Senior Quantitative Equity Analyst — PhD holder — one vacancy in Nice, France - Full-time position

  • Competitive
  • Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Nice Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur FR
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Scientific Beta
  • 18 juin 18 2018-06-18

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 December 31, 2016, the Scientific Beta indices corresponded to USD 12.3bn 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 Nice, France.

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

Experience in drafting and publishing equity analysis reports for a broad audience in English language is a must. The candidate also needs to dispose of a sound command of Matlab for financial computations, in particular in the area of portfolio construction and performance analysis. The successful candidate will participate in Scientific Beta's research team and will work on portfolio optimisation, the design and implementation of equity investment strategies, research on factor investing and allocation across factors.

Written and spoken English is essential, as well as basic spoken French. An EU work permit is mandatory.
To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to Ms Laurence Kriloff – by clicking on the Apply button
Your salary will be determined according to the EDHEC pay scale, based on your qualifications and previous prior experience.
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