Career Opportunities

Gifford Fong Associates' employees are the key to our company's thirty plus years of success. Gifford Fong Associates is dedicated to establishing a diversified culture in which employees can develop their full potential and contribute to the company's overall success in developing cutting edge investment technologies from multi-disciplinary scientific community and high levels of experience of our employees. Gifford Fong Associates is seeking highly motivated, energetic staff members who want to make a difference working with an experienced management team while displaying a strong work ethic, and entrepreneurial spirit.

The company provides employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as a flexible spending account for either health care and/or dependent care and a 401 (K) retirement plan with matched contribution from the company.

Position Title Research Analyst
Division Litigation Support Group
Location Lafayette, CA
Position Responsibilities
  • Provide support to litigation attorneys in handling cases.
  • Support and assist litigation attorneys in drafting expert report related to security litigation and other litigation documents.
  • Identify, collect and analyze litigation materials and documents.
  • Resolve litigation issues and problems arising in business processes.
  • Provide guidance and support to clients in troubleshooting security litigation matters.
  • Provide functional and technical support to litigation attorney and their team members.
  • Monitor, manage and update databases and documentation.
  • Organize documentation processes and issues.
  • Ensure compliance of best practices and established processes in litigation support activities.
Specific Skills Excel, Matlab, Database
Education BS or MS in paralegal, English, communication, marketing, finance, economics, accounting, etc
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Position Title Financial Engineer
Division Research and Development
Location Lafayette, CA
Position Responsibilities Develop system models for fixed-income and derivatives; design, develop system package for risk management support and financial analysis; develop interactive financial analysis modeling systems to solve problems and process data, support a variety of engineering tasks related to company’s software product development work and also assist users having problems with use of system software.
Estimate probability distributions, volatilities and correlations; build strategy forecasting models and enhance optimization and asset allocation models on portfolio management; analyze equity, debt, and commodities financial market data and history using time series analysis, Monte Carlo Simulation, multivariate statistics, and other quantitative techniques; and review productivity reports and problem records to evaluate performance of software.
Specific Skills
  • Must have solid Communication and Writing Skills
  • Good analytical skills and persistence with analytical and problem solving
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently and well as part of the team, multitask and prioritize work
  • Demonstrated initiative, enthusiasm to learn, excel and be a part of a dynamic team
  • Experience in using financial technology, application of quantitative methods, or database administration
  • Experience in fixed-income structured products, and exotic derivatives valuation
  • Experience in working with large/complex data sets
  • Involvement in implementing capital structure management and strategies
  • Strong working knowledge with statistics, MS Office, and SQL Server
  • HTML, ASP and Website design experience is a plus
Education Master's Degree in Financial Engineering, Graduate degree with an emphasis in Finance, Economics, Accounting
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