Research Analyst

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
30 Nov 2021
19 Dec 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we're looking for

An analyst to join the team's research function in London with a focus on continuing to develop our investment process across a range of global equity strategies.

About Schroders

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The team

The QEP investment team manages $24 billion across a range of global equity strategies with clients in multiple regions, predominantly institutional in nature. The team is made up of 29 people based in London, New York and Sydney.

What you'll do

There are a number of aspects to the role including participating in research projects under the guidance of portfolio management to support investment decision processes such as
• Conduct exploratory data analysis on new potential data sources, including ESG and unstructured data.
• Researching new signals across value, quality, sentiment and ESG to integrate within our existing signal library
• Improve the management of investment risk and help to develop portfolio construction tools
• Summarise research findings in written research to articulate clear conclusions and highlight key drivers and risks in the investment process
• Take ownership of the model output on a daily basis together with the other member of the research team
• Collaborate with Schroders teams such as Data Insights Unit and Schroders Sustainability Team to enhance the use of shared research and datasets

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

They key characteristics required for the role include:
• Analytical academic background
• Interest in and affinity with financial markets and research
• Ability to work in an intellectually challenging, collaborative team environment
• Hard-working, self-motivated, innovative, proactive and responsive
• Good communicator and inter-personal skills
• Excellent attention to detail;
• Efficient and well-organised, including clear prioritisation of work load ;
• Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help

• Experience with statistics, optimisation and analysis of large datasets
• Experience in fundamental industry or sustainability
• Structured problem-solving capabilities
• Programming skills in languages such as Python, SQL or Matlab
• Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification or ambition to enrol in the program

What you'll be like

• Good communicator
• Credible
• Innovative/proactive
• Responsive
• Well organised

We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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