Financial Quantitative Analysts

Financial Quantitative Analyst Studies Data

Financial quantitative analysts, also called quantitative research analysts, assist companies and individuals in making informed decisions about investments. They analyze the performance of various types of investments, such as stocks and bonds, and research opportunities for investments based on the companies' and individuals' financial situations. They review their client's financial history and goals and current and projected economic and business trends. They write reports and present their findings and recommendations to clients. Financial quantitative analysts are employed by security and brokerage firms, banks, credit institutions, and insurance and investment companies. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Quantitative Research Analysts
Duties Analyze past and current finances and investments of companies; research investment options; make investment recommendations
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, with high demand in major cities such as New York, Boston, and Chicago
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience Two to three years experience
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Enterprising
  • Realistic
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Math
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Financial Manager or Chief Financial Officer
  • Senior Financial Quantitative Analyst
  • Financial Quantitative Analyst
  • Research Assistant or Junior Financial Quantitative Analyst