Director of Research — one vacancy in London, UK— Full-time position

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • EDHEC Business School
  • 08 Aug 18 2018-08-08

As part of its policy of transferring know-how to the industry, EDHEC Institute is setting up Scientific Analytics. Scientific Analytics is an original Fintech initiative that aims to favour the adoption of the latest advances in factor allocation and its implementation by institutional investors, asset managers and wealth managers. Its academic origin provides the foundation for its strategy: offer, in the best economic conditions possible, tools to conduct risk analysis and design innovative solutions based on factor allocation risks. The objective is to make Scientific Analytics a provider of disruptive technology for the whole of the investment industry.

Scientific Analytics is part of a series of initiatives conducted by EDHEC to develop a connection between research and the investment industry, among which we can cite:

  • Scientific Beta, which, with more than USD 25 billion under replication, is one of the worldwide leaders in the design and calculation of smart beta indices (more on www.scientificbeta.com)
  • EDHEC Infra, which has built the largest database of unlisted infrastructure investments in Singapore and produces indices on all the equity and debt dimensions of unlisted infrastructure projects

As part of its R&D effort, and to coordinate the activity of all of its research teams, Scientific Analytics is recruiting a Director of Research. There are ambitious plans for this position. The Director of Research will be one of the key members of the management team and as such will participate in the development of a firm that has a worldwide business plan and appropriate funding for this ambition.

The ideal candidate has experience of at least seven years in an equivalent position within an institutional investor or asset manager firm. The candidate’s academic record must certify genuine competence not only in advanced quantitative techniques, but also in portfolio construction. A PhD would be a highly appreciated bonus. In addition, the candidate will have published research papers on quantitative portfolio construction or factor allocation implementation.

In addition to theoretical expertise, the successful candidate will also have a strong interest in the development of concrete investment solutions and factor strategies both in equities and in a multi-asset context as part of a business project.

The candidate will have to assemble a diverse group of experts. He/she will be passionate about team spirit and will connect closely with each of the team members.

Written and spoken English is essential. An EU work permit is mandatory.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to Ms Laurence Kriloff – laurence.kriloff@edhec-risk.com by clicking the apply button beliw. Your salary will be determined according to the EDHEC pay scale, based on your qualifications and prior experience.