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Quantitative Research Developer / London / Extremely competitive compensation
January 8, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Our client is seeking a skilled technologist with exposure to quantitative research and financial analysis to work within a quantitative research function, assisting the investment research teams with portfolio optimization, development of automated hedging systems and financial data analysis.
This highly effective team is widely regarded as one of the most successful within this company, and the wider industry. With the high levels of exposure and responsibilities this role commands, any prospective candidates must have demonstrable experience of aptitude, working at the highest level of independence with unrivalled critical and analytical problem-solving skills.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Developing automated hedging systems, portfolio optimization systems, and simulation environments for back-testing portfolio optimization scenarios
Assisting quant research team in the trading and management of equity portfolios
Researching and attribution of factors driving portfolio performance
Researching models for risk management and return improvement
Degree in Computer Science, Advanced Mathematics or related field
Min. 2 years of experience
Experience building Barra like multi-factor risk models
Exposure to portfolio optimization
Strong foundation in statistics
Excellent communication skills
PLUS – having exposure to development within equity research (long/short)
Required technical skills:
Programming in C++, R, Matlab
Experience with SQL/databases and Linux environment
Experience with any major scripting language (python/bash/perl/ruby etc.)
Contact: Magdalena Suchodolska - please feel free to reach out to me to discuss this position and its requirements via a confidential chat. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.