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Jefferies, the world's only independent full-service global investment banking firm focused on serving clients for over 50 years, is a leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. Our firm provides a full range of investment banking, sales, trading, research and strategy across the spectrum of equities, fixed income, and foreign exchange, in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Jefferies is seeking a Data Strategy Research Scientist to join the Data Strategy team in the UK, supporting both local and global initiatives.
Responsibilities will include:
Assist Head of Data Strategy (based in the US) in creation of tools, coordination with sector team and evaluation of external alternative data vendors.
Coordinate with UK Product Management to ensure global alignment of resources data resources.
Advise and support UK sector teams on the integration of alternative datasets to address fundamental research questions.
Interact with key data partners to communicate business cases, company drivers and other KPIs relevant to fundamental evaluation.
Ingest/query/transform internal and external datasets to assist teams in knowledge extraction.
Interface with data vendors, internal research teams, internal sales and trading personnel, and institutional investors.
Conceive and executing on differentiated project ideas across sectors and data types.
5+ years of experience within the financial industry or similar roles
Keen interest in "data economy" within financial services.
Project Management experience
Prior experience in a strategic, quantitative or risk role is desirable
Knowledge of programing languages is required (Python, R, SQL, Scala)
Knowledge of Excel automation is extremely helpful (VBA, Macros)
Knowledge of financial modeling
Commercial mindset, with experience of either/or sales, research, consulting, buy-side or product management preferential
Motivated, intelligent, curious, hard-working, team player