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We are seeking an Associate to join our Global Quantitative Research team in New York.
Skills Required - Master's degree in Statistics, Quantitative Finance or Econometrics - 2-5 years of professional experience in Financial Services - Equity Research (buy or sell side) preferred - Basic knowledge of financial statements, and main valuation and fundamental ratios required - Programming skills required: SAS much preferred, but R, Python, C++, VBA (or other object oriented programming) will also be considered - Strong attention to detail is required - Communication skills: ability to explain one's work clearly and concisely, and to communicate with a less technical audience - Persistence i.e. ability to "endure" tedious tasks (data importing, cleaning, checking...) without losing focus or intensity - Being a self-starter, taking initiatives, being curious is a must - Passion for investing is a plus