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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: VP/Principal/Director

Location: Los Angeles, California

Salary: $135K - $290K

Capital Group is an American financial services company. It ranks among the world’s oldest and largest investment management organizations, with over $2.6 trillion in assets under management. Founded in Los Angeles, California in 1931, it is privately held and has offices around the globe in the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. Details below.

Capital Solutions Group (CSG) is the investment team responsible for performing research and making investment recommendations in support of Capital Group’s multi-asset portfolio solutions effort.  The multi-asset portfolio solutions include but is not limited to: American Funds and American Funds Insurance Series based ’40 Act fund-of-funds and solutions; Global client target date and model platforms; PCS model portfolios; institutional solutions overseen by Capital Group.

The Solutions Capital Markets Assumptions (CMA) Analyst will join a team of collegial, honest and intellectually rigorous researchers in Capital’s investment organization.  A hallmark of Capital’s philosophy is an overriding focus on the long term, whether regarding investment results, relationship management or the stewardship of the company itself.  The culture of Capital Group is built on a foundation of shared values that influence associates’ decision-making and the way they interact with clients, investors and one another: Integrity, client focus, diverse perspectives, long term and community.

As a Solutions Analyst, you will contribute to the team in the following ways:

  • Work in a team of Analysts, Research Director, Portfolio Managers and business management specialists to perform relevant research and deliver recommendations in support of Capital Groups multi-asset portfolios solutions platforms.
  • Bring expertise and provide thought-leadership on research for developing capital markets assumptions for global equity and fixed income asset classes
  • Utilize industry publications, industry databases, internal proprietary databases and additional internal resources as needed to compile research
  • Contribute to / initiate deep dive and/or thematic research that cuts across global markets
  • Perform research and present recommendations for Capital Market Assumptions to the Oversight Committees to consider as inputs for multi-asset portfolio research and design
  • Develop and maintain proprietary models and resources supporting the above activities, involving collaboration with cross functional teams, including IT
  • Communicate methodology and rationale behind our Capital Market Assumptions with team and internal stakeholders
  • Manage relationships with internal subject matter experts who provide ongoing inputs across a variety of asset classes

“I am the person Capital Group is looking for.”

  • You have strong academic credentials with advanced degree in mathematics, science, finance, economics or econometrics; PhD degree in economics or finance would be a plus
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of relevant experience. Demonstrated research and development experience of global capital market assumptions in multiple currencies. Background in alternatives would be a plus
  • You have proven analytical and problem-solving skills with an understanding of time-series analysis, asset pricing theory, econometric models, currency modeling, and macroeconomics
  • You have experience programming in a high-performance language for technical computing (Python and/or R and/or MATLAB), SQL, and other databases and systems as they apply to optimization, simulation, scenario, and statistical analysis
  • You are an advanced user of other databases/quantitative tools as well as Bloomberg/FactSet
  • You have strong written and oral communication skills to engage with a variety of audiences including investment professionals, distill complex concepts into simple language and deliver research/insights to a diverse group of associates
  • You are organized, detail-oriented and results driven, committed to delivering research and recommendations in a timely manner
  • Your skills and experience allow you to develop recommendations and support assertions with relevant quantitative and qualitative data
  • You are proactive and work collaboratively in a team environment

Los Angeles Base Salary Range minimum and maximum: $135,000 – $290,000

In addition to a highly competitive base salary, per plan guidelines, restrictions and vesting requirements, you also will be eligible for an individual annual performance bonus, plus Capital’s annual profitability bonus plus a retirement plan where Capital contributes 15% of your eligible earnings.