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Pack, Jaime BGI SF
Researchers & Portfolios Managers
San Francisco/London/Tokyo/Sydney

Barclays Global Investors (BGI) is America's largest money manager, providing structured investment strategies such as indexing, risk-controlled active products, and exchange traded funds to investors worldwide. For 35 years, BGI has been at the forefront of developing innovative investment ideas, applying science and technology to the investment process. Headquartered in San Francisco and named one of the SF Business Times' ''Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2007, '' the Barclays PLC subsidiary employs over 3,500 people globally and manages $2 trillion in assets.


The following groups are hiring Researchers and Portfolio Managers:


·         Fixed Income

·         Active Equity

·         Global Market Strategies Group

·         Global Index Markets Group

·         Emerging Markets

·         Strategic Solutions Group

·         International Active Equity


The investment teams are a mix of researchers and portfolio managers sharing their passion for empirical finance. Their numbers include former academics and PhDs in finance, economics, and other quantitative disciplines. This provides a vibrant environment for productive research and a collegiate atmosphere suitable for cross fertilization of ideas between individuals and across groups within the firm. The role requires staying in touch with state of the art developments in financial research by attending various academic and practitioner conferences.





·         Combine fundamental analysis skills and investment insight with disciplined quantitative modeling skills to support the continuing development of the strategies.

·         Contribute investment ideas – drivers of asset returns, optimal portfolio construction, efficient acquisition of market exposure.

·         Daily fund management responsibilities, including: portfolio re-balancing, submitting trade lists, performance attribution, regular performance commentaries, and daily monitoring of portfolio positions.

·         Regular evaluation of portfolio construction design including backtesting as well as transaction cost and risk model evaluation.

·         Regular evaluation of signal and model performance as well as portfolio management decision performance.

·         Ph.D. in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or a quantitative discipline strongly preferred.

·         Strong quantitative finance background, including familiarity with modeling techniques, portfolio construction methodology as well as forecasting and statistical analysis methodology.

·         Experience and demonstrated skill in fundamental analysis and financial statement analysis.

·         Basic programming skills (i.e. Java or C++) as well as familiarity with statistical analysis software (i.e. SAS, Matlab, Splus) in order to handle the analysis of large data sets.



Please upload a Word or PDF resume to the following URL:






Please connect with me via LinkedIn:


Jaime Pack

Recruiting Specialist

Human Resources

Barclays Global Investors

(: (415) 908-7612 (office)

6: (415) 618-1411 (fax)

45 Fremont Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA



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