Financial Quantitative Analysts
Also called: Investment Strategist, Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Analyst,
What they do:
Develop quantitative techniques to inform securities investing, equities investing, pricing, or valuation of financial instruments. Develop mathematical or statistical models for risk management, asset optimization, pricing, or relative value analysis.On the job, you would:
 Develop core analytical capabilities or model libraries, using advanced statistical, quantitative, or econometric techniques.
 Provide application or analytical support to researchers or traders on issues such as valuations or data.
 Research or develop analytical tools to address issues such as portfolio construction or optimization, performance measurement, attribution, profit and loss measurement, or pricing models.
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Business
Arts and Humanities

Basic Skills
Problem Solving
People and Technology Systems

Math
Verbal
Ideas and Logic

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:

You might use software like this on the job: Object or component oriented development software
Presentation software
Analytical or scientific software


New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
$81,590
$47,230
$156,150


What they do:
Develop quantitative techniques to inform securities investing, equities investing, pricing, or valuation of financial instruments. Develop mathematical or statistical models for risk management, asset optimization, pricing, or relative value analysis.On the job, you would:
 Develop core analytical capabilities or model libraries, using advanced statistical, quantitative, or econometric techniques.
 Provide application or analytical support to researchers or traders on issues such as valuations or data.
 Research or develop analytical tools to address issues such as portfolio construction or optimization, performance measurement, attribution, profit and loss measurement, or pricing models.
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
ABILITIES
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
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
You might use software like this on the job:
Object or component oriented development software
 Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
 R
Presentation software
 Microsoft PowerPoint
Analytical or scientific software
 IBM SPSS Statistics
 SAS
EDUCATION
 master's degree
 bachelor's degree
JOB OUTLOOK
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
$81,590
$47,230
$156,150