Quantitative Analyst

Location
Brisbane
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 26, 2019
Closes
Sep 25, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

A rare opportunity has been created for a talented quantitative analyst to work closely with a highly experienced Funds Management team based in Brisbane. Fundamentally, the role will require you to analyse quantitative portfolio data and analytic models as well as assist with the management and execution of the operation of portfolio management and trading systems. You will be required to derive intelligent conclusions for communication to our investors and advisors. To do so, you will be expected to collect, analyse and disseminate quantitative and qualitative information with a strong focus on attention to detail. This role is well suited to an individual looking to develop a long career in Funds Management

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and interpret quantitative portfolio data and analytics models
  • Develop and implement databases to optimise statistical efficiency and quality
  • Prepare and disseminate portfolio reporting and investment communications
  • Conduct fundamental research
  • Prepare for investment committee meeting and maintain effective records
  • Maintain portfolios on multiple investment platforms
  • Work closely with Investment team to research, collect and analyse investment information
  • Business support duties

Key Skills and Experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Finance, Investments, Commerce or Economics
  • CFA charterholder highly regarded
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Ability to identify problems and opportunities and provide innovative solutions
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel, demonstrated proficiency in use of other systems
  • Sound knowledge of relevant data platform providers
  • A collaborative approach and commitment to teamwork
  • Experience in a similar position within research or financial services will be advantageous

Elston Asset Management

Headquartered in Brisbane, Elston Asset Management (‘EAM’) was established in 2011 as a managed account specialist. With a focus on providing after-tax return management and non-benchmarked investing process, the funds management firm has built a track record of delivering consistent, risk-adjusted outperformance for investors.

Elston believes the most effective way to achieve true diversification from traditional markets is through exposure to intelligently constructed and actively managed portfolios. The use of managed account structures is central to this philosophy. The core tenets of the philosophy are:

  • Genuine diversity;
  • Value and growth prospects;
  • long term returns;
  • liquidity;
  • protection of capital; and
  • after tax return management

Elston Asset Management currently manages in excess of $2.2B and the performance of their Large Cap Australian Equities mandate place them amongst the best performing managers over three and five year comparisons