Quantitative Analyst

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlueBay Asset Management LLP
  • 09 Oct 17 2017-10-09

Support the activities around quantitative and data science spectrum.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Creation and maintenance of customized databases of relevant data.
  • Creation and maintenance of systematic processes to ensure data quality.
  • Support the development of quants projects.
  • Extraction of insights from large data.
  • Clearly communicate complex ideas and analysis to Front Office stakeholders at all levels of seniority.
  • Add value to the investment process by supporting the design of portfolio optimization, asset allocation and signal generation across investment desks.
  • Conduct quantitative ad-hoc analysis as required.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience creating and manipulating databases, using SQL
  • Strong numerical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong programming in R or Python.
  • Excellent Excel skills (VBA would be a plus)
  • Multi-asset Fixed income industry knowledge and instrument coverage.
  • Relationship management and excellent soft skills.
  • Graduate from numerical field ( Finance, Economics, Maths, or Statistics); Masters degree (in a complementary numerical field) a significant plus.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven relevant industry experience.

Regulatory Responsibilities:

  • Once in the role you will be required to have full understanding and/or awareness of:
  • BlueBay's Compliance Manual with specific focus on the PA Dealing, Gifts and Entertaining and Conflicts of Interest Policy
  • BlueBay’s Employee Handbook
  • GIPs market conventions and regulatory reporting requirements and any amendments to these going forward

Behavioural Competencies

  • Team player who fosters and maintains good relationships within the team and with stakeholders.
  • Acts with integrity, due skill, care and diligence in carrying out their role. Keeps the client in mind when carrying out day to day tasks.
  • Displays a positive attitude towards continued learning, actively seeks out answers to any questions that arise.
  • Show an aptitude for process improvement, and have the gumption to challenge the status quo if a better solution can be devised.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional under pressure.
  • Demonstrates the ability to think creatively to find solutions.
  • Responds quickly and positively to change and maintains effectiveness throughout.
  • Invests time in learning new skills and gaining new experiences.