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ArrowStreet Capital: Research Associate


Join investment research team, support coding new ideas into signals, testing them, and producing return and risk forecasts to drive trading decisions.



ArrowStreet Capital Company: ArrowStreet Capital
Location: Boston, MA
Web: www.arrowstreetcapital.com


COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
Arrowstreet Capital, Limited Partnership is a Boston based firm that provides global and international equity investment strategies to institutional investors such as pension plans, endowments, foundations, and sub-advisors. The firm manages over $50 Billion and has relationships with more than 112 clients located in North America, Europe and Australia. Arrowstreet Capital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit us at www.arrowstreetcapital.com.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Our research group is a collaborative, intellectually rigorous team responsible for coming up with investment ideas, codifying those ideas into signals, back-testing the signals, and producing return and risk forecasts based on the signals to drive trading decisions. We are looking for a new data analyst to join our research team. Responsibilities typically grow in line with experience and abilities.

Typical responsibilities will include:
  • Merging, structuring, and analyzing large amounts of data from various sources
  • Assessing quality of historical panel data; diagnosing deficiencies and prescribing fixes
  • Working with developers to design feeds for new data sources from third-party vendors
  • Participating in data architecture decision making to support research analytics platform
  • Performing ad-hoc exploratory statistics and analysis on research data sets
  • Writing and maintaining code that supports the investment research process

 
QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will have:
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree from a top educational institution in a technical field, such as applied mathematics, economics, engineering or computer science
  • Demonstrated professional or academic success (recent graduates are encouraged to apply)
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills
  • Expert programming skills
  • 2+ years of experience with object-oriented programming in a language such as C#, C++, Java, or Python
  • 2+ years of experience with a statistical computing environment such as Stata, R, or SAS
  • Understanding of probability, statistics, linear regression, and time-series analysis
  • Interest in financial markets
  • Great communication skills
  • Familiarity with large stock market data sets is helpful
  • Experience with SQL, .NET, or data visualization is a plus

 
We offer interesting projects and competitive compensation in a collegial yet high achieving environment in a growing firm with many future opportunities. If you enjoy a hands-on, fast-paced environment and want to become an integral part of a growing company, you will find Arrowstreet to be a richly rewarding experience!

_Contact_:
Please submit a resume, a cover letter detailing your short and long-term career goals as well as any salary requirements, and copies of transcripts (all levels) to recruiter@arrowstreetcapital.com. No telephone calls please.

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