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PanAgora is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to job applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, sex, marital status, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy, ancestry or sexual orientation. PanAgora is committed to maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination as well as adhering to applicable federal and state laws. PanAgora believes everyone deserves an opportunity to contribute to and benefit from its business activity, and to utilize his or her skills and experience.

Senior Quantitative Analyst

Date Posted: April 19th, 2017

Reporting into Director of Equity, will assume responsibility for initially conducting a systems assessment of the current technology being used in Alpha Model generation and identifying/creating better more efficient processes, tools and systems that will improve the overall results that impact Portfolio Construction and all related front office functions. Will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing all recommended changes using current technical frames and other software that is ultimately recommended. Will work closely with Alpha Research team, Portfolio Construction and other software teams in identifying and creating best solutions. Will have direct input into direction of technology for the teams, be able to recommend the actual software and provide a cost analysis. Will be assessing multiple factors that affect the use and impact of the models. Although overall scope and charter is long term, the individual project work will tend to be ad hoc in nature given the nature of the tools/model environment generally lasting for several months. Prospective projects may include determining if cloud architecture should be implemented and if so with what vendor platform ( e.g. AWS, Azure, et al); assessing capabilities of new big data platforms and NoSQL databases and their prospective effective use in the environment;  reviewing existing code base and adding better diagnostics and optimization process; setting up meta data environment; ensuring best interfaces for data analysis to/from Security Master and all other consumer systems downstream; creating auditing software capacity and data storage; creating better logging/tracking mechanisms, establishing better QA methods and process; creating better/faster run times for any given process. Provide continuous communication and reports to constituent associates and senior staff.

Background required should show demonstrated experience and success in architecting, designing and building software systems that are directly related to front office analytics, quantitative analysis, Alpha model generation, and/or Quant Research. Someone who understands systems architecture and can build strong production capacity systems. Solid understanding of the domain and primary skills and interest in software development. Current systems use R, Python, SQL and C#, so some understanding and experience of these and related tools will be necessary with the ability and capacity to assess other software systems and processes that will improve the environment. Individual needs to be independent, communicative, senior enough to produce robust and efficient software solutions. Overall background and Academic foundation should reflect understanding of capital markets and best software engineering practices.

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Intern, Equity Team

Date Posted: April 11th, 2017

Job Description

We are constantly looking for smart and aspiring students to intern within our investment team.   Many of our analysts and portfolio managers started with us as interns.  We are flexible on time and duration.  As an intern, you will conduct special projects for the team in the management of active U.S., international, and absolute return portfolios.

Sample projects include the following:

  • Building proprietary databases which will be used to develop new quantitative tools and insights
  • Conduct research into novel quantitative factors for use in portfolio management decisions
  • Utilizing latest technologies in finance and stock selection

Qualifications

  • Coursework in finance, mathematics, economics, computer science
  • Must have strong mathematical, analytical and/or programming skills
  • Familiarity with accounting, financial statement analysis, fundamental research, and equity security valuation a plus
  • Knowledge of niche stock markets or exchanges a plus
  • Creativity and able to generate new ideas very desirable
  • Strong interests in the global capital markets

Company Overview

Founded in 1989, PanAgora (Greek for across marketplace) Asset Management is a premier provider of investment solutions spanning most major asset classes and risk ranges.  We seek to provide investment solutions using sophisticated quantitative techniques that incorporate fundamental insights and vast amounts of market information.  While PanAgora’s investment strategies are highly systematic in nature, the processes deployed within these strategies are built and overseen by talented professionals with significant and diverse investment experience.  Innovative research plays a central role in our investment philosophy and process, and is an essential component of our firm’s ability to deliver attractive investment solutions.  Investment teams are organized into an Equity Strategies group and a Multi Asset Strategies group.   Most investment team members are engaged in original research using fundamental intuition, market intelligence, modern finance and scientific methods.

We are committed to providing clients with reliable investment processes, consistent performance, transparency, and access to our investment resources. Our client base is comprised of institutional investors across the globe, including public & private retirement funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments & foundations, and sub-advisory mandates.

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