Quantitative Analyst

Commonfund, New York City New York, USA

Work at Commonfund

Salary: Compensation will be $90,000.00 - $110,000.00

Salary min: $90,000

Salary max: $110,000

Duration: Full-Time

Commonfund is seeking a quantitative analyst to join its Research & Analytics team. The role will provide an opportunity to apply data analytical skills in the setting of an institutional asset manager serving primarily non-profit investors.

The analyst will have the opportunity to contribute to model research and development for a range of applications, including manager and strategy evaluation, assessment of market conditions, and portfolio construction.

Candidates should demonstrate knowledge and proficiency across a range of quantitative methods and data types; they should also have experience applying these methods to complex and challenging problems, either in an academic or industry setting.

The analyst should further possess exceptional communication skills and demonstrate an ability to describe effectively analytical methods, results, and conclusions.

Financial market experience is not required, though the ideal candidate will be able to develop thorough subject knowledge starting with existing research.

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter that includes a brief writing sample on a research topic of interest and email careers@commonfund.org


  • Advanced degree in quantitative discipline preferred (e.g., statistics, engineering, physics)
  • Broad proficiency in quantitative modeling methods, including data analysis, research design, and data structuring
  • Demonstrated ability to make appropriate model choices, and to identify and explain assumptions, trade-offs, and degrees of precision
  • Programming experience preferably including MATLAB
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills

About Commonfund

Commonfund is an asset management firm founded in 1971 with a two-part mission. First, to create investment solutions for nonprofits that previously did not have the scale and access to the best managers and strategies. As importantly, our charter was to also create educational programs that would bring current best practices to institutional investors of all sizes and segments. Our insights have helped to advance asset management practices and grow portfolios through ever-changing investment environments. Commonfund too, has changed and grown dramatically over the years–expanding both our investment solution offerings and the client segments we serve. Yet, our mission has remained the same: to enhance the financial resources and improve the investment management practices of our clients.


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