Financial Quantitative Analysts


Develop quantitative financial products used to inform individuals or financial institutions engaged in saving, lending, investing, borrowing, or managing risk. Investigate methods for financial analysis to create mathematical models used to develop improved analytical tools or advanced financial investment instruments.
Also called: Global Credit Quantitative Analysis Head, Investment Strategist, Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Analyst

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
    Business
  • accounting and economics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using math to solve problems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

Education:

    master's degree
    bachelor's degree
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