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HarbourVest is seeking to hire a Quantitative Data Associate to serve as a liaison between the Enterprise Data Office and the Quantitative Research and Investment Risk team. This role will be a mix of project work and data operations and the Quantitative Data Associate will sit with the Quantitative Research and Investment Risk team, and report directly to the Vice President of the Enterprise Data Office and indirectly to the Vice President of Quantitative Research and Investment Risk. The HarbourVest Enterprise Data Office acts as a facilitator and coordinator of data governance, data acquisition and data strategy across the organization. The Quantitative Research and Investment Risk team is responsible for developing and testing quantitative algorithms, analytical tools and models to enhance fundamentally driven investment and asset allocation decisions.
Job Skills and Abilities
3-5 years experience in financial services
Knowledge of or the ability to learn SQL is required
Knowledge of or the ability to learn Python or R is a plus
Experience doing data analysis is required
Highly analytical with the ability to quickly comprehend large datasets in order to develop new processes, perform calculations, identify anomalies, and/or produce new reporting capabilities
The desire to develop a general understanding of quantitative analytics
Capability to liaise with various teams to determine data requirements and manage deliverables
Highly proactive and self-motivated with the ability to meet objectives under minimal supervision
Experience with unstructured data is a plus
Experience working on data integration projects and partnering with IT is a plus
Data Operations: 75%
Acquire data via external sources
Integrate data and manage mapping tables
Develop and manage data quality routines around Quant dataset
Work with sources or 3rd party vendors on exception handling
Ensure all required input data is available, processes run successfully, and data aggregations and transformations processed correctly
Partner with Portfolio Analytics Group in acquiring data from external sources
Data Projects: 25%
Partner with Quant and IT to bring new datasets into the Quantitative Risk dataset
Work to transition multi-purpose datasets between the local environment and central environment, and help to be the bridge between these two locations
Perform data analysis, process design, and acceptance testing across projects that require new research content
BS/BA or equivalent
Internal Number: R75
About HarbourVest Partners
HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with more than 35 years of experience and more than $50 billion in assets under management. The Firm’s powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities through primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments in commingled funds or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 450 employees, including more than 100 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $34 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $19 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $8 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customized solutions, longstanding relationships, actionable insights, and proven results.