Director of Research

Title: Director of Research

  • Employer: Parametric – The Clifton Group
  • Website: http://www.thecliftongroup.com
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Job Description:

    Director of Research
    Department: Clifton – Portfolio Management

    General Description
    The Director of Research is responsible for formulating projects, leading analysis, and quantitative modeling which support Clifton’s investment offerings, new product development, and other research project requests.

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Construct data sets and perform quantitative analysis to support research, marketing, and product development projects
    • Create new investment products and develop prototypes
    • Publish research papers for broad distribution and publication in leading financial journals
    • Develop mathematical and statistical algorithms to support portfolio management
    • Work closely and collaborate with the investment team and other groups throughout the company
    • Present complex material to staff, clients, investment advisors, consultants, and at industry conferences

    Job Requirements
    PHD or Masters in Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics plus 10 years related work experience.

    Strong knowledge in:
    • Investment management industry
    • Statistics, portfolio theory, investments, and finance
    • Computer programming
    • Excel, Matlab, R, CPLEX, FactSet, Bloomberg, and/or statistical tools that allow for quantitative modeling and analysis
    • Quantitative modeling, optimization, simulation, derivatives, and portfolio construction

    Desired attributes:
    • Strong communication skills, including the ability to present complex material to staff, clients, investment advisors, consultants, and at industry conferences
    • The ability to work autonomously, as well as coordinate and manage research projects
    • Proven ability to multi-task
        
    Contact Info:
    Interested candidates should submit their resume online via the link below:
    https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=EATONVANCE&cws=1&rid=1340  


    Location:
    3600 Minnesota Drive, Suite 325
    Edina, MN 55435

    *Parametric is a Seattle-based investment management firm focused on the delivery of rules-based, risk-controlled investment strategies, including alpha-seeking equity, alternative and options strategies, as well as implementation services including customized equity, traditional overlay and centralized portfolio management. Parametric is a majority-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance with investment centers in Seattle, WA, Minneapolis, MN and Westport, CT.

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