Quantitative Research Analyst (Portfolio Construction) Quantitative Research Analyst (Portfolio  …

Scientific Beta
in Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Feb 20
According to qualification and experience
Scientific Beta
in Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Feb 20
According to qualification and experience
As part of its policy of transferring know-how to the industry, EDHEC-Risk Institute has set up Scientific Beta. Scientific Beta is an original initiative which aims to favour the adoption of the latest advances in smart beta design and implementation by the whole investment industry. Its academic origin provides the foundation for its strategy: offer, in the best economic conditions possible, the smart beta solutions that are most proven scientifically with full transparency of both the methods and the associated risks.

About Scientific Beta

As part of its policy of transferring know-how to the industry, EDHEC-Risk Institute has set up Scientific Beta. Scientific Beta is an original initiative which aims to favour the adoption of the latest advances in smart beta design and implementation by the whole investment industry. Its academic origin provides the foundation for its strategy: offer, in the best economic conditions possible, the smart beta solutions that are most proven scientifically with full transparency of both the methods and the associated risks.

As of June 30, 2019, assets tracking Scientific Beta smart beta indices reached USD 48bn. Scientific Beta has a dedicated team of 52 people who cover client support, development, production and promotion of its index offering.

As part of its international development programme and in order to strengthen its index development activity, Scientific Beta is recruiting a Quantitative Research Analyst for its Nice office.

 

Quantitative Research Analyst (Portfolio Construction) 

One vacancy position in Nice – Full-time Position

 

Main responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work in Scientific Beta’s Research Department and will contribute to the development and design of research in portfolio construction. The candidate will be involved in:

  • R&D on equity portfolio construction
  • Conduct research to illustrate Scientific Beta’s investment philosophy
  • Drawing up white papers, presentations and internal documents associated with the index offering, custom solutions, analytics and ongoing R&D.

Key requirements:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in the financial field from a leading institution;
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in the financial industry;
  • Experience within an asset management or index provider firm would be an asset;
  • MATLAB programming skills are mandatory;
  • EU work permit is mandatory.

Required skills and experience:

The successful candidate will have thorough knowledge of equity factor investing both from a theoretical and practical perspective. Independent, open-minded and resourceful, she/he will have advanced knowledge of financial statistics as well as programming aptitude in MATLAB (or an equivalent language) as well as skills to write and deliver top quality documents, such as presentations or white papers, at short notice.

The position requires a Master’s degree or PhD in Finance, Financial Engineering or a related discipline from a leading institution and several years’ experience obtained within an asset management firm, index provider or investment bank. Written and spoken English is essential, and French would be an asset. Interest in ESG investing would be a plus.

The salary will be determined according to the Scientific Beta pay scale, based on the candidate’s qualifications and previous experience.

For more information about Scientific Beta, please visit www.scientificbeta.com or click here to download the Corporate Brochure.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@scientificbeta.com.

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