Investment Quantitative Analyst

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Job Description

Duties: Will develop quantitative models that inform Allstate's asset and risk allocation decisions; develop value-adding tools to enhance risk and asset allocation processes; use quantitative techniques to forecast returns and risks for traditional asset classes and alternative investment strategies; partner with the Risk Management team to model, understand, and manage the risk in Allstate's investment portfolios; perform modeling and measurement of full range of investment risks, including interest rate, credit, equity, currency, counterparty, and liquidity; communicate model results and findings to the broader organization and to senior management; build and support surveillance tools, valuation models and perform quantitative research in different asset classes including fixed income and equity; partner with the Risk Management team for quantitative credit risk, market risk and private asset risk modeling and monitoring; perform modeling alternative assets, build default and transition forecasts and assist the credit risk team to build and interpret risk reports using Allstate's existing risk systems; oversee market and credit risk models; interact with key stakeholders from Credit Risk, Portfolio Management and Research to build knowledge to identify risk and return drivers, design and run periodic reports and/or models that provides analysis of these drivers; use big data techniques such as machine-learning, neural networks and deep learning to build models and processes to add value to investment processes; conduct research on volatility and correlation forecasting using various statistical and econometric techniques; and interface with asset managers and insurance clients to understand market risks and opportunities; Build and tune optimization models using optimizers such as CPLEX or GUROBI.

Job Qualifications

Requirements: Master's degree (or higher) in operations research, financial engineering, mathematics, or related field (willing to accept foreign education equivalent) plus three years' experience programming in Matlab, SQL and python in the financial markets, financial modeling, risk management, optimization, statistics and numerical methods, and quantitative investments research domains. Specific skills/other requirements (quantitative experience requirements not applicable to this section) - must have Demonstrated expertise (DE) designing and executing mixed-integer optimizations and finding optimal solutions for problems subject to constraints with optimization engines such as CPLEX or Gurobi; DE applying machine learning techniques such as logistic regression, decision trees and neural networks to build a statistical model based on observations and the ability to predict responses; DE in Statistics & Timeseries analysis: Multivariate Regressions, Hypothesis testing, GARCH models, ARMA models, Cointegration, and Random Variables & Distributions; DE performing Risk and Return analysis of portfolios and financial markets for multi-asset portfolios in global markets; Requires CFA completed or Level III CFA Candidate; experience may be gained in graduate program.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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