Quantitative Investment Analyst

Location
Cape Town, West Coast (ZA)
Salary
Competitive Remuneration and Incentives
Posted
30 Jul 2021
Closes
29 Aug 2021
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Certifications
CFA Charterholder
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Masters

Quantitative Investment Analyst (Cape Town)

**Note that this vacancy is earmarked for a suitably qualified and experienced Employment Equity candidate.

Super exciting and quite rare Investment Analyst opportunity for a top-calibre Quant with a love for numbers, investments and systems/programming to join the global equity team of a leading investment house.  

Key Functions:

  • Investigate correlations and new quantitative concepts and formulate these into actionable investment recommendations;
  • Present and argue investment views and new investment ideas and participate in the investment debate and final investment decision;
  • Play a key role in incorporating “AI” in the investment process;
  • Build and maintain the quantitative screens for the fund, which includes country, sector, style and currency models;
  • Build and maintain user-friendly and intuitive dashboards;
  • Research and develop new/alternative quant techniques;
  • Lead key front-office IT projects;

Key Requirements:

  • At least 4 years’ experience gained in Investment Analysis / Quants / Modelling
  • Post-Graduate qualification in Mathematics / Financial Mathematics / Statistics / Data Science
  • CFA preferred
  • Coding skills – MATLAB / Python / R / C#
  • Experience in working with large data sets, and performing quantitative & statistical analysis in Advanced Excel & VBA (Barra, I-Maps & Factset preferred)
  • Deep interest in markets, finance, quants and investing
  • Project management skills
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