Parametric is part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, the asset management division. We partner with advisors, institutions, and consultants to build portfolios focused on what's important to them and their clients. A leader in custom solutions for more than 30 years, we help investors access efficient market exposures, solve implementation challenges, and design multi-asset portfolios that respond to their evolving needs. We also offer systematic alpha and alternative strategies to complement clients' core holdings. This role requires that all successful applicants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and provide proof of such vaccinations within 3 days of commencement of employment. We are looking for well-rounded, critical thinkers who want to be part of the future of investing. The ideal applicant is a college senior with a habit of persisting in the face of adversity who lives for the pleasure of finding things out and is fascinated by markets and economic systems. The mission of the Investment Analyst is to develop foundational investment skills and an understanding of Parametric's investment philosophy and approach while supporting a variety of investment work for the firm. This includes analytical requests, marketing material updates, investment performance review, and responses to client inquiries. The position requires teamwork and collaboration across multiple departments and an ability to provide exceptional service through timely and accurate work. Training program: Individuals in this role join Parametric on September 6th, 2022, as part of our comprehensive, three-year Investment Analyst Program which opens the door to various career paths within the firm upon completion of the program. The Investment Analyst Program begins in the fall with classroom training covering 9 modules over the course of your first year. This includes interactive instructions, supplementary study, and the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from your peers. After progressing through the three distinct phases of the program, Analysts will have gained foundational knowledge to be the next generation of world class investors and have a strong understanding of Parametric's culture. Team Culture: Parametric provides systematic solutions fueled by science and prides ourselves on building genuine, long-term partnerships with our clients. The Investment Strategy team's mandate is to create and deliver powerful stories for external and internal clients and turn investment research into real-world portfolios for investors. We meet with clients and prospects, present at events, and write papers. We also work on complex custom analysis and mandate design, strategy evolution, and new product development. This is an opportunity to work with a dynamic and growing team while making a personal impact on a firm with a unique culture that values hard work but also encourages genuine teambuilding.
Primary Responsibilities: - Generate data sets and materials that support the ongoing management of Parametric investment strategies - Provide analysis and assist in creating responses for prospects, clients and internal stakeholders - Utilize proprietary optimization software to construct hypothetical equity index portfolios that fit the unique goals of prospective clients - Uphold department reputation through professionalism, accuracy, responsiveness and commitment to client service - Contribute and adopt ideas to improve efficiency, reduce risk, and enhance the client experience - Develop a specialized knowledge of all relevant Parametric products - Undertake additional professional development such as pursuit of a graduate degree and/or CFA - Assume other responsibilities as required
Job Requirements: - Bachelors degree - Demonstrated ability to solve problems using logic, creativity, and enthusiasm - Willingness and excitement to learn and apply quantitative investment management techniques - Strong analytical writing ability and demonstrated research capabilities - High attention to detail and sense of urgency - Initiative and demonstrated ability to work in an inclusive and collaborative team environment - Excellent communication and organizational skills and ability to handle a heavy, deadline-oriented workload - Familiarity with or willingness to learn Excel, coding languages, and other analytical tools - Strong preference for individuals to be located out of the Seattle office for their first year.