Financial Quantitative Analysts


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Financial Quantitative Analysts

Introduction

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 ...

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Median Salary

$98,146

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Two to three years experience


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Skills

Business Management


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Personality Traits

Conventional

Earnings

The average salary for financial quantitative analysts was $98,146 in 2019, according to PayScale.com. Earnings ranged from $58,000 to $144,000 or more.  

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that median annual earnings of financial analysts were $85,660 in May 2018. Top earners (the top 10 percent) made more than $167,420, and the lowest salaries (the lowest 10 percent) were less than $...

Work Environment

Financial quantitative analysts usually work in a corporate office environment. Much of their work is conducted independently, through online research and by talking on the phone with clients. Some may work from their home offices. Travel is also required for client meetings, conferences and events, and conducting research by visiting other companies' locations. They often work more than 40 hou...

Outlook

Employment for financial analysts is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all careers through 2028, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). As the economy strengthens, business investments will continue to grow. Demand for quantitative analysts will increase due to the increasingly complex nature and wide variety of financial products and investment ...

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