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Janus Henderson Investors Intech - Associate of Trading Research in New Jersey

Intech is a specialized global asset management firm that harnesses stock price volatility as a source of excess return and a key to risk control. Founded in 1987 in Princeton, NJ by pioneering mathematician Dr. E. Robert Fernholz, Intech serves institutional investors across five continents, delivering traditional equity, defensive equity and absolute return investment solutions. As of June 30, 2020, Intech managed about US$37.5 billion worldwide. Intech is based in West Palm Beach, FL and is an independently managed subsidiary of Janus Henderson Group (NYSE: JHG). For more information, please visit https://www.intechinvestments.com.

Role Purpose

Responsible for conducting theoretical and applied research on market structure and trading-cost models. Works with the Trading and the Portfolio Management team members to design and implement system enhancements. Operates all trading-system applications with other team members, including the reviewing of security transactions for reasonableness, handling the release and return of orders, and ensuring all relational edits within the trading system are operating within parameters. Provides system support to all trading applications including interfaces with various parties such as data vendors, clients, and custodians.

Essential Functions

  • Day-to-day operations

  • Develops a deep understanding of all aspects of the trading system

  • Operates the trading system as a member of the trading team

  • Maintains and troubleshoots all trading system applications

  • Documents the trading system environment

  • Long-term research

  • Performs quantitative research on market structure and trading-cost models

  • Proactively analyzes data, runs simulations, and pursues a wide range of research projects, for example investigating the use of alternative data sources (such as Intech’s nascent microprediction capabilities) to estimate transaction costs

  • Designs and implements system enhancements in a highly collaborative environment with Trading and Portfolio Management team members


Knowledge and Skills

  • Proficient knowledge of a structured programming language

  • Experience working with Unix-like operating systems (preferably Linux)

  • High standards of ethical conduct in adherence to applicable securities law and company policies

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently within established guidelines

  • Strong project-management skills and ability to collaborate flexibly in a team setting

Minimum Experience and Education

  • Ph.D. degree in natural sciences or mathematics.

  • Practical experience in computer programming (ideally in a C-type language).

  • No prior exposure to finance or investments is required.

Janus Henderson Investors (including Intech Investment Management LLC and other subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.