Financial Quantitative Analysts
On the Job
Financial Quantitative Analysts help individuals or businesses determine the best ways to invest, lend, or save money. They design and use advanced mathematical models to do this. They may also advise on the best data to collect for these purposes.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Analyze business or financial data.
- Analyze risks related to investments in green technology.
- Apply mathematical models of financial or business conditions.
- Develop technical specifications for systems or equipment.
- Confer with personnel to coordinate business operations.
- Discuss business strategies, practices, or policies with managers.
- Develop business or financial information systems.
- Develop financial analysis methods.
- Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
- Monitor business indicators.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- High levels of competition.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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