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Quant Equity Strategist, Assistant Vice President

State Street Corporation
Boston, USA
Closing date
Oct 26, 2022

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are looking for
The candidate will have the opportunity to join global research team with the immediate opportunity to contribute to research analysis, production, and client engagement Although the team is multi-asset, the focus of this role will be on global equity strategy research primarily focusing on stock level recommendations using quantitative stock screening. The successful applicant will have 3-5 years working on either a buyside or sell side research role, and a strong foundation and understanding of the quantitate stock selection techniques and factor investing. Guided by a team of senior strategists, the candidate should have the desire and capacity to compile and distill inputs from vast information sets and complex relationships into a clear and focused investment thesis combining fundamental, quantitative, and proprietary indicators into their analysis. Successful candidate will have an opportunity to work / collaborate with award winning academics and industry practitioners as well as present their work at industry conferences. Candidate will attend and present strategy content meetings with both internal stakeholders and external clients, including the world's leading institutional investors, hedge funds and sovereign institutions.

Why this role is important to us
The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Markets (SSGM). When owners and managers of institutional assets need research, trading, securities lending and innovative portfolio strategies, they turn to SSGM business unit. As our investment research and trading arm, SSGM's number one goal is to enhance and preserve our clients' portfolio values by applying technology, optimizing trading, and linking asset classes and markets across the world.
Join us if making your mark in the capital markets industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for
As Quant Equity Strategist you will , AVP
  • Thorough understanding of the equity investment process with a focus on quantitative analysis
  • Maintain, study and analyse stock level fundamental and price performance data sets, primarily using Python / R / Matlab
  • Integrate proprietary indicators into the database
  • Screen the database for market signals and write reports discussing factor trends
  • Able to articulate issues and explain themselves to both quantitative and discretionary sales / clients
  • Contribute to broader team discussion around market environment and investment trends
  • Demonstrate the Risk Excellence culture of State Street in your behaviour and ensure that the highest level of the code of conduct is displayed in your own staff and behaviour.

What we value
Analytical - Ability to assimilate and analyse complex market data and present one's own ideas in written and presentation form, as well as to support the work of senior strategists. The need to work to tight deadlines will be required. Familiarity with investment analysis, database management, valuation and factor investing are essential. Understanding of broader macro investing / asset allocation is desirable.
Follow thought leadership research in the field.
Communication - Solid verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills, required
Technical - extensive experience with Python, Excel and PowerPoint required. Comfort with Bloomberg, BQL, and DataStream is preferred
Ability to:
  • Author bespoke research reports on a range of investment topics
  • Create and deliver exceptional presentations to clients,
  • Build and test new applications of data including State Street's proprietary indicators
  • Proactively monitor trends in research
  • Contribute robust code and templates to team repository;
  • collaborate on joint research with other teams within strategy group
  • Research code base for investment model development
  • Develop and test quantitative research hypotheses with a focus on practical implementation
  • Backtest systematic investment strategies
  • Think outside the box and solve client challenges while clearly presenting solutions
  • Manage multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining strict attention to detail

Education & Preferred Qualifications
Bachelors Degree, concentration in Economics, Finance, or Statistics/Data Science with application experience in the investment field.
Series 7&63 registration or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
3-5 years' experience in financial markets working on equity investment / quant team. Candidates from both buy- and sell-side institutions will be considered.

About State Street
What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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