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Become A Quantitative Analyst

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Working As A Quantitative Analyst

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $81,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Quantitative Analyst Do At Suntrust Banks

* Provides monthly oversight reporting, analytics, and adhoc projects supporting Consumer/Mortgage default operations, and Consumer Policy & Program teams
* Provides independent reporting, analytics, and forecasting on Consumer portfolio credit risk, delinquency and loss trends
* Collects and prepares data for analysis, exploratory to advanced analytics, and identifies data relationship patterns and trends.
* Identifies actionable insights from multiple sources of data that measurably improve business outcomes or reduce business risk.
* Prepares monthly reporting packages for credit risk executives and external parties
* Provides independent audit of line of business reporting packages
* Assists in oversight of credit controls and credit policy adherence.
* Creates ad-hoc reporting packages and analytic projects

What Does A Quantitative Analyst Do At Mantech

* Perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of large data sets, including classification, pattern, and entity extraction associated with various National and Homeland Security threats (e.g., cartels, illicit trafficking, terrorist travel, nuclear proliferation).
* Research specific threat behaviors using reasonably available data and information to analyze and model that behavior (using all reasonably available tools and techniques) for the purpose of developing risk assessment techniques to target that behavior.
* Support projects with hands-on analysis and modeling, leveraging data analysis and analytical techniques and methods to solve complex business problems.
* Help develop a predictive analytics model that includes data collection, organization, advanced statistical analysis and predictive solutions, text and data mining.
* Perform, and assist with developing and maintaining predictive modeling and running analytical models.
* Develop business requirements, design technical solutions, execute SQL queries, and test solutions.
* Perform collection, organization, manipulation, and statistical analysis of structured and unstructured data in the development of predictive analytical solutions.
* Extract patterns from a large datasets and transform data into an informational advantage for decision support

What Does A Quantitative Analyst Do At Ford Motor Company

* Research and apply the latest quantitative techniques toward the solution of important problems from many areas of the automotive and mobility industry
* Review academic / industry literature, develop and test models, and gain insights from research findings
* Translate ideas and theory into solutions from which the business can grow
* Identify new and novel data sources and explore their potential use in developing actionable business insights
* Explore emerging technologies and analytic solutions for use in quantitative model development
* Help maintain and enhance existing models

What Does A Quantitative Analyst Do At Capital One

* Develop Basel compliant Probability of Default, Loss Given Default and Exposure at Default models for the Commercial Bank.
* Work under the guidance of the reporting manager during the model development process
* Actively participate in all stages of model development from data collection, model building, model validation, testing and calibration
* Support the implementation of models in the Risk Rating platform and connectivity with other loan systems and data marts.
* Develop comprehensive model documentation that stands up to Capital One and regulatory standards
* Understanding technical issues in econometric and statistical modeling and applying these skills toward solving business problems
* Communicating technical subject matter clearly and concisely to individuals from various backgrounds
* Develop, maintain and enhance econometric models for various R&D projects, such as macro-economic linkage model and stress testing methodology.
* Work on various ad hoc quantitative, modeling, and programming assignments using R, SAS, Matlab, SQL, Access and VBA

What Does A Quantitative Analyst Do At T. Rowe Price

* Analyze and interpret investment-related data to help inform Investment Management’s decision making process and support operational capabilities to deliver performance services for new complex products and /or securities specific to competitive positioning.
* Demonstrates mastery of analytical methods and tools by responding to complex ad-hoc analytical and reporting requests on a daily basis from a variety of business units.
* Develops and promotes new applications and/or capabilities for systems and tools to advance analytical concepts for the benefit of Performance & Analysis outputs and services.
* Instructs, educates, and mentors internal stakeholders regarding analytical systems and tools, such as Vision, Wilshire, Lipper, StyleADVISOR, FactSet, Morningstar, Bloomberg Port, Barclay’s Point and BARRAto ensure proper interpretation and use.
* Assumes leadership responsibilities with the group by mentoring newer team members and junior quantitative analysts regarding analytical systems and tools as well as prioritization of tasks and strategy.
* Initiates and/or leads cross-organizational projects designed to improve the group’s analytical methodologies and practices, provides vision for the group.
* Collaborates with the Policy Committee to determine, recommend, and maintain appropriate analytical standards for use across the firm.
* Serves as an organizational resource for Investment Management and key internal business unit stakeholders by pro-actively establishing and maintaining these relationships on an on-going basis

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How To Become A Quantitative Analyst

Most market research analysts need at least a bachelor’s degree. Top research positions may require a master’s degree. Strong math and analytical skills are essential. 

Education

Market research analysts typically need a bachelor’s degree in market research or a related field. Many have degrees in fields such as statistics, math, and computer science. Others have backgrounds in business administration, the social sciences, or communications.

Courses in statistics, research methods, and marketing are essential for these workers. Courses in communications and social sciences, such as economics or consumer behavior, are also important.

Some market research analyst jobs require a master’s degree. Several schools offer graduate programs in marketing research, but many analysts complete degrees in other fields, such as statistics and marketing, and/or earn a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). A master’s degree is often required for leadership positions or positions that perform more technical research. 

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification is voluntary, but analysts may pursue certification to demonstrate a level of professional competency. The Marketing Research Association offers the Professional Researcher Certification (PRC) for market research analysts. Candidates qualify based on experience and knowledge; they must pass an exam, be a member of a professional organization, and have at least 3 years working in opinion and marketing research. Individuals must complete 20 hours of industry-related continuing education courses every 2 years to renew their certification.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Market research analysts must be able to understand large amounts of data and information. 

Communication skills. Market research analysts need strong communication skills when gathering information, interpreting data, and presenting results to clients. 

Critical-thinking skills. To determine what marketing strategy would work best for a company, market research analysts must assess all available information.

Detail oriented. Market research analysts must be detail oriented because they often do precise data analysis.

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Real Quantitative Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Quantitative Analyst 3G Capital, Inc. New York, NY Feb 15, 2015 $264,000
Quantitative Analyst DW Partners, LP New York, NY Sep 18, 2015 $250,000
Quantitative Analyst DW Investment Management, LP New York, NY Jun 15, 2015 $250,000
Quantitative Analyst HBK New York LLC New York, NY Nov 16, 2015 $250,000
Director, Quantitative Analyst Citigroup Global Markets Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2015 $250,000
Senior Quantitative Analyst HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. New York, NY Jul 01, 2015 $240,000
Quantitative Analyst Elliott Management Corporation New York, NY Nov 15, 2016 $230,000
Quantitative Analyst Citadel LLC Chicago, IL Apr 02, 2016 $225,000
Quantitative Analyst Citadel LLC Chicago, IL Jan 10, 2016 $225,000
Senior Quantitative Analyst Tower Research Capital LLC New York, NY Jul 14, 2015 $220,813
Quantitative Analyst/Developer Schonfeld Tools, LLC. New York, NY Aug 20, 2016 $220,000
Quantitative Analyst AIG Asset Management (U.S.), LLC Wilton, CT Apr 26, 2016 $220,000
Quantitative Analyst Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Dec 15, 2016 $129,600
Senior Quantitative Analyst Nextera Energy Power Marketing, LLC Juno Beach, FL Jan 19, 2015 $129,375
Quantitative Analyst Google Inc. Mountain View, CA May 01, 2016 $129,000
Quantitative Analyst Google Inc. Mountain View, CA May 18, 2015 $129,000
Quantitative Analyst Google, Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 07, 2015 $128,700
Quantitative Analyst Google, Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 15, 2015 $128,700
Quantitative Analyst Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Mar 17, 2015 $128,500
Associate Director, Quantitative Analyst/Gem Desk Equities UBS Securities LLC New York, NY Aug 13, 2015 $97,200 -
$110,000
Analyst, Quantitative Researcher Instinet, LLC New York, NY Oct 17, 2016 $97,000 -
$107,000
Analyst, Quantitative Researcher Instinet, LLC New York, NY Jul 11, 2016 $97,000 -
$107,000
Quantitative Analyst Moody's Investors Service, Inc. New York, NY May 16, 2016 $97,000
Associate, Quantitative Analyst (SR Analyst Quant Modeling) Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC New York, NY Aug 06, 2015 $97,000 -
$107,000
Senior Quantitative Analyst Pacific Gas and Electric Company San Francisco, CA Sep 03, 2015 $97,000
Quantitative Analyst, Rates and Credit UBS Securities LLC New York, NY Jun 22, 2015 $96,000 -
$120,000
Quantitative Analyst Sentient Technologies (USA), LLC San Francisco, CA Feb 06, 2016 $96,000

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Top Skills for A Quantitative Analyst

PortfolioOptimizationFinancialModelsSQLServerEquitySASAssetAllocationRExcel/VbaRiskManagementIncomeMatlabRiskAnalyticsInterestRateLossVARPythonC++RiskModelStatisticalAnalysisMonteCarlo

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Top Quantitative Analyst Skills

  1. Portfolio Optimization
  2. Financial Models
  3. SQL Server
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide ongoing portfolio review for risk management and portfolio optimization.
  • Developed financial models for security valuation.
  • Manage data in Access and SQL Server 2008 databases.
  • Designed equity factors and portfolio optimization back tests that established alpha models and portfolio construction procedures for portfolios.
  • Developed and tested quantitative trading models using R and SAS and researched equities and futures markets.

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