The Systematic Strategies Team manages over $18 billion in retail and institutional equity assets. The strategies managed by the team include several different mandates, split into three categories based on investor risk preference. Disciplined strategies are actively managed with a higher tracking error, Enhanced strategies have a lower tracking error and tighter risk constraints, and Index Plus strategies are managed very close to their benchmarks with a slight tilt towards our alpha signals. Our products span capitalization and style (Core/Value/Growth) categories.
The quantitative research team supports Systematic Strategies by building, enhancing, and maintaining a suite of fundamentally driven, industry specific stock selection models using best-in-class data, quantitative methods, and model construction techniques. Collaboration with the centralized fundamental research team of analysts is one of our key differentiators. This helps us bring to our clients' models that are grounded in economic and business fundamentals and portfolios that benefit from the discipline and risk management of a systematic process.
What you will accomplish:
In collaboration with the other portfolio managers in the team, you will
Consistently implement the portfolio management process.
Research opportunities to improve portfolio construction and risk management of all products.
Keep abreast of the drivers of market and portfolio performance and share insights across the team.
Work with the quantitative research team to help set direction for research and provide guidance for analyses as required.
Communicate with clients regularly about performance of their portfolios and market our products to new prospects.
Design and develop new products, when appropriate, to address client requests or market needs.
As a senior member of the team, you will also mentor analysts, providing advice and opportunities for learning and growth.
Why you will like this role:
As part of a small portfolio management team, you will influence the direction and success of the group.
Culture of collaboration across the organization.
Access to and ability to work with firmwide fundamental resources to inform and improve portfolios and strategies.
10+ years of experience in systematic/quantitative portfolio management.
Experience in research and implementation of quantitative signals and stock selection models.
An advanced degree in business, finance, or another quantitative field (MBA, MS, or PhD).
Solid understanding of quantitative financial mathematics.
Steadfast commitment to ethical standards.
Ability to work and contribute effectively both as a team player and individually.
Strong communication skills and ability to effectively interface with clients, consultants, board members, and senior management.
About Our Company
Millions of people around the world rely on Columbia Threadneedle Investments to manage their money. We're intentionally built to help our clients succeed, backed by a global team of 2,000 people including more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. At Columbia Threadneedle, you'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority. In addition to our competitive total rewards package, employees stay with us because of our culture and commitment to their development. And, backed by the strength of our parent company, Ameriprise Financial, we are committed to providing you with the tools, resources, recognition and rewards to help you shape the career you want.
Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity, disability, veteran status, marital status, family status or any other basis prohibited by law.