JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
00 -- Default: Any Field
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Vanguard seeks an Investment Analyst/Economist for its Investment Strategy Group to help formulate and research Vanguard's economic and capital markets outlook, serve as resource for internal investment groups (Fixed Income, Asset Management and Trust Services) and participate in generating department-initiated topics. The position will be part of a global team responsible for establishing and maintaining a robust economic and investment research effort at Vanguard.
The responsibilities include:
Analyzes complex investment research issues, focusing on macroeconomic trends, financial markets and their implications for portfolio construction, asset allocation strategies, and investment advice.
Performs quantitative analysis and offers opinions and recommendations.
Serves as investment resource for advice delivery groups. Develops schedule and format of any ongoing research needs that may be requested by internal clients.
Ph.D. in time-series econometrics, macroeconomics or empirical finance strongly preferred, equivalent combination of a Masters degree and experience in those fields may be considered.
Minimum five years overall business experience including at least three years direct investment experience preferred.
Solid knowledge of capital markets and key investment and economic concepts.
Strong technical and analytical skills, including modeling and statistical methods.
Ability to work independently on multiple assignments simultaneously.
Strong programming knowledge of Matlab, Eviews, or other software packages.
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