Quantitative Analyst Intern
O'Neil Global Advisors (OGA) is an investment advisor that builds algorithmic strategies based on proprietary quantitative factor research pioneered by investing legend William J. O'Neil. Bill's methodology has achieved consistent success over more than five decades, and OGA's strategies provide our clients with an exclusive way to capture the success of his powerful and disciplined approached to investing.We develop strategies that are inspired by Bill's disciplined quantitative approach and incorporate his desire for constant improvement through ongoing backtesting.
The goal of our Quant Anlayst internship program is to expose talented individuals to the projects and environment associated with full-time work in quantitative analysis and strategy development at O’Neil Global Advisors. Interns interact with various quantitative professionals and gain valuable work experience while demonstrating their skills on a variety of real-world projects. Working closely with quantitative analysts, data scientists, software engineers and other senior staff as mentors, interns can expect an inclusive environment conducive to learning. Successful interns will come from top math, statistics, physics, engineering, computer science, and other technical and quantitative programs. Outstanding performance as an intern often results in an offer of full-time employment upon graduation.
Duties and Responsibilities
For Quantitative Analyst interns, projects might include: research on equity markets around the world, analysis of various cross sectional and event-based factors, creating forecasting models, and developing techniques and code to improve our trading strategies.
Here is a breakdown of how Interns spend their time:
- Factor Research – 60%
- Documentation and presentation of Factor Research results - 20%
- Study of academic articles and prior studies – 10%
- Planning – 10%
Qualifications & Requirements
- Progress toward a Masters degree in math, statistics, physics, engineering, computer science, or other technical or quantitative degree
- Coding experience in Python and familiarity with Jupyter Notebooks or Jupyter Labs is essential
- Demonstrated analytical, mathematical, statistical acumen
- Rising junior or senior with exposure to upper level finance, capital markets, or marketing courses
- Familiarity with both fundamental and quantitative equity investing
- Previous experience in asset management or financial services would be adventageous
- CFA, CIPM, or CAIA certifications is a plus
The program supports remote, in-person, and hybrid internships that mirror our current working model. Regardless of location, Interns will have the oportnity to interact remotely and in-person with our teams in United States, India, and China. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in company wide events that require some travel within the United States. While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to sit and use hands to type. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Equal Opportunity Employer
O'Neil Global Advisors is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.