Quantitative Researcher

Mumbai, India

ARP Investments (“ARP”) is a quantitative investment boutique headquartered in Midtown Manhattan. The Firm currently has an AUM of approximately $2 billion*. ARP creates diversified sources of absolute returns across multiple asset classes. Within a scientific, hypothesis-driven framework, ARP leverages modern statistical methods and vast datasets to drive every step of the investment process. Alpha forecast models, portfolio construction, and the trading process rely on the ingenuity and mathematical expertise of 40+ investment professionals. ARP offers two categories of investment products – Systematic Alpha and Alternative Risk Premia. Both are designed to provide superior risk-adjusted returns while exhibiting low correlation to traditional and alternative asset classes. Each invests in liquid, scalable markets. On average, ARP’s partners have spent over 20 years researching, investing, and trading systematic alternative investment strategies.

Role Summary

The Quantitative Researcher position will be based in Mumbai and be a part of the Portfolio Enhancements team. They will collaborate closely with senior researchers to develop rigorous scientific methods and analytics for a sophisticated quantitative investment process covering forecast models, risk management models, and portfolio optimization tools.

We are seeking candidates who have excelled in quantitative research and have demonstrated the ability to conduct independent research utilizing large datasets. Quantitative research experience could be in the fields of mathematics, statistics, pure sciences, engineering, etc. Prior experience in investments and finance is beneficial but not mandatory. This role is ideal for candidates who have a strong research background in experimental sciences and are interested in quantitative investment research.

Responsibilities

  • Apply advanced statistical techniques to develop forecast models utilizing large datasets
  • Develop and refine risk management and portfolio optimization models
  • Identify potential enhancements to quantitative investment processes
  • Review research papers and journals as a part of the research process
  • Manage different aspects of the research process including methodology selection, data collection and analysis, prototyping, and back-testing
  • Build systems for implementation of quantitative investment processes
  • Contribute towards white papers and thought leadership articles published by the firm

Qualifications

  • PhD, M.Tech. or M.Sc. in computer science, economics, statistics, physics or similar quantitative disciplines from a top tier institute
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent in-depth research utilizing large datasets
  • Validate prior research experience through research publications
  • Excellent mathematical and statistical skills
  • Working knowledge of Python will be beneficial
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good coordination skills and ability to work in a team

*As of Jan 2, 2020. AUM reflects regulatory AUM as per SEC definition for the purposes of Item 5.F on the Form ADV Part 1a.

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