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Summer Intern - Risk Analyst

Summer Intern - Risk Analyst

Location 
US-CA-Pasadena
Category 
Risk Management

Overview

A ten week internship program designed to provide valuable career experience for Ph.D level students who wish to apply their education and skills in a fixed-income-oriented work environment.   This is an intensive program that mirrors the responsibilities of a full time position within the Firm. Participants get on-the-job training as well as technical and business-oriented education. The intern will work in the Risk Management department of the firm.

Responsibilities

  • Provide research and analysis to inform the risk assessment process, assessing portfolio risk exposure, understanding benchmark characteristics and determining trade allocation parameters.
  • Insure the integrity of all data being utilized, to include monitoring the daily process that maintains and updates the primary securities database and related analytical systems

Perform quantitative analysis as required for portfolio specific analysis.

Qualifications

 

  • Candidates should be in the process of completing a graduate-level degree in a quantitative field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in fixed income financial markets
  • Strong technological acumen; advanced Excel, Access queries, SQL, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Bloomberg API highly desires
  • Team oriented, analytical and flexible, excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication skills required.

Academic Qualifications:

Graduate students with a proven record of academic excellence and achievement.