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Senior Portfolio Risk Analyst

Kansas City

The Senior Analyst will join the Equity Risk Analysis Group, a team of seven providing quantitative support to investment teams for equity strategies and multi-asset strategies globally, as well as for the firm's senior management. The team's duties include acquiring and analyzing data related to research projects; designing, building, and maintaining quantitative stock-ranking models; using risk models to understand systematic risk exposures and their consequences; presenting analysis and research results in both written and spoken form; and creating robust, extensible portfolio analytics. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in managing and interpreting data sets related to equity strategies and multi-asset strategies, and enthusiasm for solving problems and communicating the results to end users. The typical duties of the Senior Analyst are likely to include the following:


  • Analyze portfolio construction as well as risk and return for equity and multi-asset portfolios, finding creative ways to display research results
  • Build direct line of communication with portfolio management teams
  • Respond to ad-hoc questions from portfolio managers, clients, and other stakeholders
  • Set up and troubleshoot processes to generate and visualize meaningful data sets using standard data sources
  • Efficiently leverage third-party tools, such as FactSet and Bloomberg, and maintain existing processes on these platforms
  • Act as domain expert for other team members as required


Key traits

  • Master's degree or higher in Finance, Statistics, Computational Finance, or other relevant field, or equivalent professional experience.  CFA preferred.
  • At least three years of prior experience in a role emphasizing quantitative analysis of equity portfolios
  • Strong programming and scripting skills, with knowledge of at least two of MATLAB, Python, R, SQL, and VBA
  • Demonstrated ability to harness technology to analyze data and gain insights
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Creative problem-solving skills and a drive to tackle difficult tasks
  • Strong communication skills, both spoken and written; public speaking experience a plus.
  • Attention to detail

About Macquarie Asset Management

In Macquarie Asset Management you will join a global asset manager that aims to deliver positive impact for everyone. Trusted by institutions, pension funds, governments, and individuals to manage more than A$773/€523/£440/$US578 billion in assets globally, we provide access to specialist investment expertise across a range of capabilities including fixed income, equities, multi-asset solutions, private credit, infrastructure, green investments, natural assets, real estate, and asset finance.

All figures as at 31 March 2022.

Our COVID-19 policy

In line with local regulations, all Macquarie employees in New York are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of full vaccination in order to attend the office and to participate in external meetings and business travel in New York City, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law. Outside of New York, proof of vaccination is not required to attend a Macquarie office, travel for business, or attend an external business event.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you're inspired to deliver on our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’, we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, gender identity or any other impermissible criterion or circumstance. Macquarie also takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

We equip our people with the support to work in a range of flexible ways. Talk to us about what working arrangements would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 18,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

Find out more at

Job no: MAM-966673
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Kansas City
Category: Senior, Mid-senior, Asset Management, Equities
Group: Macquarie Asset Management
Division: Public Investments
Recruiter: Katie Maier
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