data-driven, in-depth comprehension of L/S investment processes, risk profiles, portfolio construction, and investor behavior
  • Conduct innovative and scientific research to identify and model macro and fundamental drivers of performance and risks
  • Develop analytics, quantitative tools, and an analytical framework to attribute performance, monitor risks, and evaluate portfolio construction
  • Identify and manage new datasets that support investment decisions and risk management processes
  • Deliver research findings and make recommendations to portfolio managers and senior leadership
  • Act as a collaborator and thought leader with various teams within the firm to create a holistic comprehension of the investment strategies and teams
  • Manage Quantitative Analysts responsible for analyzing data and researching and developing quantitative tools and techniques
Many of the above tasks will require analyzing or directing the analysis of large structured and unstructured datasets, such as internal position and performance data, risk model data, fundamental data, and sentiment data, as well as running simulations and backtests.

Desirable Candidates
  • Masters or PhD in a quantitative discipline with strong technical, quantitative, and communication skills
  • Strong background in statistics/math/econometrics
  • Strong hands-on technical/quant skills with high level of proficiency in Python and SQL
  • High-energy personality and the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • High degree of drive and focus on delivery of results - must be a self-starter
  • Ability to recognize and seize opportunities
  • Depth of skills enabling him/her to perform ad hoc and other special studies
  • Strong communications skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely to senior management and fundamental portfolio managers
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player, with the ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff and to thrive in a team-oriented environment
  • A commitment to the highest ethical standards and to act with professionalism and integrity
Point72 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Point72 is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. Point72 complies with applicable, local, state and federal laws on the subject of equal employment opportunity.