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T. Rowe Price Quantitative Investment Analyst - Multi-Asset Research in Baltimore, Maryland

A career at T. Rowe Price says you want to contribute and make a difference at a leading global investment management firm where success results from the dedication our associates have in building success for our clients. We are a growing organization of associates from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.We take a long-term view on associates and their careers. Our associates do phenomenal work with purpose, and as a result, we provide growth opportunities through in-person and online training, management development programs, and career development on the job.If you are seeking a meaningful work experience along with a workplace culture that thrives on teamwork, we invite you to explore the opportunity to join us.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Quantitative Investment Analysts on the Multi-Asset Research Team support the Multi-Asset Division through rigorous financial, economic, quantitative, and statistical analyses mostly at the asset class level, though occasionally at the individual security level. The breadth of these analyses covers the areas of strategic and tactical asset allocation, portfolio construction and analytics, financial planning research, data and infrastructure design, and investment product design. Most of the team’s efforts are research and development oriented and project based in nature, requiring the Quantitative Investment Analysts to be generalists who can straddle the different areas of multi-asset research, and to be comfortable with varying degrees of computational rigor across different projects. For this position we are seeking an individual who can operate independently and take on relatively more senior roles in our various projects.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Independently, or in collaboration with other analysts, execute research projects identified to meet the investment needs of the Multi-Asset Division under the guidance of the Director of Research:

identify the core issue; shape and design the project; identify and absorb existing research on the subject; identify and procure the most appropriate method, tool, or data to address the issue; execute the research; communicate results to key stakeholders internally and clients externally. Liaise with internal stakeholders and participate in firm-wide efforts involving multi-asset topics. Execute operational duties, such as ongoing generation and maintenance of related investment reports, data sets, or analytical infrastructure. Keep abreast of industry trends in the areas of asset allocation and quantitative financial techniques (e.g., reading applied academic literature).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline (e.g. Math, Engineering, or Physics) with a strong background including one or more of the following: optimization and operations research, signal processing and optimal control, statistics or stochastic processes, and applied mathematics

  • Substantial experience programming in Matlab or similar high-level computational language or environment, especially an object-oriented one (e.g., Python, C++, Java, etc.).

  • Excellent academic credentials coupled with strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Drive to improve capabilities by learning new skills and approaches to problem-solving

  • Evidence of ability to work and deliver results independently or as a part of a team

  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills (ability to gauge audience and to distill complicated analytical concepts down to the right level for various audiences)

  • Ability to deliver on fuzzy objectives and tolerate mid-stream changes in project path

  • Ability to apply varying levels of precision appropriately to projects under varying circumstances

  • Ability to multi-task and to simultaneously push forward several projects

  • Experience in project management or project-based environments

  • Possessing or willingness to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation

  • Prior experience in the financial industry is not necessary.

T. Rowe Price is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity of thought, gender, and race. We believe our continued success depends upon the equal treatment of all associates and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, sex, gender, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, military or veteran status, pregnancy, or any other classification protected by country, federal, state, or local law.T. Rowe Price is an asset management firm focused on delivering global investment management excellence and retirement services that investors can rely on–now, and over the long term.

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