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Quantitative Trading Strategist

MFS Investment Management
Boston, USA
Closing date
Jun 10, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

What you will be responsible for: Basic Purpose: The Quantitative Trading Strategist will assess trade execution quality across asset classes and globally, and work with the investment team to assess best execution and form actionable insights into how to improve trading. The Quantitative Trading Strategist will work to expand the existing analytics suite in order to facilitate additional quantitative studies and will work to improve the accessibility of actionable insights. Additionally, the Quantitative Trading Strategist will engage externally with vendors and counterparties to understand the market micro-structure context in which we operate, educate teams internally on their collective efforts and provide transparency to clients, the board and others around our best execution process. Principal Responsibilities:
  • Conduct execution research and analysis globally, across asset classes.
  • Proactively and independently develop quantitative analyses and tools to support and enhance the execution of trading ideas.
  • Provide regular and ad hoc reporting for this analysis.
  • Find and action opportunities for automation in analysis production.
  • Collaborate with a variety of participants in the trading cycle, including PMs, traders, brokers, technologists, other trading analysts and third party providers.
  • Consult with PMs and traders on how to improve execution quality.
  • Improve the availability and quality of internal and external data and analysis.
  • Help maintain and manage third party post-trade execution analytic and vendor relationships.
  • Participate in the firm's assessment of Best Execution.
  • Additional responsibilities may extend beyond trading cost analysis.

Job Requirements:
  • Master's degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as finance, statistics, or data science.
  • Minimum of three to five years of trading, transaction cost analysis or related experience.
  • Thorough understanding of quantitative financial and statistical concepts.
  • Experience with Python or other programming languages
  • Experience working with large data sets, structured and unstructured
  • Equity and fixed income quantitative background, market structure knowledge, plus experience with trading processes and/or transaction cost analysis (TCA).
  • Ability to work independently and proactively generate project ideas.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Some international travel.


What we offer:
  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs

MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting .

This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless MFS approves an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission of an exemption request does not guarantee that an exemption will be approved or that the request can be accommodated.
If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the EEO is the Law document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision , linked for your reference.

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