Intermediate Quantitative Analyst - Risk and Return

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Job Description

Allstate Investments manages close to $80 Billion of assets across portfolios for three major clients for Allstate to meet their investment objectives. The business model provides the foundation for daily decision-making and portfolio management. Allstate Investments strives to provide sustainable, competitive, risk-adjusted investment returns and investment-related services for the benefit of the Allstate Corporation. The size of the investment group exceeds 300 individuals across a variety of investment disciplines including taxable and tax-exempt fixed income, equities, private and alternative securities and commercial mortgages as well as accounting, finance and technology. Investment performance for our portfolios has consistently provided excess returns for our customers and we attribute that success in large part to the quality of our people. We recognize that our employees are our ultimate advantage and we seek to attract and retain highly qualified individuals with strong academic backgrounds, a deep interest in investments and a desire to be challenged.

Job Scope

This role is responsible for performing quantitative analysis and research within the Risk and Return group of Allstate Investments. Areas of primary focus will include asset allocation, factor investing and econometric modeling. The role will assist with asset allocation research, development of quantitatively oriented investment strategies and portfolio optimization.

Responsibilities

  • Research and develop models for asset valuation and return forecasting
  • Assist senior quantitative analyst with development and back testing of quantitatively oriented investment strategies
  • Research, construct and track performance of alternative risk premia based portfolios
  • Maintain and enhance optimization models and assist with strategic and intermediate horizon asset allocation

Experience

  • 3+ year experience with quantitative investment research or a PhD in Econometrics or Advanced Mathematics
  • 2-3 years of experience in multi-asset investing preferred
  • Experience with machine learning techniques a plus
  • Desired credentials include experience in statistical analysis and modeling, especially modeling of time series data and back testing of investment strategies

Job Qualifications

Skills Required

  • Solid understanding of financial markets, statistics and econometric analysis
  • Good understanding of factor investing, asset valuation and portfolio construction
  • Strong computer skills and programming experience in Matlab, SQL and VBA, C++ experience a plus
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Education/Training Requirements

Post graduate degree in Econometrics, Quantitative Finance; PhD preferred; CFA a plus

The successful candidate will be a change leader and manager. This individual must also have the following personal and professional attributes which are consistent with the Company's stated values:

  • A proven leader, whose professional management style inspires, motivates and energizes superiors, subordinates and peers.
  • Thrive on change and continuous improvement;
  • Self starter who is able to work independently
  • Demonstrate and foster a sense of urgency, strong commitment, and accountability while making sound decisions and achieving goals;
  • Focus on exceptional customer service and drive innovation to create an atmosphere that supports new ideas and initiative;
  • Strive for effective communication that results in teamwork, shared knowledge, and ideas;
  • Contribute to the creation of a work environment where people from diverse cultures and backgrounds work together effectively;
  • Be of unquestionable integrity, ethical and moral character;
  • Deal effectively with ambiguity, change, and adapt appropriately to a range of situations;
  • Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning and personal development.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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