PHD Researcher (Asset Pricing)– Hedge fund London.

  • Competitive GBP
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Octavius Finance
  • 19 Sep 18 2018-09-19

One of the most successful and dynamic Global Macro Hedge funds is currently looking to add quantitative Economist/Strategist to their team. You will be a key part of the team, responsible for developing quantitative macroeconomic and strategy models, aiming to inform and further strengthen their investment processes. This includes (but is not limited to) the development of valuation frameworks and a wide range of proprietary macroeconomic models designed to track and forecast economic indicators.

The fund is extremely successful and combines rigorous macroeconomic analysis in conjunction with in-depth local research in order to generate strong returns for investors.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in using empirical skills developed over the course of a PhD in an applied setting.

Responsibilities will include:

Working in a team with PhD Economists with extensive financial markets experience.

Developing multi-asset trade recommendations for the portfolio managers.

Developing macroeconomic views and investment conclusions that can add value to multi-asset portfolios (including fixed interest, foreign exchange and equities).


In order to apply you must have:

  • Completed a PhD programme from a top University in Finance, with a focus on empirical research
  • A strong background in empirical asset pricing
  • In depth experience programming in at least one of Python, MATLAB or R
  • Knowledge and experience of econometrics (particularly time series econometrics), statistics, Bayesian methods, filtering, forecasting or machine learning
  • 1-4 years experience working in financial markets, central banking or related areas

This is a high profile position working within one of the most successful Macro funds of Recent years. You should have a strong interest in financial markets, and will be excited about the prospect of applying modern empirical techniques to understanding them. 

Global applications welcome 

In order to apply please send your CV in WORD FORMAT to or call 02080044029