Multi Asset Research Analyst
Boston, MA 
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Posted 29 days ago
Job Description

At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

What you will be responsible for:

MFS is looking for an experienced Multi Asset research analyst to help expand MFS's existing Multi Asset platform. While the platform currently has significant AUM, further growth will require strong collaboration between the fundamental equity, fixed income and quantitative investment teams. This particular role with be focused on asset allocation, with a significant emphasis on the fundamental equity perspective. This will involve working with MFS's fundamental equity team to identify and harvest the team's strongest multi asset investment ideas in addition to conducting independent research primarily focused on equity investing in multi asset portfolios.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work directly with MFS's fundamental equity team to identify the team's most important views on multi asset investing.
  • Conduct fundamental research and contribute thought leadership on different aspects of cross asset investing, with a particular focus on how equities and equity factors fit into multi asset portfolios.
  • Contribute to the further development of the multi-asset platform, particularly bringing fundamental top down equities expertise to bear, including, but not limited to; strategic and dynamic asset allocation techniques including the use of derivatives, the incorporation of macro into the allocation process, quantitative and qualitative risk management, and portfolio optimization.
  • Collaborate significantly with other members of the multi asset investment group and with the relevant teams in the Equity, Quant and Fixed Income in all aspects of the above.
  • Generate actionable medium to long term investment ideas for alpha creation and tail risk management in portfolios
  • In conjunction with the MFS Strategist, collaborate with the Distribution team to enable content creation related to fundamental work undertaken
  • Support multi asset Portfolio Managers with structure and execution of trades and monitoring

Required qualifications & Experience:
  • Significant familiarity and understanding of the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the above, with a particular focus on long term fundamentals. Whilst not limited to the equity point of view, strong equity knowledge is required.
  • Ability to think independently and question the status quo
  • Strong desire to collaborate, scrutinize and be scrutinized
  • 7+ years of experience in multi-asset investing or asset allocation
  • Strong financial modeling skills, good understanding of statistics, familiarity with financial databases
  • Familiarity with macro drivers and fundamentals

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At MFS, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply - you might be just the right candidate for this role or others.

What we offer:
  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs

MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting.

This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless MFS approves an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission of an exemption request does not guarantee that an exemption will be approved or that the request can be accommodated.

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision, linked for your reference.


MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Click here to view the EEO is the Law poster and supplement.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
7+ years
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