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Quantitative Risk Researcher

About Nascent…

Founded in 2020, Nascent exists to build, expand, and capture opportunity, in open markets and permissionless technologies. Building from a base of permanent capital, we deploy assets across a range of both liquid and long-term strategies that ensure we are among the most active users of the open financial system we are helping to build. We’ve made venture investments in 50+ early-stage teams that we believe have the potential to create substantive change, expand boundaries, and find new horizons. We are consistently on the hunt for the most competitive and curious minds exploring the edges of the crypto ecosystem and leverage our hyper flexible structure to accelerate ideas into fully deployed strategies.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Quantitative Risk Researcher to join our team. As a Quantitative Risk Researcher, you will be responsible for generating actionable insights using sophisticated data analysis, large-scale portfolio optimization techniques, and sophisticated optimization algorithms. You will work closely with our team of analysts and researchers to develop cutting-edge risk management strategies and tools.


  • Conduct sophisticated data analysis to identify trends, patterns, and correlations in large datasets.
  • Develop and implement advanced portfolio optimization techniques to enhance risk-adjusted returns.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop innovative risk management strategies and tools.
  • Stay current on industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in quantitative finance and risk management.
  • Communicate complex quantitative concepts and findings to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of risk models, methodologies, and frameworks.

About You

  • Experience in a multi-manager/multi-strategy environment.
  • Familiar with the necessary packages to deliver effective portfolio, risk, and trade analyses.
  • Candidates that possess or are actively progressing towards a CFA designation especially encouraged.

Required Experience

  • Strong proficiency in quantitative analysis, statistical modeling, and optimization techniques.
  • Extensive experience with programming languages such as Python, R, or MATLAB.
  • Knowledge of financial markets, products, and instruments.
  • Familiarity with risk management methodologies and frameworks.

Our Team & Culture

At Nascent, we are an interdisciplinary team of investors, builders & creators, capable of achieving more together than we can as individuals. We offer the opportunity to contribute to building the future global economic system with a world-class team and culture that pairs the freedom to explore, experiment & play with a competitive drive to win. We invest in our people by providing the autonomy to build, coupled with accountability & honest feedback to help learn, grow, perform & win. We’re a fully distributed team that understands the value of in-person time—we host two team retreats per year and encourage team members to come together for more frequent in-person work.

Principles that drive our team & work

  • Build for the long term
  • Align incentives
  • Be nimble
  • Compete to win
  • Explore, experiment, play
  • Always be building
  • Give and embrace real feedback

What We Offer

At Nascent, we offer a competitive total compensation package heavily weighted toward bonus, ensuring that when we perform at our best and the firm wins we all win.

  • The opportunity to learn, experiment and build in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Remote and distributed working environment
  • Comprehensive health benefits package including dental, vision, and life
  • Generous paid parental leave & supported return to work
  • Home Office, coworking space and wellness stipend
  • Retirement plan matching contributions
  • Open vacation policy as well as flexible work hours and location
  • Access to our internal performance coaching, technical experts and support for continuing your skill development and growth
  • Team activities and bi-annual in-person team retreats

We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity and differences of perspectives. We do not discriminate on the basis of any status, inclusive of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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$145K – $175K


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