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Quant and Trading Analyst

Company: Invesco Ltd.
Location: Austin
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

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. If you're looking for challenging work, smart colleagues, and a global employer with a social conscience, explore your potential at Invesco. The Department The Invesco International and Global Growth team runs a diverse set of growth-focused international funds with total assets under management (AUM) of $16.5 billion. The team is based in Austin, Texas, with mandates including large-cap, small-cap, all-cap, regional, developing markets and global investment strategies. While we run a variety of funds, each mandate focuses on long-term quality growth investing. Your Role Maintain and develop Invesco's Austin-based EQV International and Global Growth equity team's quantitative resources to support efficient/effective investment process. Execute and maintain the team's trade entry process. The candidate will gain valuable insight into both fundamental and quantitative investing workflows and will gain experience working with industry-leading tools and technologies (FactSet/Bloomberg APIs, Charles River trading platform, Python/SQL/Excel development). You will be responsible for: Quantitative Research:

  • Perform quantitative analysis to augment the team's fundamental, bottom-up investment research process.
    • This includes screening the equity universe for new investment opportunities, identifying and analyzing market data anomalies/trends that are likely to impact the portfolios, modeling and analyzing the profitability of portfolio holdings, conducting bespoke analysis as requested by the team, etc.
    • Maintain and enhance the team's existing quantitative tools, processes, data and infrastructure.
      • This includes FactSet and Bloomberg terminal applications and APIs, as well as Excel and Python-based tools, models, reports and alerts.
      • Develop new quantitative capabilities that are complimentary to the team's fundamental investment process and EQV investment philosophy.
        • This includes researching and onboarding new data sources, developing new screens, factors, models and reports, and translating investment ideas/concepts into code/algorithms leading to actionable insights.
        • Partner with internal Technology teams on projects that improve the efficiency and efficacy of the team's investment process, including automating investing/research workflows, curating and onboarding new investment data sources, collaborating on firm-wide investment research/technology initiatives, etc.
        • Execute ad-hoc requests to help facilitate team dialogue Trading:
          • Manage the team's trading process including single security and program order entry and portfolio implementation.
          • Maintain and enhance the team's existing trading infrastructure including order management/modeling systems and ancillary processes to monitor portfolio exposures, rebalancing rules, and trading alerts.
          • Serve as the primary liaison between Investments and other internal teams involved in the order entry process, including Trading, Portfolio Implementation, Portfolio Support, Compliance and Account Transitions. The experience you bring:
            • Computer literacy and programming skills are required. Fluency with Excel VBA, Python and SQL strongly preferred.
            • A working knowledge of the principles of business, finance, accounting and security analysis is strongly preferred.
            • Minimum of 2 years experience preferred
            • Prior experience working with FactSet, Bloomberg or similar market data providers is a plus.
            • Strong attention to detail and the ability to focus are critical for both quantitative and trading workflows.
            • Strong time management and prioritization skills are essential to effectively balance multiple responsibilities.
            • Problem solving and analytic skills are critical for the development of new quantitative capabilities.
            • Strong interpersonal skills are essential for effective communication with internal and external stakeholders. Formal Education:--(minimum requirement to perform job duties)
              • A degree in business administration, finance, engineering, mathematics or computer science is required
              • Progress towards CFA designation is preferred What's in it for you? Our people are at the very core of our success. Invesco employees get more out of life through our comprehensive compensation and benefit offerings including:
                • Flexible time off and opportunities for a flexible work schedule
                • 401(K) matching of 100% up to the first 6% with additional supplemental contribution
                • Parental Leave benefits
                • Employee stock purchase plan The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The job holder may be required to perform other duties as deemed appropriate by their manager from time to time.

                  Invesco's culture of inclusivity and its commitment to diversity in the workplace are demonstrated through our people practices. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, or veteran status. Our equal opportunity employment efforts comply with all applicable U.S. state and federal laws governing non-discrimination in employment. Our aspiration is for our workforce to continually reflect the diversity of people and perspectives in today's evolving society, which we believe is fundamental to our efforts to help our clients and employees get more out of life. Invesco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all job applicants and employees. No job applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, sexual/gender identity, age, disability, pregnancy, national origin, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Invesco, please contact us at application.accommodations@invesco.com . Please include the location and title of the job opening. Invesco is aware of the existence of fraudulent schemes where individuals represent themselves as recruiters and solicit candidates for employment via email or text message. These candidates may be asked to provide copies of personal identification and payment in order to process their application. These communications are fraudulent and do not originate from Invesco. Invesco does not ask for payment at any time during our employment process. We recommend that you do not disclose your personal or financial information to anyone you do not know. Clickhere to learn more about this.

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