Bank of America Merrill Lynch – Data and Innovation Group, Scientific Implementation
The Bank of America Merrill Lynch R&D Center in Paris aims to further develop research and innovation initiatives within Bank of America. The Center in conjunction with relevant global groups at Bank of America Merrill Lynch focuses on the increase of research capabilities of the franchise, provides further bandwidth to investigate new strategies and methods, and contributes to the increase of market position in innovation-related fields. The underlying scientific approach is cutting edge. Teams pursue projects on the research frontier; they develop new ideas or investigate an unanswered scientific question. The scope of the projects varies from asset pricing topics to market microstructure and portfolio optimization.
Associates at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch R&D Center in Paris are recent graduates with a PhD qualification and research experience in the fields of financial economics, data science and machine-learning, and applied mathematics. Research associates are expected to work on cutting edge research projects related to their area of expertise. They work independently or as part of teams and take a leading role in generating new project ideas and initiatives Active engagement with the broader team in the communication and promotion of their team’s work is an important part of the role. Part of the Academic Research produced by the team is expected to be published in top academic and practitioners’ journals (Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management, or other journals of similar recognition and impact factor). Research associates report to research supervisors with whom they discuss about the progress made in the projects and next steps in the process.
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