Quantitative Analyst (12 month contract) with Martin Currie

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Franklin Templeton Asset Management
Melbourne, Australia
Nov 03, 2020
Dec 03, 2020
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Founded in 1881 and headquartered in the United Kingdom, Martin Currie is a leading global investor specializing in global equities. The firm is a leading pioneer in emerging and international markets covering various growth and income strategies. Martin Currie operates independently as a Specialist Investment Manager (SIM) within the Franklin Templeton group. For more information about Martin Currie, please visit us at: www.martincurrie.com.

What are the ongoing responsibilities of the Quantitative Analyst ?

Key responsibilities
  • Support Australian Equities investment team
  • Support portfolio managers and analysts to design, test, build and maintain a disciplined Australian Equity investment processes and the systems that support them
  • Effectively communicate investment research findings and results so that the investing and marketing teams benefit from that research
  • Manage internal software and database development projects to support investment team as appropriate
  • Support new product initiatives through back testing or other quantitative analysis
  • Research proprietary and quantitative investment signals to improve portfolio decision making
  • Comply all Martin Currie Legal, Regulatory, Governance, Risk and Compliance obligations including understanding your responsibilities, obligations, record keeping and behaviours
  • Comply with the ethical standards contained in the Martin Currie Code of Conduct

What ideal qualifications, skills & experience would help someone to be successful?
  • A post-graduate Masters or PhD in a Finance field
  • CFA holder or is in the process of pursuing a CFA
  • Strong financial and quantitative skills
  • An understanding of finance concepts, statistics and mathematics is desired
  • Computer programming experience desirable in python, R, and/or Visual Basic/Excel
  • Ability to work well in groups and with diverse contacts
  • Excellent organisation skills and ability to prioritise work effectively
  • High level of intellectual curiosity to enhance the investment team's research and processes
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and growth-orientated mindset
  • Ability to commence work by Jan 2021 is highly desirable

Candidates must possess the right to work and live in Australia without restriction.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.