Quantitative Investing Associate at Betterment
Betterment is a technology-driven financial services company that offers services for spending and saving, alongside its core investing and retirement solutions. Since 2010, Betterment has had one mission: to help people make the most of their money so they can live better lives. Using cutting-edge technology, Betterment empowers its hundreds of thousands of customers to manage their money – for today, tomorrow, and someday – through personalized, expert advice; automated money management tools; and tax-smart strategies that help keep taxes low. Learn more www.betterment.com.About the Role:
Betterment’s Investing Team provides the domain expertise required to build all product solutions that deliver financial advice to its customers. Integrated closely with the Trading, Operations, and Product teams, we engage in rigorous R&D and iteration to create long-term value and efficiencies for our clients. As a Quantitative Investing Researcher, you will primarily be responsible for providing investing domain expertise, financial markets research, and economic analysis in support of the Betterment for Business (B4B) 401(k) service. You will be reporting to our Director of Investing, Betterment for Business.
We’re seeking someone analytically minded, with a deep passion for making investing better, combined with a strong intention to detail. To be successful in this role, you will be curious and hands-on. We’ll look to you to be creative and instinctive, while demonstrating the ability to support your arguments with empirical evidence. You will be joining a team that cares deeply about the product, doing the right thing, and motivating others to always keep the common goal in mind.
Betterment for Business is a 401(k) service built from the ground up with the needs of the modern employee in mind. It's selected by employers who want to offer their employees tailored and smart financial advice that will help them create a more secure future. Betterment for Business is powered by Betterment's proprietary, smart technology that automates and optimizes asset allocation to enhance financial wellness.
We are hiring in all states except CO.A Day in the Life:
- Support the Director of Investing with writing, researching and analyzing content on the performance of financial markets and the macroeconomy and how both have driven recent returns on all Betterment investment portfolios
- Be a point of contact for our B4B team for questions that fall within our domain
- Identify new opportunities for Betterment to better serve its B4B customers through our advice features and investment strategy.
- Analyze, test, improve, and develop asset allocations for model portfolios
- Identify and test improvements to our algorithmic advice models, portfolio management strategies, rebalancing algorithms, risk management approaches, and/or tax overlay strategies using a B4B specific lens
- Build strategic and trusted relationships with our Trading, Product, and Engineering teams to test new ideas and bring investing products to life
- Experience in the financial industry, ideally at a bank or large asset management firm
- Strong knowledge of R, Python, Julia or another statistical computing language
- Experience writing production-quality, scalable, efficient code for reliable testing
- Familiarity with financial datasets across different asset classes
- Clear and effective communication skills (both verbal and written), especially for presenting complex quantitative research to experts and non-experts
Joining Betterment means belonging to a community of folks passionate about change, being on a team that cares for your well-being, and continuing on a journey of non-stop growth and evolution.
You’ll join a Community that Cares:
- Betterment is a place to bring your best self. We welcome families (and pets) for all our activities such as lunches, company retreats, and celebrations.
- Make meaningful connections with your peers through interest groups, sports clubs, social events, meetups, and regular knowledge sharing, all occurring in a remote friendly way.
- Join one or more of our 8 Employee Resource Strategy Groups as a member or an ally, and help us shape Betterment’s culture and product for years to come.
You’ll stay Happy and Healthy:
- We will ensure you're set up and cared for with a customizable workstation, enrollment in our 401(k) service, flexible parental leave, annual gym reimbursements and a whole suite of thoughtful benefits.
- You’ll have unlimited paid personal and vacation days, and a team that cares about your whole life, not just what you’re working on.
You’ll Learn & Grow:
- Enhance your skills and abilities through Betterment University courses and additional allowance for outside learning.
- As part of a team that values knowledge sharing and transparency you can opt into mentoring and career coaching programs, weekly company meetings, and show & tells.
Please note that Betterment is dedicated to providing accommodations to candidates with disabilities. If you need accommodations at any point throughout the interview process, please reach out to [email protected]What Happens Next?
We expect to take a few weeks to review all applications. If we would like to spend more time with you, you will hear from us to arrange next steps. You can expect 3-4 sets of conversations, all remote, with your future colleagues in the weeks following your application.
Throughout the interview process, we’ll look to learn more about your skills, experiences, capabilities, and motivators. Many of our interview questions will be behavioral, aimed at understanding how you might operate here at Betterment. We may ask you to complete a case study exercise or technical assessments, depending on the role, as we aim to collect a robust set of data points throughout the interview process.
On average, it takes us around 4-6 weeks to complete the interview process. As a best practice, we aim to interview at least 3 final round candidates before making a hiring decision.
Please note that we’re unable to offer individual feedback during the interview process. We usually see 1,000+ applications for open positions, and our hiring team simply doesn’t have the bandwidth to offer personalized feedback to each candidate.
We recognize that interviewing for a new role is a big deal. We appreciate you giving us consideration as the next step in your career. Our Recruiting Team is here to support and advocate for you through the interview process, so please let us know how we can help.Come join us!
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