Zurich based world-leading alternative investment management business is looking to recruit a Quantitative Equity Research Analyst.
The organisation markets a broad range of funds for institutional and private investors globally and as such many of its international teams require precise and accurate research.
The Quantitative Equity Research Analyst works as part of this team and conducts general quantitative equity research
in global equity markets, developing equity investment strategies in the managed futures space.
They also produce research with in the long-short equity area.
The main focus will be on developing technical, but also fundamental signals, predicting equity price movements over various horizons (short to long term investment horizon). A second aspect of the role will deal with signal combination methods as well as equity portfolio construction algorithms.
The main responsibilities of this position can be slit down into:
1. Aim to improve and extend current quantitative investment signals predicting company performance.
2. Improve the way signals are combined and translated into final stock positions.
3. Actively contribute to the internal research forum, suggesting new ways that can improve and extend their quantitative equity investment strategies in general
4. Ensure all client facing teams have access to the best academic literature and industry based research.
5. Collaborate with researchers in other investment teams, contributing to the overall quantitative investment research more broadly.
To be considered for the Quantitative Equity Research Analyst you will ideally be working in a similar position for an industry recognised player.
You can expect to be asked to display and discuss your market knowledge: understanding of concepts of trading model development, portfolio construction, risk management, quantitative trading strategies, equities markets, derivatives markets.
You will be competent in the use of computers for modelling
and data analysis.
It would be beneficial if you have the ability to use available computing languages such as Matlab or R to develop code suitable for quantitative analysis.
Finally you will be educated to Masters level or higher in statistical, mathematical, scientific or financial discipline.
With such a specialist role, requiring a high level of specific expertise the company recognises it will have to ensure an attractive level of remuneration to secure the best candidate.
The overall package is outstanding!