Product Specialist, Venn

New York, New York, United States

Ref#: POS-4743

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Two Sigma is a financial technology company in SoHo that explores the fascinating intersection of big data, artificial intelligence, and finance. We currently manage over $47 billion AUM with 1,200+ staff spanning New York, London, Houston, and Hong Kong. We apply the scientific method to investment management and are not your typical investment manager. We follow principles of technology and innovation with equal regard to principles of investment management. Fields like machine learning and distributed computing guide us. Since 2001, we have searched for ways that these kinds of technologies can make us better at what we do.

Venn is an application of the Two Sigma technology platform, grounded by our investment research and inspired by our years of Client Solutions Advisory work. With Venn, institutional investors can understand how individual risk factors contribute to overall performance and and portfolio risk and bring new quantitative views to investment selection and strategic asset allocation. Venn is a systematization of much of the manual work previously performed by portfolio managers and our Client Solutions Advisory team and the continued development of Venn represents a significant investment on the part of Two Sigma to bring our market leading technology and research to the broader institutional investor community. As we continue to build features, we expect Venn to become an indispensable tool that everyone from Analysts to CIO's use to guide their investment decisions and expose them to strategies that will best achieve their investment goals and obligations through data.

Mission

Evangelize Two Sigma’s investment approach and the analyses provided by Venn to support Investor Relations and the Venn Client Services team with the distribution and adoption of Venn. Serve as the primary research specialist for Venn to deliver new and impactful features that improve the asset allocation process for Venn users.

Responsibilities

  • Act as an enthusiastic ambassador for Venn to drive excitement for the business and engagement with this key product initiative
  • Lead client demos and presentations with some of the world's leading institutional CIO's and analysts, capably representing the technical analyses offered by the product and Two Sigma’s systematic investment approach
  • Create customized analyses to showcase the functionality of Venn and unique insights to be gleaned from the product for a range of institutional investors using Venn to analyze their investment portfolios
  • Play a critical role in product development, testing and helping shape new features and prototypes
  • Work with research and business development teams contribute to thought leadership and investment research projects
  • Serve as a bridge between Venn, Two Sigma research and Investor Relations to communicate complex factor analyses and research concepts to users with ease and simplicity
  • Help drive the Venn product roadmap through the creation of new analyses and models, and an in depth understanding of the challenges facing large institutional CIO’s and portfolio managers

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a strong academic record in mathematics, engineering, physics, statistics (or a related quantitative or technical discipline)
  • 5 to 8 years of relevant work experience
  • Deep understanding of factor based investing and portfolio theory
  • Experience in working in a product-minded environment and comfortable interacting with developers, designers and product leads to drive product feedback and testing (tech/startup experience a plus)
  • Early adopter with a passion for new technology products and services
  • Experience presenting to and/or working with institutional investors, including the manager selection and strategic asset allocation process
  • Creative problem solver, capable of delivering non-obvious solutions to investor challenges
  • Excellent communications skills, with experience developing research and sales presentations, presenting in front of sophisticated investors and producing content explaining complex financial topics
  • Adaptable, with proven ability to adjust to daily changes in routine or demands with ease and manage demos and presentations with agility and confidence
  • Patient and approachable, comfortable working closely with both highly sophisticated and less sophisticated technical counterparts
  • Able to travel as needed to perform demos on-site
  • Excited to work in a lean environment and take on a range of responsibilities with independence and accountability
  • Ability to code a plus 

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