Quantitative Research Associate (Fixed Income)

Date: Sep 6, 2022

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90071

Company: Capital Group

Req ID: 54667 

Location: Los Angeles

Other location(s): N/A 


“I can be myself at work.”


You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world  ̶  everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.


We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.


“I can influence my income.”


You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).


“I can lead a full life.”


You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones


Note: We value flexibility and have a menu of options for our associates to leverage to help set up their work-life balance.  Our associates enjoy a hybrid approach with three days in the office on a weekly basis. We encourage you to discuss the specific guidelines for your role throughout your interview process.


Quantitative Research Associate


As a member of the Quantitative Research and Analytics group (QRA) at Capital Group (CG), you will conduct rigorous peer-reviewed quantitative investment research and analysis. You apply knowledge of quantitative methods and global markets to develop insight in support of the investment decision making process.  You will contribute to core group activities including portfolio analysis, quantitative portfolio construction, factor modeling, and risk analytics. 


With a focus on global fixed income markets, you will create and execute complex, abstract mathematical models.  You’ll partner with portfolio managers, analysts, investment risk professionals and our fixed income portfolio strategy team.  Your experience and insight will contribute to the evolving development of our quantitative research. You’re well versed in mathematical concepts, financial topics and software. In responding to urgent reporting requests on a regular basis, you’ll proactively refine your process and presentation. You find joy in discovering new ways of dissecting and visualizing data. You embrace collaboration and regularly contribute in group discussions.


In this role you will:

  • Conduct and communicate quantitative research and portfolio analysis.
  • Gather, maintain, and analyze market, financial and economic data in support of modeling needs.
  • Respond to questions and requests for analysis and expertise from team associates, investment professionals, and other CG associates.
  • Respond to deadline-driven requests (potentially including regulatory or other external requests) requiring quantitative analysis.
  • Participate in the ongoing evolution of quantitative research and analysis at CG.
  • Participate in collaborative process-oriented projects within QRA and across CG.
  • Develop analytical reporting and execute it on a regular basis with periodic updates and refinements.
  • Learn about new models, tools, techniques, and processes and identifies and communicates potential applications at CG.


”I am the person Capital Group is looking for”


  • You have excellent quantitative research skills, as evidenced by an advanced degree (MFE, MSc, PhD) in a mathematically robust discipline (e.g., econometrics, mathematical finance, statistics, or physics) or equivalent experience.
  • You have excellent systems and computer skills, including a strong working knowledge of Excel and quantitative programming languages (e.g., Python or R); Knowledge of financial software (e.g., Bloomberg, Aladdin, Axioma, Capital IQ or FactSet) is a plus.
  • You use a variety of mathematical and financial concepts to structure complex problems as they apply to fixed income portfolio construction, calculus, portfolio theory, derivatives, etc.
  • You have Intellectual curiosity about financial markets, asset allocation, and investing.
  • You effectively communicate findings across a variety of audiences.  You collaborate well, and partner closely with QRA associates, quantitative technology peers, investment professionals, and other groups within CG. 
  • You understand quantitative financial concepts as they apply to multi-asset portfolio optimization, econometrics and derivatives is a plus. Existing knowledge of quantitative financial models and demonstrated ability to learn within a quantitative research role is preferred.
  • You have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • You have excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of associates including Investment Group, Results Analysis and IT.
  • You’ve found that stepping out of your comfort zone opens the door to innovation. You’re open to constructive opinions and are always looking to improve your work product
  • You must be able to meet regular deadlines, demonstrate excellent attention to detail, and work well under tight time constraints, while balancing multiple priorities.
  • You’re able to work independently and as part of a team in a highly collaborative environment.
  • You’re self-motivated, take initiative and demonstrate commitment to continuously improve skills and self.


“I can apply in less than 4 minutes.”


You’ve reviewed this job posting and you’re ready to start the candidate journey with us. Apply now to move to the next step in our recruiting process. If this role isn’t what you’re looking for, check out our other opportunities and join our talent community.


“I can learn more about Capital Group.” 


At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That’s why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.


We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 


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