Senior Research Analyst IQS

  • Invesco
  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 11/02/2020
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

Join our team

As one of the world’s leading asset managers, we are solely dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life. Our passion for continually searching for ways to improve that experience is second to none and we’re looking for people to join us who thrive on that challenge.
Job Purpose (Job Summary):
Invesco Quantitative Strategies (IQS) today manages around 33bn USD of equity and multi-asset strategies including liquid alternatives, low volatility, enhanced indexation and balanced solutions. The team is based in Boston, Frankfurt, Melbourne, New York and Tokyo. The global Research Team comprises ~20 research analysts who are dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quantitative models that drive our investment process. In these efforts, IQS is constantly bridging theory and practice, keeping strong ties with the academic community. In addition to our work in research and development of the forecast models, we also design and build the technical platform to manage the portfolios of our clients. IQS employ state of the art analytical methods and financial models including Deep (Machine) Learning/Artificial Intelligence algorithms to continuously improve our forecasts. The successful candidate will be an integral part of our global Research Team: • Work on innovative research projects, targeted at the enhancement and evolution of our proprietary multi-factor return, risk and transaction cost models • Research areas include factor research, optimization, portfolio construction and trading • Development of new investment products • Investigate new data sources including alternative data for augmenting investment strategies and products.
Work Experience / Knowledge:

  • Excellent working knowledge of econometrics and statistics including time-series analysis
  • Experience with financial databases such as Compustat, Worldscope, IBES, IDC, Axioma, etc.
  • Highly proficient in quantitative security analysis and accounting concepts
  • Strong programming skills in high-level languages, R preferable.
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills

Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required:

  • Have a passion for quantitative investment management
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within the broader research team
  • Strong demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Be self-motivated and hard working

Formal Education: (minimum requirement to perform job duties)

  • The successful candidate will hold Advanced degree in a quantitative field with demonstrated academic excellence including high GPAs and standardized test scores
  • 5-10 years’ work experience in quantitative research within the Financial Services Industry, preferably investment management

Work in a way that works for you

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone. As part of Invesco’s commitment to ensuring our teams have the broad range of experiences and backgrounds required to promote diversity of thought, and to maintaining a positive, engaging work environment, we champion smart working.

  • Working remotely from home or any other work location for 1 or 2 days per week
  • Working some flexible hours - flexing your start/finish time to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive

Please feel free to discuss flexible working options with us.

The Good Stuff

We have an outstanding benefits package, which includes:

  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Company-provided healthcare
  • 26 days’ annual leave + bank holidays
  • Generous pension provisions
  • Income protection
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Volunteering days
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Life insurance

Our Commitment to the Community, the Environment and Responsible Investing

We partner with charitable organisations globally to make an impact in the communities where we live and work. Our people are encouraged to support the charities they feel most passionate about and are offered two days’ volunteering leave annually.

We are committed to adopting and implementing responsible investment principles and practices that uphold our fiduciary responsibility to our clients, as well as being good stewards of the environment.

Invesco is committed to environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. We serve our clients in this space as a trusted partner both on specific responsible investment product strategies as well as part of our commitment to deliver a superior investment experience.

Join Us

Our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting our colleagues both personally and professionally. We foster an environment where all our people feel valued and can be themselves. If you're looking for challenging work, smart colleagues, and a global employer with a social conscience, we invite you to explore your potential with us.

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