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Senior Quantitative Analyst

Posted: April 05, 2019

Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. is a fast-growing, Canadian employee-owned investment boutique managing over $2.5 billion in Canadian, U.S. and Global equities for institutional and private wealth investors. We offer a unique, stimulating and entrepreneurial work environment with an exceptional opportunity for professional development, learning and success. We have an opportunity for a Senior Quantitative Analyst on the Portfolio Management Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and improve Hillsdale’s existing stock selection models
  • Research and develop new strategies and factors
  • Provide continuous support to Portfolio Managers, assisting them in managing multiple portfolios
  • Implement research ideas efficiently and accurately in one or more programming languages
  • Expand our quantitative toolkits to enhance our alpha models and portfolio construction
  • Process large structured and unstructured datasets to extract predictive signals
  • Present research and portfolio analysis results to a variety of internal audiences

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years investment industry experience in a quantitative role (compensation commensurate with experience)
  • Degree(s) in Math/Statistics/Finance/Computer Science/Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Strong programming skills in 2 or more languages: Python, R, Matlab, VB/VBA, Java, C/C++, etc.
  • Proficiency with large dataset extraction and manipulation in SQL and Pandas
  • Knowledge in one or more of these areas: Asset Pricing, Econometrics, or Machine Learning
  • Experience in one or more of these topics: Factor Research, Alpha/Risk Models, Portfolio Construction/Management
  • Demonstrated research or technical creativity
  • Motivated quick learner with the ability to communicate complex technical ideas
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines

Additional Qualifications (preferred but not required):

  • Experience working with financial datasets and data vendors
  • CFA, FRM or related designation
  • Hands-on experience with Backtest Engines, Simulations, Portfolio Optimizers, Attribution, etc.

Qualified individuals are asked to forward a cover letter and resume to Val Shaw at VShaw@hillsdaleinv.com. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected to advance in the hiring process will be contacted. Hillsdale encourages applications from people with disabilities and will make accommodations on request. Both full-time and contract arrangements will be considered for this role.

About the Company:

Hillsdale focuses on producing high quality investment strategies and delivering client service excellence. Since 2011 Hillsdale has sponsored the prestigious CFA Society Toronto & Hillsdale Canadian Investment Research Award, for which a winning research paper is selected annually to receive a cash prize. In 2018, Hillsdale was named the fastest growing money manager in its category by Benefits Canada.

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