Investments Risk & Return Summer Internship

Northbrook, Illinois
Not Specified
Sep 02, 2016
Nov 01, 2016
Entry Level, Sales
Job Type
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Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you'll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

Allstate Investments, LLC strives to provide sustainable, competitive, risk-adjusted investment returns and investment-related services for the benefit of the Allstate Corporation. We work in direct partnership with the leaders of our major lines of business to develop uniquely tailored investment strategies aligned to their needs. Our business model provides the foundation for daily decision-making and effective management of a portfolio comprised of nearly $80 Billion in assets. The 400 professionals within Allstate Investments, LLC represent a wide variety of disciplines including taxable fixed income, tax-exempt fixed income, equities, private securities, commercial mortgages and derivative asset classes as well as accounting, finance and technology. Investment performance for our three major portfolios has consistently provided excess returns for our customers and we attribute that success in large part to the quality of our people. We recognize that our employees are our ultimate advantage and we seek to attract and retain highly qualified individuals with strong academic backgrounds, a deep interest in investments and a desire to be challenged. For additional information about Allstate Investments, LLC, visit our website at

The scope of this job is: to provide quantitative support to the Risk & Return Group. This includes:

  • Development and validation of models/tools to measure monitor and optimize risks
  • Perform empirical research on financial market price behavior, risk indicators and stress signals
  • Evaluate hedging strategies and carryout macroeconomic analysis.
  • Research & develop return forecasting models

Job Qualifications

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Significant completed coursework in finance, statistics, computer science, Applied math, economics/econometrics, operations research, and/or physics
  • Some experience programming in Matlab, Excel/VBA, SQL
  • Ability to take on quantitative/modeling tasks
  • Analytical mind, detail oriented.
  • Computer proficiency as listed below

Experience Required:

  • Relevant course work

Computer Proficiency:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft office, MATLAB required
  • Knowledge of VBA, SQL and Bloomberg a strong plus


  • Rising junior, senior or first year graduate study

Major Preference:

  • Finance & Economics, Statistics, Applied Math, Engineering/OR, Computer Science

Personal Traits & Requirements
The successful candidate must have the following personal and professional attributes which are consistent with the Company's stated values:

  • Thrive on change and continuous improvement;
  • Demonstrate and foster a sense of urgency, strong commitment, and accountability while making sound decisions and achieving goals;
  • Focus on exceptional customer service and drive innovation to create an atmosphere that supports new ideas and initiative;
  • Strive for effective communication that results in teamwork, shared knowledge, and ideas;
  • Contribute to the creation of a work environment where people from diverse cultures and backgrounds work together effectively;
  • Be of unquestionable integrity, ethical and moral character;
  • Deal effectively with ambiguity, change, and adapt appropriately to a range of situations;
  • Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning and personal development.
  • Be willing to adhere to the following in order to ensure adherence to Allstate Investments compliance requirements and policies:
    • Provide the Investments Compliance team with a list of investment accounts over which you have significant influence;
    • Provide consent, through a signed statement, allowing Investments Compliance to receive duplicate confirmations of transactions in such accounts;
    • Pre-clear through the Pre-Trade Clearing Process any personal security trades as will be further described upon employment. The Pre-Trade Clearing Process involves a check against a restricted security/issuer list, maintained by Investments Compliance, based on Allstate Investments' and Allstate's activities and dealings in the financial markets,
    • Answer certain compliance questions regarding any affiliations with investment advisers, violations of state or federal securities laws, or actions taken against you by securities regulators and,
    • Annually (and as otherwise required) confirm compliance with the Allstate Code of Ethics and the Allstate Investments Code of Conduct.
    • Provide Investments Compliance with a complete report of their current securities holdings in which the employee has, or acquires, any direct or indirect beneficial ownership. An employee is presumed to be a beneficial owner of securities that are held by his or her immediate “family members” sharing the individual's household. Household family members include married or common-law spouses, domestic partners, partners defined by civil union and resident dependent children.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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