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Quantitative Analyst (Hybrid)

Concord, California
Job Type
22 Sep 2022
Job Description:

AssetMark is a leading strategic provider of innovative investment and consulting solutions serving independent financial advisors. We provide investment, relationship and practice management solutions that advisors use in helping clients achieve wealth, independence and purpose.

The Job/What You'll Do:

The responsibilities of the position are to take a lead analytical role in developing and maintaining quantitative models to help drive investment decisions within the Investment Strategies group at AssetMark. This will include development of implementable investment strategies, risk models and portfolio constructions tools for use in a systematic process that can be used for consistent and scalable investment decisions.

We can consider candidates for this position who are able to accommodate a hybrid work schedule and are close to our office located in either Concord, CA or Encino, CA.

  • Under limited supervision the position will undertake specified tasks, performing some or all of the following:
    • Research and develop implementable investment strategies to deliver consistent out performance for tactical, outcome oriented and strategic solutions
    • Collaborate with the portfolio management team to research and develop multi-asset portfolio construction and optimization models
    • Lead the development/selection, deployment and maintenance of multi-asset factor risk model for portfolio optimization, risk and return attribution
    • Collaborate with the investment strategies group for designing, developing and maintaining models, dashboards, reports and other collaterals for investment and risk committees
    • Assist with ad-hoc quantitative projects to update and improve the investment decision making and evaluation process
    • The above description covers the most significant duties required. Other work assignments will be assigned as needed and will be in conformity with the general purpose above

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strong working knowledge and experience with programming languages and databases, such as Python, R, Matlab, SQL, MongoDB
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in order to communicate effectively with peers and strong interpersonal skills in order to work in a collegial environment
  • Attention to detail and thorough working practices with the ability to apply quantitative methods into investment decision-making theory to reach informed and logical decisions
  • Initiative and proactive approach, including the ability to recognize when and how to apply criteria guidelines, some of which are defined in very specific terms and some of which are more general
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities to a timely and successful conclusion while adhering to deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal support to investigate and resolve issues, perform analysis, and document results
  • Flexibility and constructive attitude toward change

Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree from a fully accredited 4-year college or university, preferable majors in financial engineering, applied mathematics, statistics, engineering, physics, or other quantitative fields. (Master or PhD qualification a plus)
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in quantitative modeling and backtesting - experience within financial services preferred (understanding of investments, portfolio construction techniques and risk management desired)
  • Experience with equity risk factor models like Barra, Northfield or Bloomberg. Experience with multi-asset models is a plus
  • Experience with investment management tools like Bloomberg, FactSet, Morningstar Direct is a plus

Who We Are & What We Offer:

AssetMark's mission is centered around helping financial advisors make a difference in the lives of their clients. To help them do that, we aim to provide advisors with holistic support. We offer compelling technology that facilitates a better client experience, consulting services that ensure advisors' businesses are running at their best and a comprehensive suite of investment solutions. AssetMark's platform empowers advisors to provide the highest level of service possible to their clients.

AssetMark's culture is driven by our mission and connected by our values; Heart, Integrity, Excellence and Respect. You will join a team that lives these values every day by doing the best and what is right in all we do and encouraging different ideas for continual success and innovation. Additionally, we offer a wide range of benefits to meet the needs of our team members and their families.
  • Flex Time Off or Paid Time/Sick Time Off
  • 401K - 6% Employer Match
  • Medical, Dental, Vision - HDHP or PPO
  • HSA - Employer contribution (HDHP only)
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Career Development / Recognition
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • Hybrid Work Schedule

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, AssetMark is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.
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  • Job Reference: 718905233-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: AssetMark, Inc.
  • Location: Concord, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Permanent