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Quantitative Researcher, Finance

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111452159
Date Posted: 11/11/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Quantitative Researcher, Finance
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Palo Alto, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
G -- Financial Economics
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
Investment Management, Behavioral Finance
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Wealthfront is the largest and fastest growing automated investment service, with more than $1.4 billion in client assets under management. Our clients trust us to invest more than $100 million in new assets every month.

As a quantitative researcher in finance, you'll be focusing on financial investments within Wealthfront Research. The primary responsibility of the role is to investigate and develop innovative automated investment strategies to solve clients' various investment problems. You will also work on the algorithmic implementation of the strategies using software in client portfolios, both driven by rigorous research on market data and client data. You will have a diverse focus across finance, including: asset allocation, portfolio construction (taxable and non-taxable), investment vehicle research and evaluation, tax alpha, portfolio optimization, trade execution, behavioral finance, risk modeling, and risk tolerance assessment.

PhD in finance or economics
Programming competency in R and/or Matlab
Programming competency in SQL preferred
Prior experience or demonstrated interest in finance
Ability to communicate technical content to an audience with varied backgrounds
Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
Progress towards CFA is desirable

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 12/15/2014