Quantitative Analyst (Climate Change) - Singapore - Full-time position Quantitative Analyst (Climate Change) - Singapore  …

Scientific Beta
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Feb 21
According to qualification and experience
Scientific Beta
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Feb 21
According to qualification and experience
To strengthen its responsible investing team in Singapore, Scientific Beta is recruiting a Quantitative Analyst.

About Scientific Beta

As part of its policy of transferring know-how to the industry, EDHEC Business School established Scientific Beta in December 2012. 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.

At end 2019, assets tracking Scientific Beta smart beta indices reached USD 59bn. Scientific Beta has a dedicated team of 52 people who cover client support, development, production and promotion of its index offering.

On January 31, 2020, Singapore Exchange acquired a majority stake in Scientific Beta. SGX will maintain the strong collaboration with EDHEC Business School, and principles of independent, empirical-based academic research, that have benefited Scientific Beta’s development to date.

Main tasks:

  • Perform research and analysis on target sectors, activities and companies, with emphasis on climate scenario alignment and climate solutions;
  • Contribute to identifying potential sources for data collection and put forward estimation strategies to address data gaps;
  • Contribute to the design and/or implementation of structured and unstructured data acquisition processes and data processing models, and/or author/maintain related code;
  • Build up and maintain data dictionaries and databases on environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators;
  • Design or implement processes to ensure the quality and integrity of data at the input and output stages, and/or author/maintain related code.

Education and Experience:

Master of Science in environmental economics/finance, environmental/energy policy, corporate sustainability, economics, finance, management;
Work experience as a researcher and/or data scientist, preferably in the financial industry;
Familiarity with financial statements and data, and financial data platforms;
Experience of climate scenarios and familiarity with climate portfolio alignment theories, metrics and challenges would be significant pluses.

Skills and Attitudes:

Strong analytical and quantitative skills with ability to produce high-quality research and analysis;
Statistical and coding skills (e.g. MATLAB, SQL, Python);
Data acquisition automation and machine learning welcome.
Self-motivation and ability to work within a team.

 

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

For more information about Scientific Beta, please visit www.scientificbeta.com.

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