Quantitative Analyst - CIO Office Quantitative Analyst - CIO Office …

Point72 Asset Management
in New York, NY, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Feb 20
Point72 Asset Management
in New York, NY, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Feb 20
Quantitative Analyst - CIO Office
Experienced Professionals

New York | Stamford

Systematic Investing | Risk Management


Point72 is seeking a Quantitative Analyst to join its Portfolio Construction and Analysis (PCA) team within the CIO office.
The PCA team plays a vital role in the Equity L/S business at the firm, collaborating with investment teams to improve net revenue and risk adjusted returns. Quantitative Analysts perform research and build analytics to identify opportunities to improve investment process, risk management, and portfolio construction.
The ideal candidate is a smart, articulate, and creative problem solver with strong quantitative and technical skills and well-versed in equities. Experience in investment research is a plus.

  • 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 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 L/S PMs and senior management

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

Desirable Candidates
  • Masters or PhD in a quantitative or engineering discipline with strong technical, quantitative, and communication skills
  • 3+ years of experience in a quantitative research or risk management capacity covering equities investing
  • Strong background in Statistics/Math/Econometrics
  • Strong technical skills with high level of proficiency in Python and SQL
  • Ability to manipulate and synthesize large data sets
  • High-energy personality and the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • High degree of drive - 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
  • Ability to work cooperatively 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.