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Systematic Portfolio Analyst

Allspring Global Investments
United States, North Carolina, Charlotte
May 17, 2024
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COMPANY

Allspring Global Investments is a leading independent asset management firm that offers a broad range of investment products and solutions designed to help meet clients' goals. At Allspring, our vision is to inspire a new era of investing that pursues both financial returns and positive outcomes. With decades of trusted experience propelling us forward, we strive to build portfolios aimed at generating successful outcomes for our clients. We do this through the independence of thought that powers our investment strategies and by bringing a renewed approach to look around the corner to unlock what's possible. Allspring is a company committed to thoughtful investing, purposeful planning, and the desire to deliver outcomes that expand above and beyond financial gains. For more information, please visit About Us - Allspring Global Investments.

At Allspring, unique views inspire us. We leverage the diversity of people, ideas, and skills to help our clients pursue their financial goals. We strive to attract and retain a diverse talent pool that enables us to better serve our global client base. Intentionally fostering a diverse and inclusive culture allows us to empower innovation, productivity, and engagement. It's also essential for elevating the experience of our clients as well as the communities in which we operate. Thank you for considering Allspring as you explore the next step in your career journey.

POSITION

The candidate will work closely with portfolio managers and traders to support the investment implementation across internal systems. The candidate will also be expected to work with distribution partners as well as collaborate with other fundamental and systematic investments systems to drive process improvements and execute on investment initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES



  • Work as part of a systematic investment team looking to design and develop new and innovative investment products.
  • Assist in the design and development of active and passive systematic investment strategies.
  • Play a key role in the SMA platform and strategy development and manage client portfolios using systematic investment approach.
  • Identify new investment insights, leverage investment platform and senior research team to rigorously research these insights to determine their efficacy and orthogonality to existing insights in the products. Seek out new sources of data to support this effort.
  • Design and develop analysis and monitoring tools to achieve best practices in all aspects of the investment process (research, portfolio management, trading, and tax aware attribution).
  • Support the implementation of investment strategies with focus on high-quality execution and transparency.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis for portfolio management and strategy teams.
  • Effectively collaborate with researchers and portfolio managers across the rest of Allspring.


CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate would be somebody who has been working for a few years in an investment firm managing a large SMA book of business. They would ideally be experienced working with both internal and external teams.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS



  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Computer Science, or other quantitative discipline.
  • At least 3-5 years of working experience in building and managing portfolios, portfolio optimization/construction tools/processes etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct high quality empirical research.
  • Relevant experience working with large datasets, quantitative model development and statistical hypothesis testing.
  • Strong understanding of equities and fixed income markets, including drivers of return, risk control and portfolio construction techniques.
  • Demonstrated understanding of needs of taxable investors and ways of meeting those.
  • Excellent quantitative skills, as evidenced by formal training in econometrics or statistics, and extensive experience in utilizing those skills in a research environment.
  • Passion for sourcing and leveraging large datasets to develop new insights about financial markets.
  • Strong understanding of computer technology in financial research, with proficiency in programming (Python), statistical analysis, numerical techniques, and database (SQL) Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.
  • Excellent teamwork - work cooperatively and effectively in a small team with other researchers and portfolio managers in a fast-paced environment.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS



  • CFA Charter holder is preferred.
  • Experience with fixed income trading is preferred
  • Experience with municipal bonds is preferred



Base Pay Range: $100,000-130,000

Salary Range for California candidates only.Actual based may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary bonus programs, or other annual or non-annual incentive or sales plans.)

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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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