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DiMeo Schneider & Associates

Research Associate – Global Public Markets

August 14, 2019 | Chicago, IL

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DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C., a nationwide investment consulting firm, seeks a passionate, results driven and humble Research Associate to join our Global Public Markets team. This associate will work alongside our brilliant Research team, researching traditional investment managers. The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail, significant analytical ability and excellent communication skills. The appropriate individual will find the position to be challenging and rewarding. Our fast-paced environment provides significant opportunity for career advancement and professional stimulation. Firm culture promotes an environment that fosters teamwork and values associates that are accountable and thoughtfully driven.

Job Functions

  • Assist team with all facets of the investment manager due diligence process
  • Help build and enhance quantitative tools that are intuitive, simple to maintain and improve the research process
  • Design and development of analytical solutions in data gathering, cleansing and reporting across investment portfolios
  • Contribute to calls and meetings with investment managers for due diligence updates
  • Create and update reports for investment manager search process

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a preferred focus on Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Data Science – required
  • A CFA Charterholder or progress in the CFA program – a plus
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Outlook, Word and Excel – required
  • Professional experience applying machine learning, regression analysis, probabilistic modeling and/or time series analysis techniques on structured data – a plus
  • Passion for investing and global public markets
  • A strong understanding of statistics (e.g., Bayesian, Frequentist, etc.)
  • Knowledge of capital markets, including domestic and foreign equities and fixed income
  • Extensive experience with programming and data manipulation languages (e.g., R, Python, Julia)
  • Comfortable presenting to both internal and external groups
  • Flexible when priorities shift and able to work autonomously
  • Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy, organization and time management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential
  • Hard working professional with a desire to work in a collaborative environment
  • Thoughtfully driven, accountable and able to check your ego

Travel Requirements

  • Less than 10% travel for trainings and or business events

Work Environment

  • Collaborative, fast-paced, and dynamic all represent the day-to-day work environment as a member of our research team
  • All research professionals are encouraged to think creatively and improve the research process not simply participate in research efforts
  • This role works in a professional office environment located in downtown Chicago
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

  • Sitting, particularly for sustained periods of time
  • Regularly required to speak and hear
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

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Why Choose DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C.?

Headquartered in Chicago’s financial district with additional offices in Austin, Texas and Washington, DC, the firm strives to provide impartial, cost effective investment consulting to plan sponsors, non-profit organizations and private clients. Seasoned professionals make use of leading edge technology to deliver a variety of services including: investment policies, performance evaluation, asset allocation analysis, administrative/trustee search, asset liability analysis, spending policies, manager/fund search, cost/benefit analysis. The firm prides itself on the level of service it provides to each client and a proactive approach. DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C. is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce; women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.