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Sr Quantitative Investment Research - Thought Leadership

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Investment Management
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69022 Requisition #
Job Description 
Support a global quantitative strategies team (USA, Hong Kong, London and Bangalore) in generating cutting-edge thought leadership 

Major Duties 
  • Write high quality thought leadership pieces including white papers, refereed professional publications (FAJ, JPM, JII), blogs, etc. on factor based investing in equities, fixed income and other asset classes 
  • Participate in frequent webinars discussing research outcomes 
  • Conduct applied signal research, backtesting and risk assessment of new investment strategies 
  • Participate in twice-weekly meetings with larger research team 
  • Attend client meetings with sales and client service partners and lead technical discussions
Experience and Education 
  • 5+ years of quantitative research in buy-side investment management 
  • Ph.D. in finance, economics or related discipline or MS/MBA with considerable demonstrated success in publication 

Desired Skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to write/co-author thought leadership pieces for professional audiences. Evidence of academic publications strongly preferred 
  • Ability to manage an aggressive research agenda under the guidance of the Director of Quantitative Strategies 
  • Solid programming ability in SAS. Exposure to R, Matlab, Python or other languages desirable 
  • Knowledge of SQL and Oracle databases 
  • Familiarity with Factset and Bloomberg 
  • Background in statistics and econometrics: cross-sectional and time series regression analysis, OLS violations, covariance matrix decomposition, volatility models, etc. 
  • Fundamental knowledge of financial theory including CAPM and violations, APT, Fama-French factors, etc. 
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply academic literature. This will require a basic knowledge of linear algebra, calculus and set theory 
  • Strong communication skills: ability to converse comfortably with C-suite clients and prospects, clearly explain research and technical concepts to a non-technical audience, present Northern Trust products and investment platform
For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 16,500 employees globally. We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.

We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.

As of December 31, 2017, Northern Trust Corporation had:

$139 billion in banking assets
$8.1 trillion in assets under custody
$10.7 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$1.2 trillion in assets under management

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