Financial Quantitative Analysts


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+5.5% (as fast as the average)


What Financial Quantitative Analysts Do

Develop quantitative techniques to inform securities investing, equities investing, pricing, or valuation of financial instruments. Develop mathematical or statistical models for risk management, asset optimization, pricing, or relative value analysis.

Other Job Titles Financial Quantitative Analysts May Have

Investment Strategist, Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Analyst, Quantitative Research Analyst, Quantitative Strategy Analyst, Research Analyst

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Develop core analytical capabilities or model libraries, using advanced statistical, quantitative, or econometric techniques.
  • Provide application or analytical support to researchers or traders on issues such as valuations or data.
  • Research or develop analytical tools to address issues such as portfolio construction or optimization, performance measurement, attribution, profit and loss measurement, or pricing models.
  • Maintain or modify all financial analytic models in use.
  • Apply mathematical or statistical techniques to address practical issues in finance, such as derivative valuation, securities trading, risk management, or financial market regulation.

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