About Scientific Beta
As part of its policy of transferring know-how to the industry, EDHEC-Risk Institute has set up Scientific Beta. 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 30, 2019, assets tracking Scientific Beta smart beta indices reached USD 59bn corresponding to one-year growth of 75%. Scientific Beta has a dedicated team of 52 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, Scientific Beta is recruiting a Senior Quantitative Analyst for its Nice or London office.
Senior Quantitative Analyst – Client Services Team
One vacancy in Nice or London - Full-time position
The successful candidate will be a senior quantitative analyst with experience in quantitative equity portfolio construction and equity factor investing implementation if possible. The position requires a Master’s degree in Finance or Financial Engineering from a leading institution and experience in constructing quantitative equity portfolios within an equity index provider, investment bank or asset manager. The candidate must have a minimum of five years of experience.
The candidate will support the Client Services team in analysing and coordinating clients’ requests (index simulations, index performance analyses- including assessment of risk factor diversification and robustness, client reports) ) in cooperation with other teams of Scientific Beta (Research and/or Product Management).
Experience in drafting and publishing equity analysis reports for a broad audience in English is a must (excellent writing skills are crucial). The position also requires a strong analytical mind.
The candidate further needs to have a strong command of Matlab for financial computations, in particular in the area of portfolio construction and performance analysis.
Flexibility, responsiveness and team spirit are essential. Written and spoken English are essential.
An EU work permit is mandatory.
The salary will be determined according to the Scientific Beta pay scale, based on the candidate’s qualifications and previous experience.