About Scientific Beta
Scientific Beta, a SGX and EDHEC venture, is the name of the smart beta index provision activity originally set up by the EDHEC Risk Institute, the applied finance research centre of EDHEC Business School. On January 31, 2020, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) acquired a majority stake in Scientific Beta with the commitment to maintain the strong collaboration with EDHEC Business School, and principles of independent and empirical-based academic research, that have benefited Scientific Beta’s development to date.
Scientific Beta is an original initiative, which aims to favour the adoption of the latest advances in smart beta, green and thematic index 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, green and thematic solutions that are most proven scientifically with full transparency of both the methods and the associated risks. In particular, Scientific Beta launched in 2021 a unique series of pure climate indices that translates companies' climate performance and alignment engagement into portfolio decisions. As of June 30, 2021, the Scientific Beta indices corresponded to USD 63.75bn in assets under replication.
Scientific Beta has a dedicated team of 52 people across the world who cover development, production, operation, client services and promotion of its index offering.
The successful candidate will work in Scientific Beta’s Index Department and contribute to the development and design of ESG/Climate offering. The candidate will be involved in the following missions:
Improvement of the design of our ESG/Climate index offering and in particular of the Climate Impact Consistent indices.
Redaction of white papers, presentations, internal documents associated to the ESG/Climate offering such as factsheets, strategy rules and marketing documents.
Monitoring of competitors’ ESG/Climate offering.
Acting as a link between the Index Department and the rest of the company such as Client Services or Investment Specialists on the ESG/Climate offering.
Development of existing and new ESG/Climate analytics as well as their documentation.
R&D on new ESG/Climate offering.
Master’s degree or PhD in the financial field from a leading academic institution.
At least 3 years of experience in ESG/Climate investing in the financial industry.
Experience within an asset management or index provider firm would be an asset.
Programming skills in Matlab is mandatory.
UK or EU work permit only.
Required skills and experience
The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of ESG/Climate investing both from a theoretical and practical perspective. Knowledge in equity factor would be an asset.
Independent, open-minded and resourceful, she/he will have advanced knowledge of financial statistics as well as programming aptitude in Matlab.
Skills to write and deliver top quality documents, such as presentations or white papers under short notice.
A Master’s degree or PhD in Finance, Financial Engineering or a related discipline from a leading institution and an experience of several years obtained within an asset management, index provider or investment bank in the ESG/Climate field is required.
Written and spoken English is mandatory.
The salary will be determined according to the Scientific Beta pay scale, based on the candidates’ qualifications and prior experience.
For more information about Scientific Beta, please visit www.scientificbeta.com.