Title: Research Associate - Global Quantitative Research
Research Associate - Global Quantitative Research Citi is a respected global leader in investment research, with more than 300 analysts who follow more than 2,800 companies in dozens of industry groups and with securities trading in over 50 countries. Citi's equity quantitative research group is one of the most established in the industry, both regionally and globally. Our clients include leading institutional investors and high net worth individuals and we provide these clients with value-added, independent, insightful and actionable investment advice.
The successful candidate will join Citi's Global Research Center in Buffalo, NY and work directly with the Global Quantitative Research team. This team forms part of the Global Strategy & Macro Analysis Group, which includes over a 100 regional and global strategists involved in equity strategy, credit strategy, quantitative strategy (bonds and equities), economic and market analysis, macro strategy (including interest rates, forex and commodities) and derivatives strategy.
The Global Quantitative Research team consists of three teams centered in New York, London and Singapore. The team''s research focus is to provide solutions to institutional equity investment problems by using the latest quantitative techniques of Finance and Economics. The Global Research Center (GRC) of Citi Research in Buffalo is a full research office working with equities research, fixed income research and the Market Quants team. It also handles various critical functions such as Research Distribution, Global Data Services and Risk Management.
Description: The role is to provide quantitative and database support for the Global Quantitative Research team. Key responsibilities include:
. Development and maintenance of databases
. Maintenance of quantitative models
. Maintaining and developing marketing material
. Assist senior analysts in the production of new and periodic research papers/documents
. Other ad hoc tasks or projects
. Programming and database management are key parts of this position
. Relevant Finance industry knowledge
. Strong quantitative background with exceptional analytical detail
. Bachelors or graduate degree in a technical field such as computer science, statistics, engineering, and mathematics.
. It is essential that the candidate have experience and knowledge in database management
. It is essential that the candidate is proficient in C and VBA programming.
. It is a plus that the candidate has strong programming skills in a statistical package such as SPlus, R, Matlab or other script based languages
. Excellent verbal and written skills including research report writing is highly desirable
. Must be a team player and must have ability to develop strong relationships with internal clients