Senior Quantitative Investment Analyst

<p><strong>With more than 51 years of exclusive service to Canada&rsquo;s physicians and their families, MD&rsquo;s mission is&nbsp;to provide them with financial peace of mind, so they can enjoy what matters most to them while achieving their career and life goals.&nbsp;Our commitment to work/life integration, employee well-being and ongoing learning are key factors that contribute to our overall success.</strong></p>

Ottawa, ON

MD Financial Management

<strong>MD Financial Management Inc. supports physicians by helping them achieve financial well-being from medical school through retirement. MD Financial Management is the manager and trustee of the MD family of funds, a group of 35 proprietary mutual funds. The company retains and supervises world-class investment managers, who manage the portfolio assets of one or more of the funds or parts of the funds.<br /><br />Pour nos positions en fran&ccedil;ais, s&rsquo;il vous plait <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">appuyez ici</a>. For our French positions, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><u>please click her</u>e</a>.<br /></strong>

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Overview: <p>MD&rsquo;s commitment to work/life integration, employee well- being and ongoing learning are key factors that drive our overall success. With Scotiabank by our side, we are even better positioned to provide our clients with financial advice and solutions to help them achieve their short- and long-term financial goals.</p> <p>At MD, we offer a unique culture and, because of that, we have been recognized in several ways:&nbsp; Best Workplace Culture, Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America, the National Capital Region&rsquo;s Top Employer, and Talent Board&rsquo;s North American Candidate Experience Award.</p> <p>We are always looking for individuals with bright minds and a deep-seated desire to make a difference in the lives of some of the most hard-working, industrious and essential individuals in our community: Canada&rsquo;s physicians.&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What You Will Do:</strong></p> <p>As a member of Investment Management and Strategy, the Quantitative Investment Analyst/Senior Quantitative Investment Analyst&rsquo;s primary role is to develop and implement the quantitative investment strategies underpinning the delivery of superior investment results for more than $40 billion invested in MD&rsquo;s fund family.&nbsp;&nbsp; Using your expertise, industry knowledge and internal training, you will work closely with a team of Portfolio Managers and Investment Analysts in achieving the performance objectives of both internally and externally managed mandates invested in a multi-asset framework.</p> <p>Responsibilities in the MDFM investment management process include:</p> <ul> <li>Research and development of top-down quantitative investment strategies invested across global equities, fixed income, FX and commodities markets</li> <li>Enhancing existing multi-asset alpha and risk models and portfolio construction processes</li> <li>Staying abreast of current academic research as well as general capital market conditions to generate new strategies and actionable investment ideas</li> <li>Providing input and constructively challenging recommendations by the other team members</li> <li>Making investment recommendations to the Portfolio Managers based on quantitative analytics</li> <li>Providing continuous support to Portfolio Managers including performance and risk monitoring and attribution, and day-to-day management of mandates (internally and externally managed)</li> <li>Playing a central role in the maintenance and data integrity of our investment management tools and systems</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>What You Need:</strong></p> <ul> <li>A quantitative undergraduate degree (e.g. Math, Engineering, Computer Science, Physical Sciences). An advanced degree in one of these fields would be an asset</li> <li>Minimum 5 years of financial markets experience, ideally as part of a multi-asset investment team</li> <li>Programming expertise in MATLAB, including object-oriented programming. Proficiency in other languages such as Python is valuable</li> <li>Understanding of capital markets and strong knowledge in one or more of these areas: Macroeconomics, Econometrics, and/or Machine Learning</li> <li>Experience in one or more of these areas: global macro, tactical asset allocation, factor research, alternative risk premia, portfolio construction and/or risk management</li> <li>Extensive use of financial software including Bloomberg and Datastream and mutli-asset risk systems</li> <li>Derivatives experience including broad index and sovereign bond futures/options, currency forwards, interest rate and/or total return swaps</li> <li>Researching and developing investment strategies invested in emerging markets and/or foreign exchange markets</li> </ul> <p><strong>What You Bring:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Advanced math and programming skills</li> <li>Excellent analytical skills and a strong knowledge of finance, accounting, economics, statistics and modern portfolio theory</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to work within a team, presenting research and portfolio analysis results to a variety of internal audiences</li> <li>Self-motivated and takes initiative, with high degree of professionalism and integrity</li> </ul> <p><strong>What Success Looks Like:</strong></p> <ul> <li>You are passionate about the MD value proposition.&nbsp;</li> <li>You are constantly learning and honing your skills.</li> <li>You are technology savvy.&nbsp;</li> <li>You embrace teamwork and sharing information.</li> <li>You feel rewarded and recognized in a way that inspires you to do your best work.</li> </ul>