Investment Analyst

Employer
Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (PRIM)
Location
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Salary
competitive
Posted
07 Jun 2018
Closes
07 Jul 2018
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Investment Analyst
Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (PRIM)
Boston, MA

General Description

The $71 billion Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (PRIM) is seeking an Investment Analyst. Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Investment Analyst will be a key member of the Portfolio Completion Strategies team. The position requires an analytical self-starter with strong research and communication skills. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Utilize systematic tools to monitor and analyze portfolio risk and performance
  • Evaluate fund manager skill using both a quantitative framework and qualitative analysis
  • Develop and maintain quantitative factor toolbox
  • Support research initiatives as needed, including providing thorough analysis, clear presentation and necessary documentation of relevant information
  • Stay abreast of both commercial and academic research in a broad fieldof investment topics (economics, alpha strategies, risk estimation,portfolio construction, etc.)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in capital markets research/investing
  • Knowledge of multi-asset classes and modern portfolio theories
  • Factor investing-related knowledge/experience strongly preferred
  • Self-starter with curiosity about all aspects of investment management
  • Ability to comprehend, synthesize, evaluate and clearly communicate complex financial concepts and solutions   
  • Competent practitioner of econometrics and quantitative finance techniques
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to interact effectively with various stakeholders in and out of the organization
  • Programming experience in one of the following languages: Matlab, R, VBA or Python
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time

It is the policy of Pension Reserves Management Board to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, military status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or gender unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification.