Specialized Consultant Expert

Location
New York, NY

Job Type
Contract Full-Time

Pay Rate
$81.49

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support existing quantitative data team in the following areas:
• Assisting with development, programming, documentation, maintenance, production and improvement of the functions, models (fundamental and quantitative), spreadsheets, indicators and charts used by PMs and analysts for identifying attractive asset classes, markets, sectors, industries and themes (with a top-down focus rather than on security selection).
• Helping to maintain, organize, and expand existing 3rd party and proprietary financial and economic databases, including development of data loaders, locating new sources of data as well as individual data series, and developing and maintaining conventions and processes for data objects.
• Manage development and process workflow with respect to the GMA research platform
• Maintain and improve the team’s internal website used for research distribution and retrieval.
• Expanding the teams security / factor data set and performing related analysis and research.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Demonstrated ability to problem solve independently, exceptional organizational skills, and a detail-oriented approach
• Degree focus in Computer Science or Financial Mathematics, with some Statistics/modeling or Economics/Finance background; CFA program participation a plus
• High level of computer literacy on Microsoft Windows platforms required, as well as Linux experience. including excellent MS Excel skills and ability to program in a script language (VBA/C#, C++, Python, Javascript/HTML/CSS, etc) and experience with relational databases (Sybase/SQL)
• Familiarity with financial data providers (Thomson Datastream, Haver, FactSet, etc.)
• Prior experience with The firms IT infrastructure a plus
• Familiarity with statistical software (Matlab, R, Splus, etc) a plus
• Exposure to or experience in factor / style investing a plus

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