Lead Quantitative Analyst at Morningstar

| Chicago
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The Group: Morningstar’s Quantitative Research team creates independent investment research and data-driven analytics designed to help investors discover relevant catalyzing insights that can be relied upon and deliver them efficiently. We utilize statistical rigor and large data sets to inform the methodologies we develop. Our research encompasses hundreds of thousands of securities within a large breadth of asset classes including equities, fixed income, structured credit, and funds. Morningstar is one of the largest independent sources of fund, equity, and credit data and research in the world, and our advocacy for investors’ interests is the foundation of our company. 

 

The Role: As a Lead Quantitative Analyst, you will be a highly visible representative of our Quantitative Research team. In this role you will be analyzing large data sets and condensing complex information into concise, relevant, and easy to communicate results. You will assist in the implementation and maintenance of statistical software applications, research databases, and other data products. In addition, you’ll be responsible for creating original investment research that helps investors. A successful candidate will have impeccable interpersonal and communications skills, a solid quantitative mindset, and a strong understanding of finance. This position is located in our Chicago office.
    
Responsibilities:

  • Faithfully represent the work of the quantitative research team to internal stakeholders and external clients
  • Generate original investment research with the goal of improving outcomes for our clients
  • Assist in the development of production applications that incorporate numerical techniques such as linear algebra, machine learning, statistics, time series analysis, and optimization
  • Become a subject-matter expert in multiple investment topics including market microstructure as well as Morningstar’s proprietary methodology and data points

  

Requirements:

  • A master’s degree in quantitative or financial discipline (PhD is desirable)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in data science or finance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Python, including packages like pandas, scikit-learn, tensorflow, and numpy
  • Proficient with SQL
  • Experience with equity tick data is a plus
  • Broad proficiency in statistical methods, time series analysis, and machine learning methods
  • Meet strict deadlines and juggle various tasks while maintaining excellent attention to detail and impeccable accuracy in running and proofing analysis
  • Ability to stay organized and to quickly and efficiently handle multiple projects at the same time is crucial in this role
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, while also taking ownership of projects independently with minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with Agile software engineering practices
  • Intellectual curiosity for the world of quantitative research
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Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Culture
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Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
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Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
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Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
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Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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