Quant Assistant Portfolio Manager

Meredith Brown Associates
London, United Kingdom
Sep 30, 2019
Oct 09, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Role & Responsibilities
  • Develop (and assist in the design, development, testing and live implementation of) quantitative models, enterprise grade systems and tools related to managing the present and future strategies
  • Support the CIO, CEO and/or Executive Chairman in developing, launching, managing and maintaining funds/operations/trading in the Company
  • Support the preparation of materials for client communication and servicing and assisting the CIO in preparation and design of marketing materials
  • Support operational, trading and implementation matters relating to the strategies

Investment Management
  • Provide high quality technical research papers on special investment issues that contribute to the investment decision making process and enhance the research reputation of the company
  • Provide analysis and updates to key business areas (Management, Marketing)
  • Collaborate and share investment knowledge and knowledge of models, code and processes with the team
  • Implementation - responsible for supporting accurate and timely implementation of investment strategy

Quantitative Analysis and Development
  • Full development lifecycle and assisting in the full lifecycle development of quantitative models, supporting/developing software and tools used to drive present and future strategies. (Full lifecycle includes development of concepts, business analysis, quantitative research and developing these concepts into production code in the live environment)

Marketing and Client Servicing
  • Support the Company's client servicing and marketing operations by assisting in preparation work and participating in consultant and potential client presentations
    Assist in the preparation of client and consultant communications

Technical Skills & Competencies
  • CFA or equivalent professional accreditation
  • MS Office - Advanced Excel and VBA
  • Strong knowledge of an appropriate data science programming language/environment - e.g. MatLab, Python, R
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server for development/maintenance of critic data infrastructure (including views and stored procedures)
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft .Net, ideally with experience in developing in either C# or VB.Net
  • Ability to deal with and take a global perspective
  • Comprehensive knowledge of regional stock markets, sectors and stocks and industry operating and investment valuation context
  • Detailed understanding of currency and custodian practices

Background Experience & Behavioural Competencies
  • Outstanding academic background; minimum 2:1 in a scientific and/or numerate subject from a leading academic institution
  • PhD or post grad in mathematical, scientific, technical subject desirable
  • Research and/or Enterprise programming/development and strong database development skills
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills
  • Possess well developed interpersonal skills
  • Good decision making/problem solving skills
  • Contribute and add value within a small team environment
  • Intellectually curious team player; very bright with an energetic approach
  • Onsite testing will include technical programming and quantitative assessments.

Please note that due to the high volume of applicants responding to our adverts we are regrettably not able to feed back on all applications; only successful candidates will be contacted.

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