Director ESG / SRI Quant Research

  • £90-125,000 + Bonus + Benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Optima Connections
  • 17 Aug 17

Market leading, medium sized firm who continue to enjoy continued revenue growth are looking to expand their Research and Analytics group, strengthening it’s team of ESG specialists. As a small team they look for and cultivate autonomous individuals within a collaborative team where openness and idea sharing are key aspects of the culture. The role will involve a combination of market/macro level knowledge of the ESG landscape as well as the natural desire to deep-dive into the underlying data and models that support investment decisions. Your background will thus encompass traditional quant skills of model development, portfolio construction and optimisation.

Market leading, medium sized firm who continue to enjoy continued revenue growth are looking to expand their Research and Analytics group, strengthening it’s team of ESG specialists. As a small team they look for and cultivate multi-faceted, autonomous individuals within a collaborative team where openness and idea sharing are key aspects of the culture. The role will demand and involve a combination of market/macro level knowledge of the ESG landscape as well as the ability and natural desire to deep-dive into the underlying data and models that support investment decisions. Your background will thus encompass traditional quant skills of model development, portfolio construction and optimisation.

Far from being a “back-room” mathematician though this will be a highly communicative role where you will be client facing, working with colleagues in Marketing and Product Management to provide them with your insight and enrich their content, taking the ESG and SRI domain to the next level.

In addition to producing detailed research there is scope for raising the profile of the firm through conferences and journals, requiring gravitas and excellent verbal and written communication skills Technically you will have a strong mathematical background with experience gained on Buy or Sell side. Most important is your passion and dedication to the field of ESG and SRI, demonstrated by not only years in research but in building the community and network of people that share your fascination for this growing market.

This is a great time to be joining an expanding team, in a successful firm which is large enough to provide the backing you need whilst offering the transparency and innovative outlook to enable you to fulfil your career aspirations.