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Type of Role: InvestmentsResearch

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Salary: $65K - $80K

At Franklin Templeton, everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes. We do that by partnering closely with our clients, assessing their strategic needs, and identifying the solution or solutions that can meet the challenge. Over 9,500 employees working in 30 countries around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 155 countries. For more than 75 years our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

What is the Quantitative and Risk Analytics team responsible for??

Our Quantitative and Risk Analytics group, located in Lincoln, MA is hiring a Quantitative Data Analyst to report directly to our Head of Quantitative and Risk Analytics.  The team oversees portfolio analytics, simulation based-frameworks, strategic asset allocation, and quantitative research for our Fiduciary Trust/ Advisory Solutions Group and UHNW RIA.

What is the Quantitative Data Analyst responsible for?

In this role, you will maintain the underlying data essential to our proprietary investment risk-management and forecasting tools, models, and corresponding software interfaces deployed at the firm.

What are the ongoing responsibilities of the Quantitative Data Analyst?

  • Validate and maintain investment exposure data across asset classes —a key input for our risk management software
  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly data integrity processes critical to the support of various quantitative models
  • Lead quarterly investment fund slide deck generation and continued maintenance
  • Enhance our data gathering and validation process with the intention of efficiency and scalability
  • Update various composite performance models used by Private Equity and other investment teams
  • Coordinate with Research, Portfolio Management, and Reporting teams to troubleshoot data-related issues which arise

What ideal qualifications, skills & experience would help someone to be successful?

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Finance, Economics, Computer Science, Math, or related field
  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ full-time experience in the financial industry
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Excel, VBA, Python, and SQL
  • Experience with analysis of large data sets with an eye towards structure
  • Excellent attention to detail and time-management skills with a problem-solving mindset geared towards improvement of current processes and creation of new ones
  • Disciplined work ethic and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with FactSet a plus

Franklin Templeton offers employees a competitive and valuable range of total rewards—monetary and non-monetary—designed to support the whole person and to recognize their time, talents, and results. Along with base compensation, other compensation is offered such as a discretionary bonus, 401k plan, health insurance, and other perks. There are several factors taken into consideration in making compensation decisions including but not limited to location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. At Franklin Templeton, we apply a total reward philosophy where all aspects of compensation and benefits are taken into consideration in determining compensation. We expect the salary for this position to range between $65,000 – $80,000.


What makes Franklin Templeton unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards—the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include: 

  • Three weeks paid time off the first year
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance  
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 85% company match on your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions, up to the IRS limits
  • Employee Stock Investment Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
  • Onsite fitness center and recreation center*
  • Onsite cafeteria*  

*Only applicable at certain locations  

We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities. An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values, and is an important element of how we achieve success.

We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals.

Franklin Templeton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. We invite you to visit us at Franklin Templeton Careers to learn more about our company, career opportunities and recruitment process.

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