Quantitative Equity Analyst

Vanguard, one of the world's largest investment management companies and a recognized employer of choice, seeks an Equity Analyst to support Senior Analysts with equity investment analysis and quantitative modeling for the Quantitative Equity Group / Active Equity Investment Group.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works under the direction of Senior Quantitative Equity Analysts (SQEA) to acquire and analyze data for use in equity research projects.
  • Understands and develops time-series and cross-section methods to evaluate financial data and investment models.
  • Extracts and validates historical financial data with other private and public sources to ensure data accuracy and quality.
  • Assist SQEAs in building quantitative equity models and enhancing existing models.
  • Develops scripts using MarketQA, Matlab and SQL to support equity research initiatives.
  • Analyzes ongoing research through backtesting investment strategies and portfolio simulations.
  • Presents analysis and research results to SQEAs and senior research team.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Mathematics, Statistics, etc.
  • CFA designation (or progress towards) strongly preferred.
  • Minimum three years general work experience and one year industry experience.
  • A solid understanding of quantitative analysis with some statistical knowledge.
  • Ability to understand financial statements and investment terminology.
  • General programming experience, financial or mathematical programming is preferred.
  • Attention to detail required.

Special Factors

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.


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