Director of Quantitative Research
Company: Refinitiv US LLC
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: November 22, 2021
The Refinitiv StarMine Research team, a London Stock Exchange
Group business, is hiring a Director of Quantitative Research. The
director will lead research to develop new quantitative models used
by our quantitative and fundamental clients. You will join a team
of top-notch quants, data scientists and data engineers and play an
active role in the research process: reviewing academic literature,
developing a pipeline of ideas, constructing hypotheses and
research plans, becoming intimately familiar with novel and unusual
data sets, running analyses to test hypotheses, and building
quantitative models for our customers. If you are passionate about
quantitative finance, have strong analytical and programming
skills, are eager to learn, and excited about creating novel and
robust quantitative models, then this is the job for you!
StarMine from Refinitiv is a global leader in research analytics.
StarMine's research and quantitative stock selection models are
extensively used by both quantitative and fundamental portfolio
managers at more than 550 of the top asset management firms around
the world. StarMine products help them to more efficiently research
companies, monitor their holdings, and generate investment ideas.
We are known for "analyzing the analysts," predicting earnings
surprises, and our quant equity factor models. The quant research
team is building new models based on novel proprietary data sets
that take advantage of Refinitiv's unique resources. We build
models with traditional statistical techniques and financial
insights as well as predictive models based on the latest
techniques in machine learning.
- Review academic literature pertaining to quantitative modeling
- Generate research ideas and help to shape the team's research
- Gain familiarity with new research data sets and become
proficient in manipulating them
- Perform detailed analyses to test hypotheses, formulate
insights, and build quantitative models
- Develop relationships with customers and understand industry
trends and opportunities in quantitative finance, focusing our
research to develop impactful models and analytics
- Present and communicate results and ideas clearly and concisely
to the research team, internal partners, customers, and through
publication of research and white papers
- Collaborate on research and share knowledge in a learning
- Manage team members and provide peer review on other's
- Master's or Ph.D., in engineering, mathematics, science,
computer science, economics, finance, or related field
- 7-10 years of experience in quantitative financial research,
including equity factor model research
- A track record of successfully bringing quantitative products
to market or implementing models in a live trading environment
- Strong and significant programming experience, preferably in
Python or R. Proficiency in a Unix or Linux environment also a
- Proficiency in SQL and data manipulation
- Experience in applying machine learning and NLP is a plus,
including deep learning, CNNs, and BERT
- Publishing track record is a plus
- Top notch quantitative aptitude
- Ability to think creatively and communicate complex concepts
clearly and concisely
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