Senior Quantitative Equity Analyst - PhD holder

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Scientific Beta
  • 17 Nov 17 2017-11-17

As part of its policy of transferring know-how to the industry, EDHEC-Risk Institute has set up ERI Scientific Beta. ERI 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.

As of June 30, 2017, the Scientific Beta indices corresponded to USD 16.46bn in assets under replication. With offices in Boston, London, Nice, Singapore and Tokyo, ERI Scientific Beta has a dedicated team of 45 people who cover client support, development, production and promotion of its index offering.

As part of its international development programme and in order to strengthen its index development activity, the EDHEC group, one of Europe’s leading research and teaching institutions, is recruiting a Quantitative Equity Analyst for ERI Scientific Beta in Singapore.

Senior Quantitative Equity Analyst — PhD holder — one vacancy in Singapore - Full-time position

The successful candidate will be a quantitative equity analyst with significant skills in the construction of quantitative equity portfolios, the implementation of equity factor investing, and the publication of research reports. The ideal candidate is a recent graduate from a PhD programme in Finance who wishes to apply his or her empirical research skills to the development of systematic equity strategies.

Experience in publishing research for a broad audience in English is a must and a proven interest in ESG research would be a plus. The candidate also needs to have a sound command of Matlab for financial computations, in particular in the area of portfolio construction and performance analysis. The successful candidate will be part of Scientific Beta's research team and will work on portfolio optimisation, the design and implementation of equity investment strategies, and research in factor investing.

Written and spoken English is essential and French is a plus. 

Your salary will be determined according to the EDHEC pay scale, based on your qualifications and prior experience.

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