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February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

First Quadrant

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Equity Research Analyst

JOE ID Number: 2016-01_111454992
Date Posted: 12/21/2016
Date Inactive: 01/31/2017
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Equity Research Analyst
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Pasadena, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: G1 -- General Financial Markets
Quantitative investment research
Critical thinking

Full Text of JOE Listing:

First Quadrant is an investment management firm. Our purpose at FQ is to positively impact lives. We know that this is a big statement for an investment firm, but it speaks to the awareness that we carry every day that our work ultimately provides for the retirement of firemen, policemen, teachers, autoworkers, and others, and for the advancement of social goals at universities and endowments. It also speaks to the fact that we recognize that our direct, contractual clients – those who run the pension funds, foundations, endowments, etc., and those consultants who work with them - are impacted at a professional and even personal level by the quality of work that we – each and every one of us – do for them. This is a far cry from what most people outside of our industry would expect the ethos of an investment firm to be. We are proud of the mission of our firm.

Summary Job Description
This individual will research prospective stocks and industries, and generate and investigate new investment ideas. Our ideal candidate is a proactive, intellectually curious, and hard working professional who can think independently and critically and add value to team.

Support portfolio manager and team in conducting company and industry analysis, including but not limited to:
- Research/evaluate/recommend new investment ideas
- Translate fundamental ideas into investment models
- Discuss findings with the rest of investment team
- Monitor existing portfolio holdings
- Provide other research and organizational support as needed

Experience and Education
- PhD in accounting, economics or finance [or equivalent experience]
- CFA is a plus
- 2 to 7 years of relevant work experience, preferably on the buy-side- Proficiency with at least one programing language
- Ability to perform data analysis and conduct independent research
- High level of accounting literacy
- Demonstrated ability to think critically about and understand diverse business models and valuations
- Strong analytical and communication skills
- Excellent team player and confident in building relationships both inside the firm and externally
- Strong work ethic
- Ability to meet strict deadlines under pressure

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Research Papers
  • CV
Application deadline: 01/31/2017
  • Application Deadline Has Passed