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Member of Investor Relations and Business Development Staff

The Voleon Group, Berkeley

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Voleon is a technology company that applies state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to real-world problems in finance. For more than a decade, we have led our industry and worked at the frontier of applying machine learning to investment management. We have become a multibillion-dollar asset manager, and we have ambitious goals for the future. 

Your colleagues will include internationally recognized experts in machine learning research as well as highly experienced finance and technology professionals. You will be working with strategies that are at the forefront of machine learning and statistical trading. The strategies have been carefully designed to generate non-correlated returns. Our firm and its strategies are the product of many years of meticulous research and craftsmanship, and you will lead the way in bringing them to investors. 

In addition to our enriching and collegial working environment, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits packages, unparalleled access to our experts and founders, a beautiful modern office, daily catered lunches, and more. 

As a Member of Investor Relations and Business Development, you will report to a Managing Director of Investor Relations and Business Development. Your work will focus on the core of our enterprise, which includes engaging with new and existing clients and prospects. Together, you and the senior sales professionals will nurture, grow, and enhance one of our most treasured assets: our valued clients. This role is a means to make a difference: you will create lasting relationships and you will bring promising new opportunities to the investment community.

This role is based either in Berkeley or in Connecticut (in proximity to New York).

Responsibilities

  • Support our Managing Directors of Investor Relations and Business Development as they prepare to engage with existing clients and prospects, including extensive research and planning
  • Partner with senior sales professionals along the sales cycle from sourcing new opportunities to closing investments with existing clients and prospects
  • Build and manage strong relationships with selected segments of existing clients and prospects, such as smaller institutional investors, family offices, and smaller fund-of-funds
  • Innovate by finding and deploying new approaches to client work
  • Collaborate with colleagues in other areas, such as Strategy and Operations, to consider new product development, to evaluate new geographies, and to enhance marketing materials/reports
  • Travel for client work both within the US and internationally

Requirements

  • At least two years of experience in a junior sales role (or a sales-oriented operations role) at an asset management firm
  • Track record of closing investment opportunities and/or supporting senior colleagues in closing substantial investments from leading institutional investors
  • Bachelor’s degree
The Voleon Group is an Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship, or any other factors prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

About The Voleon Group

Co-founded in 2007 by two leading scientists, The Voleon Group combines an academic approach to research with an emphasis on scalability and risk management to deliver cutting-edge technology at the forefront of the finance industry. Many of our leaders and employees hold doctorates in statistics, computer science, and mathematics, among other quantitative disciplines. We are committed to exemplary performance in all aspects of our research and operations, while maintaining a culture of intellectual curiosity and flexibility. Voleon’s CEO holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford and previously founded and led a successful technology startup. Our Chief Investment Officer/Director of Research is a Statistics faculty member at UC Berkeley, where he earned his Ph.D.

The Voleon Group

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