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Senior Capital Markets Research Analyst

Company name
Russell Investments

Location
Seattle, WA

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Role Summary

Russell Investments provides investment products to individual and institutional clients in over 44 countries. Offering a diverse portfolio of funds, the firm manages assets in excess of $237 billion.

We are seeking a Senior Capital Markets Research Analyst to join our Capital Markets Forecasting team within the broader Global Client Strategy and Research team. The forecasting team is responsible for the development, ongoing maintenance and global support of Russell Investments’ Long Term Capital Markets Forecasting and Simulation Model.

The responsibilities of the individual in this position include:

Design, build, test, implement, and maintain infrastructure necessary for international asset simulation and forecasting using Russell Investments’ proprietary software and Moodys’ Economic Scenario Generation software. Experience with MATLAB will be a big advantage.

Take the lead on major model enhancements. Shepard them through the research and development, broader business socialisation and implementation stages.

Liase with Moodys on often highly technical issues around their forecasting model and be able to integrate that into our own forecasting framework.

Be a key point of contact for the US and Canada with regards to long term capital market forecasts.

Present updates to the forecasting model, in a clear and concise way, to audiences ranging from highly technical to those with limited technical expertise.

Work closely with analysts, portfolio managers and clients to identify areas of concern and proactively make suggests to resolve them.

The successful candidate will have extensive demonstrable skills and experiences including the following:

Candidates will likely have 5 – 10 years of professional experience utilizing simulation techniques, financial modeling, and optimization tools, preferably within the investment industry.

Experience working with stochastic models, Geometric Brownian motion and stochastic calculus. Experience working with short rate term structure models would also be an advantage.

Advanced degree in Finance, Mathematics, Statistics or a related area strongly preferred. Candidates with extensive industry experience should also apply.

Strong programming and modeling skills with the ability to apply computer technology to financial research is strongly desired. Professional and/or academic experience with Matlab is required. Candidates with very strong backgroud in another programming language may also be considered. Understanding the software development process is a plus.

Strong understanding of financial markets, including risk control and portfolio construction techniques.An understanding of the long drivers of return on international assets is desired.

Ability to integrate advanced academic research with applied industry practices.

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Confidence to present our team findings to the broader Russell Investments business and potentially externally.

The Capital Markets Forecasting team is a global team so the ability to work with limited daily oversight is important as is the willingness to be somewhat flexible in your routine to accommodate alternative time zones.

Ability to take the initiative and confidently present your view point are viewed very favourably.

Russell Overview

Russell Investments is a global financial services firm that serves institutional investors, financial advisors and individuals working with their advisors in more than 40 countries.

Founded in 1936, Russell Investments is one of only a few firms that offers actively managed multi-asset portfolios and services that include advice, investments and implementation. With core capabilities extending across capital market insights, manager research, asset allocation, portfolio implementation and factor exposures Russell Investments stands with clients to achieve their desired investment outcomes.

A pioneer, Russell Investments began its strategic pension fund consulting business in 1969 and today is a consultant to some of the largest pools of capital in the world. With four decades of experience researching and selecting investment managers, meeting annually with more than 2,200 managers around the world, Russell Investments is well-known worldwide for its investment advice.

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Russell Investments operates globally with 21 offices (as of August 2016) across the world, providing Investment Services in the world’s major financial centers, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, San Diego and New York.

Russell Investments offers a competitive compensation and benefit package to associates including: medical, vision and dental coverage; a profit-sharing retirement plan; sabbatical leave every 10 years; and tuition assistance. Most importantly, Russell Investments offers a work environment where respect for the individual and teamwork are part of our fundamental values. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Russell Investments supports workforce diversity.

Company info

Russell Investments
Website : http://www.russell.com

Company Profile
At Russell Investments, we stand with you, whether you’re an institutional investor, a financial advisor, or an individual guided by an advisor’s personalized advice. We deliver multi-asset solutions that support you in three important ways:

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