• Analyst, Risk & Portfolio Analysis

    Locations US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Risk & Portfolio Analysis
  • Overview

    ABOUT THE FIRM
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    NY/London based alternative asset manager seeking a Quantitative professional to join the Risk and Portfolio Analysis (RAPA) team.  This group provides world class portfolio and risk analysis to the senior investment team.  The group is front office focused and critical to the investment team, closely involved with day-to-day portfolio discussions focusing on portfolio analysis; including portfolio construction, sizing, portfolio risk and market risk.

     

    ABOUT THE ROLE
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    The role is within a small team of seasoned risk professionals and reports to the Deputy Chief Risk Officer.  The successful candidate will take on significant responsibility and ownership upon joining —using a variety of quantitative measures to monitor, validate and interpret risk and statistical data.  The RAPA team collaborates with investment professionals and technologists throughout the firm.  You will spend your time producing reliable projections using specific variables to support the investment decision making process.  This is an exciting opportunity to build your skill set in risk management within financial markets using the latest methods, learning from experienced professionals and contributing to the overall portfolio management process. 

     

    ABOUT THE TEAM
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    You will work with a team of highly skilled individuals in a fast-paced environment leveraging rigorous academic training in math, statistics and econometrics.  We enjoy collaborating with each other and consistently explore new methods of analysis putting a high value on professionals who are open to learning new things, regardless of pre-existing comfort zones.  Upon taking ownership and generating results, we are rewarded with interesting challenges, entrepreneurial undertakings and endless opportunities to learn and develop.

    Responsibilities

    • Assess and report potential risk exposures to market indices and factors.
    • Use a variety of quantitative measures to monitor, validate and interpret risk/statistical data.
    • Work with the team to creatively construct scenario analysis related to strategy risk, geopolitical risk and historical events risk.
    • Liaise and effectively communicate between Portfolio Managers, Execution Traders and Software Developers.
    • Prepare standardized and ad hoc reports for prospective/current investors.
    • Build related quantitative and portfolio analysis tools.

    Qualifications

    • 0 - 4 years of relevant experience.
    • Must demonstrate excellent knowledge on data analysis and have an interest in learning portfolio and risk analysis related topics.
    • Must be strong at Python (preferred) or Matlab.
    • Experience using database or econometrics is a plus.
    • Proven ability to effectively communicate daily with Portfolio Managers, Strategists, Economists and Execution Traders.
    • Entrepreneurial, analytical, proactive, highly detail-sensitive team player.
    • Ability to maintain composure, exercise discretion, and make sound professional judgments in a fast-paced environment.   

    EDUCATION

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    • Master’s Degree required in related mathematical, financial, scientific or econometrics field

    YOU WILL SUCCEED IN THIS ROLE, IF YOU ARE:

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    • Eager to learn about the financial markets and curious about big picture portfolio & risk management
    • Results-oriented
    • Appetite for being constantly challenged
    • Open to having your ideas challenged with an affinity for questioning the status quo
    • Self-motivated and able to adapt easily to changing situations and priorities
    • Excited to be accountable to make meaningful contributions with your work
    • Comfortable voicing opinions and receiving feedback within a highly collaborative, team oriented culture

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