Our Firm American Century Investments® is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, the firm’s 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, offering a wide range of investment strategies across a variety of investment disciplines.
We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global growth equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives and ETFs.
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Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividends—more than $1.8 billion — to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute’s work of uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer.
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Summary: The Quantitative Analyst will have two main areas of focus. The first area is portfolio, specifically, conducting and supporting research efforts on portfolio construction, management, and thought leadership in the field of asset allocation. The second area of focus relates to production duties for the multi-asset strategies team. This will include ongoing reporting in support of the funds, such as performance and risk attribution, and running tactical models.
This position requires both a basic understanding of economics and financial market theory (acquired through academic training and/or investment-related experience), and an ability to apply this knowledge to new and moderately complex problems. Given the ever-shifting nature of the field, the analyst must be adaptable, innovative, and have an entrepreneurial mentality. Also, this position requires a strong interest in understanding portfolio management practices and ways in which these practices can be improved. Lastly, this position requires a proficiency both in programming, e.g., with Matlab, R or Python and with application software used by the group, e.g., FactSet, Bloomberg, Barra.
This position can sit in either our Santa Clara, CA or NYC office.
- Assist in directed research to support a variety of asset allocation topics. Areas include analysis of various asset types, portfolio construction, estimation of various analytics and metrics, and how firm’s asset allocation products address specific clients’ financial needs.
- Maintain, construct, and support portfolio monitoring tools for performance attribution and risk Maintain, enhance, and support the suite of tactical allocation models
- Support and improve quantitative processes for portfolios that rebalance periodically
- Act as liaison with IT and Accounting departments for ongoing infrastructure projects
- Review industry publications for emerging themes in the asset allocation field. Publications range from Wall St sell-side commentary to academic journals.
Education and Experience: BS/BA degree in finance, accounting, economics or science along with 2-5 years quality investment research is required. An advanced degree in these disciplines is strongly preferred, but not required. A background in statistics would be a plus.
Skills Required - Understanding of Excel spreadsheets and relevant software. The job will require knowledge of Bloomberg API's, Factset, and a wide variety of other software and data providers.
Candidate has to be very detail oriented, and sensitive to working with deadlines.
Will be required to understand and program in an analytical package (Matlab, R or Python) and SQL languages.
- Models the American Century Investments Winning Behaviors: Client Focused, Courageous and Accountable, Collaborative, Curious and Adaptable, Competitively Driven, Adheres to the highest ethical standards and business practices, and Supports a culture of compliance.
The NY salary range for this position is $130,000.00 - $175,000.00 depending on qualifications. This position is eligible for cash incentive providing the potential to earn more.
Additional Requirements: As a global firm with offices in several cities, we will uphold any local regulations regarding COVID-19 precautions and/or vaccination requirements for the workplace. Based on work location, you may be required to submit proof of having received the final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to the position start date unless you have obtained a reasonable accommodation.
American Century Investments is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations. As such, American Century strives to provide a reasonable accommodation to any qualified individual under the ADA to perform essential job functions.
American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.
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