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Janus Henderson Investors Fixed Income Quant Intern- Summer 2022 in Denver, Colorado

We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.

We look forward to learning more about you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter. With you cover letter, please include answers to the following questions in 3-5 sentences each:

  • Why are you interested in a career in quantitative finance?

  • What is most attractive about an internship at Janus Henderson?

  • What involvement have you had with coding and/or finance outside of required classwork?

  • What is the most personally interesting thing happening right now in the world of finance and/or markets? Why is it interesting to you?

    The department

    Janus Henderson offers expertise across all major asset classes, with investment teams situated around the world. These dynamic teams are structured and operate in ways that are best suited to their asset classes and manage products designed to meet a range of investor needs globally. We do not impose top-down house views; instead we allow an appropriate level of flexibility within a controlled environment and encourage the sharing and debate of investment ideas. Our Investment teams are grouped under: Equities, Fixed Income, Multi-Assets and Alternatives.

    Overview of the role

    At Janus Henderson Investors, the Fixed Income Summer Internship is a highly challenging and rewarding program, providing the opportunity to learn from our industry experts in a dynamic environment. The Fixed Income Quant Intern will work with the existing FI Quant team to design new models, analyze and enhance existing ones, and perform other quantitative analysis using data science and other statistical approaches. Research and analysis will be conducted using Python within a cloud tech stack centered around Microsoft Azure, Databricks, and Snowflake. Opportunities to engage with the rest of the fixed income investment team will also be available. The internship will take place in Denver and typically lasts 10 weeks between June and August.

    Duties and responsibilities

    You will:

  • Work closely with quants in developing alpha signals and other data-driven frameworks to enhance the existing fundamental research process.

  • Use Python to help develop tools, techniques, and models to identify relative value opportunities, screen for ideas, and generate insight into sectors and companies.

  • Develop a basic competency with software development tools, platforms, and practices. These include, but are not limited to, version control, environment separation, deployment processes, task orchestration using Airflow, and distributed cloud computing with Spark.

  • Review and analyze academic and practical literature and publications related to quantitative investing and data science.

  • Conduct ad hoc data analysis requested by the fundamental research team.

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned.

    Investment areas

    Has responsibility for supporting portfolios within the Fixed Income asset class.

    Technical skills and qualifications

  • Working toward a bachelors or higher degree in a relevant subject such as Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Computer Science, or Economics

  • Strong coding skills using Python and Pandas required. Experience using other data science packages (eg Plotly, Scikit Learn, Seaborn, SciPy, etc) preferred.

  • Strong quantitative background in statistics and/or math.

  • Must have analytical skills with the ability to accumulate, organize and analyze large amounts of data to make informative insights.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Previous finance-related internship/experience preferred.

  • All candidates must currently be enrolled in a four-year university program with a graduation date in 2023.

    Competencies required

    In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Passionate about coding and financial markets with an interest in investing.

  • Basic understanding of finance.

  • Highly analytical with acute attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze a problem then design and implement a solution.

    Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

    Compliance requirements

    At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first, act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if additional guidance is required

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary

    Janus Henderson (including its 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 at its sole discretion).