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Date live: Sep. 21, 2023

Business Area: Barclays International

Area of Expertise: Research

Reference Code: 90376920

Contract: Permanent

Salary / Rate USD 155000 to 225000

Research Analyst Quantitative Portfolio Strategist
New York

This role is regulated by FINRA.

As a Barclays Research Analyst Quantitative Portfolio Strategist, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a unique quantitative research team that has stayed together on Wall Street for over 20 years with minimal turnover. The group advises the largest institutional investors around the globe on quantitative aspects of portfolio management across all asset classes on a one-on-one basis. The team analysts frequently publish in leading industry journals. You will work on various custom projects to help support our clients. 

Salary / Rate Minimum: 155,000
Salary / Rate Maximum: 225,000

The minimum and maximum salary/rate information above include only base salary or base hourly rate. It does not include any another type of compensation or benefits that may be available.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality, and innovation behind us. We've helped millions of individuals and businesses thrive, creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted. An important and growing presence in the USA, we offer careers providing endless opportunity.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home.  We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

What will you be doing?

•    Being involved in developing quantitative signals, asset allocation models, cross-asset valuation, hedging and portfolio construction
•    Conducting empirical analysis using both market data and non-traditional data sources and innovative techniques
•    Being responsible for conducting active research to support the team
•    Taking part in publishing (including in academic journals)
•    Marketing the research to our clients 
•    Collaborating and interacting with sales, trading desks, and other research groups

What we’re looking for:

•    PhD in Finance, Economics, or a related quantitative field is required and one to three years of experience is a plus but not required (new PhD grads will be considered)
•    Solid quantitative skills (linear algebra, statistics, econometrics including time-series analysis and cross-sectional techniques) is essential 
•    Self-sufficiency in one or more programming environments (SAS and Python) and prior Empirical finance research experience (including research done during PhD) is essential
•    Fantastic verbal and written communicator who enjoys collaborating with others with exemplary interpersonal skills

Skills that will help you in the role:

•    This role requires FINRA licensing: SIE, Series 86, Series 87, Series 7, Series 63. However, if you are not registered, we will offer sponsorship that will allow you to achieve this
•    Familiarity with standard financial markets and databases such as Compustat, CRSP, and Factset is a plus
•    Experience in developing issuer selection and/or sector timing models is preferred
•    Knowledge of machine learning and textual analysis techniques is a plus

Where will you be working?

You will be working at our Americas Headquarters at 745 Seventh Avenue. This 32-story office tower is located in Times Square in the heart of Manhattan and features a cafeteria, fitness center and state-of-the-art LED signage on the facade of the building.



USD 155000 to 225000

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