AVP, Quantitative Modeling and Analytics


AVP, Quantitative Modeling and Analytics 419035BR Job Category – Primary Securities / Wholesale Banking Work Location Employment Type Regular City Toronto Time Type Full Time Province/State Hours 37.5 Workplace Model Hybrid We’re committed to providing fair and equitable compensation to all our colleagues. As a candidate, we encourage you to have an open dialogue with your recruiter and ask compensation related questions, including pay details for this role. Department Overview TD Securities offers a wide range of capital markets products and services to corporate, government, and institutional clients who choose us for our innovation, execution, and experience. With more than 6,500 professionals operating out of 40 cities across the globe, we help clients meet their needs today and prepare for tomorrow.

Our services include underwriting and distributing new issues, providing trusted advice and industry-leading insight, extending access to global markets, and delivering integrated transaction banking solutions. In 2023, we acquired Cowen Inc., offering our clients access to a premier U.S. equities business and highly-diverse equity research franchise, while growing our strong, diversified investment bank. TDS is seeking a Head of Quant Modeling and Analytics (QMA) to lead a team responsible for leading quantitative research, model development and implementation to support our Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) business. The role focuses on the strategic quantitative library roll out working closely with technology teams, front office quant desk strat capabilities, and data scientists supporting our global team.

Accountabilities Accountable executive for our Quantitative Modeling and Analytics (QMA) discipline across TDS, delivering high value quant research, model implementation and documentation, trading strategies and supporting integration into our front to back infrastructure Communicate complex quantitative concepts and analysis to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and concise manner Strategic advisor to senior leadership teams, providing thought leadership, defining vision, strategy, objectives and metrics for the team, as aligned to business strategy Expert in quantitative techniques utilizing large datasets across the dealer with emphasis on investment banking, fixed income / credit markets, electronic pricing / trading and transaction banking Engages inter-disciplinary teams across business-lines and technology to deliver value for the franchise and identify monetization opportunities using quantitative and data-science techniques In partnership with the business, oversee developments of research platforms, model development and deployment, and monetization, drive consistency, standardization, rationalization and modernization Lead, inspire and motivate highly skilled Quant and Data Science talent. Identify and execute on a Talent Strategy to ensure necessary skills and talent pipelines are built to enable execution of business strategy Key member of Technology Leadership Team, contributing to and supporting the execution of our Technology roadmap and driving a culture of innovation & agility Develop relationships with senior leadership across the franchise and acts as champion to implement data modeling best practices and software reliability engineering Meet regulatory, audit and risk expectations in partnership with our second and third line control partners Job Requirements Education & Experience PhD in a quantitative field such as mathematics, physics, statistics, or computer science Minimum of 15 years of experience in quantitative research or trading in a FICC environment Experience leading and building high performing teams blending quant and technologist Strong programming skills in languages such as Python and/or C++ Experience managing and leading teams of quantitative analysts and strategists Strong analytical skills and experience with quantitative modeling and analysis Strong knowledge of fixed income, currencies, and commodities markets Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to explain complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders Strong understanding of regulatory and compliance requirements Company Overview Our Values At TD we’re guided by our purpose is to enrich the lives of our customers, communities and colleagues, and share a set of values that shape our culture and guide our behavior. In exchange for how our colleagues show up to help TD succeed, we are committed to delivering a colleague experience grounded in Impact, Growth and a Culture of Care. No matter where you work across TD, we empower you to make an impact at work and in your community, explore and grow your career and be part of our caring and inclusive culture.

Making Your Well-being a Priority A caring and supportive culture that promotes colleague well-being is core to who we are. At TD, we focus on total well-being with extensive programs to help colleagues assess, manage, and improve their well-being across four core pillars — physical, financial, social and mental/emotional. In addition, we champion a safe, inclusive and supportive work environment to help colleagues feel a sense of belonging, and supported in their personal and professional growth. Through our focus on total well-being, we know that we can help our colleagues thrive, contribute to our culture of care, and support better business outcomes … because when colleagues feel their best, they’re more likely to do their best.

Our Total Rewards Package Our Total Rewards package reflects the investment we make in our colleagues to help them, and their families achieve their well-being goals. Total Rewards at TD includes a base salary, variable compensation, and several other key plans such as health and well-being benefits including medical, dental, vision & mental health coverage, savings and retirement programs, paid time off, banking benefits and discounts, career development, and reward and recognition programs. How We Work At TD, we believe in-person connections fuel collaboration and collective creativity. Our workplace experience empowers colleagues to do great work side-by-side at TD locations, while offering flexibility to work remotely where it makes sense for the work and team.

Our teams work in one of three workplace models: hybrid, onsite and primarily remote. Wherever our colleagues are working, they’ll always have access to the TD community and experience our culture of care. Who We Are TD is one of the world’s leading global financial institutions and is the fifth largest bank in North America by branches. Every day, we deliver legendary customer experiences to over 27 million households and businesses in Canada, the United States and around the world.

More than 95,000 TD colleagues bring their skills, talent, and creativity to the Bank, those we serve, and the economies we support. We are guided by our vision to Be the Better Bank and our purpose to enrich the lives of our customers, communities and colleagues. TD is a customer obsessed organization, and we are deeply committed to being a leader in customer experience, that is why we believe that all colleagues, no matter where they work, are customer facing. As we build our business and deliver on our strategy, we are innovating to enhance the customer experience and build capabilities to shape the future of banking.

Whether you’ve got years of banking experience or are just starting your career in financial services, we can help you realize your potential. Through regular leadership and development conversations to mentorship and training programs, we’re here to support you towards your goals. As an organization, we keep growing – and so will you. Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion At TD, we’re committed to fostering an environment where all colleagues are encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work, experience equitable opportunities, and feel respected and supported.

We’re dedicated to building an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of the customers and the communities in which we live and serve. How We’re Helping Make an Impact in Communities TD has a long-standing commitment to help drive progress towards a more inclusive and sustainable future. That’s why we launched the TD Ready Commitment in 2018, now a multi-year North American initiative. Under the TD Ready Commitment, we are targeting a total of $1 billion by 2030 in community giving four key, interconnected drivers of change: Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities, and Better Health.

It’s our goal to help support change, nurture progress, and contribute to making the world a better, more inclusive place for our customers, colleagues, and communities. Accommodation Your accessibility is important to us. Please let us know if you’d like accommodations (including accessible meeting rooms, captioning for virtual interviews, etc.) to help us remove barriers so that you can participate throughout the interview process. We look forward to hearing from you



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