PHD Quant Researcher – Equities – Asset Management – London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Octavius Finance
  • 14 Aug 18 2018-08-14

A large asset management firm in London is looking for a quant researcher to join their quantitative investment group. You will be working in a highly skilled and dedicated quant research group.

The team use machine learning to build models recommending stocks to analysts, based on a history of alpha-generating trade decisions. You will be responsible for the full process from start to finish - formulating the research question, data assembling from raw data in SQL, data exploration, evaluation of a range of models and implementation. You must therefore have excellent quant skills in addition to an interest in the workings of equity investing.The team are highly successful and the funds have extensive track records.

In order to apply you must have:

  • A PHD from a leading school in a quantitative subject
  • Excellent coding skills
  • An interest in Equity investing 
  • A passion for Markets
  • Approval to work in the UK.

You responsibilities will include:

- Research the entire investment process of Long-Only Equity products.

- Researching factor based alpha generation models

- Portfolio construction and optimization methodologies

The ideal candidate will have a PHD + 1-3 years’ experience in a quantitative position.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without requiring sponsorship.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is highly analytical and very driven. You should be looking for a role where you can work and combine ideas with other PHD qualified analysts. In addition to working in a quant research capacity you will also have full exposure and be part of the fundamental investment process.

In order to apply please send your CV to careers@octaviusfinance.com or call 02080044029

Interviews have already begun to take place.