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Senior Quantitative Analyst/ Quantitative Analyst

Posted: May 10, 2024

Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. (Hillsdale) is an independent, employee-controlled, and client-aligned investment boutique managing investments on behalf of a select group of sophisticated institutional and private wealth investors.  We engage in disciplined active investment management, specializing in equities, alternatives, ESG, and customized mandates.  We are committed to producing the highest quality equity investment strategies.  Hillsdale is recognized for both investment and service excellence – a reflection of our relentless pursuit of research and development and the dedication of our employees who invest alongside our clients.

Hillsdale has been recognized as a Great Place to Work for our industry and across Canada.

We have an opportunity for a Senior Quantitative Analyst/ Quantitative Analyst to join our Portfolio Management team. Reporting to the Head of Research and Senior Portfolio Manager, you will:

• Expand our quantitative toolkits to enhance our alpha models and portfolio construction

• Improve and maintain our ranking and attribution systems, with their associated displays

• Research and develop new factors, strategies and stock selection models

• Provide routine support to Portfolio Managers for managing multiple portfolios

• Implement efficiently and accurately in one or more programming languages

• Process large structured and unstructured datasets to extract predictive signals

• Present research and portfolio analysis results to a variety of internal audiences

• Liaise and communicate effectively with multiple teams to keep projects moving


WHAT WILL YOU BRING?

• A minimum of 5 years financial industry experience in a quantitative role

• Degree(s) in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Finance, Economics, or a related quantitative discipline

• Programming skills in Python and Excel/VBA

• Proficiency with large dataset extraction and manipulation in SQL and Pandas

• Experience in one or more: Econometrics, Machine Learning, Asset Pricing, Factor Models

• Attention to detail with a high level of accuracy in complex analysis

• 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
 

Nice to Have (preferred but not required)

• Prior Quantitative Investing experience a huge plus

• Experience working with financial datasets and data vendors

• CFA, FRM or related designation

• Advanced Excel user a plus

• Programming skills in other languages a plus: R, Ruby, Java, C/C++, MATLAB, etc.


WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

• Competitive salary, performance bonus and paid vacation time.

• Health Care Spending Account.

• Professional Development, ongoing mentorship, and growth opportunities/defined career pathing.

• Supportive amenities and initiatives: access to a fully stocked kitchen, catered lunches, ergonomic home office setup, complimentary gym membership, regular employee appreciation events, and retreats. We also support charities and provide you with paid time off for your volunteer interests.

• Flexible work environment and commuting reimbursement when you do work from the office.

• Centrally located office at King and Bay with remarkable views of Toronto and Lake Ontario.


Application Deadline: This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Hillsdale is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate based on race, colour, religion, sex, national origins, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.  We encourage applications from people of all abilities and will make reasonable accommodations upon request.

Not sure if you qualify?  Apply anyway! Our workforce comes from diverse backgrounds and industries. Please forward a resume to
careers@hillsdaleinv.com.  Both full-time and contract arrangements will be considered.

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those selected for an interview and legally eligible to work in Canada will be contacted.

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