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Quantitative Investment Strategies - Structuring / Product Development

Macquarie Group
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Feb 5, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Join our expanding Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) business in an Index Structuring position, focused on the development of systematic options and futures-based indices across all asset classes. We transact with a global portfolio of institutional clients via swaps/certificates on our indices.

Quantitative investment strategies have performed exceptionally well in recent years and is a rapidly expanding area where innovation is key. Macquarie has a strong platform and rapidly growing client base in this space, and we are looking for someone eager to learn more about this area of finance.

The Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) business sits within the Commodities and Global Markets (CGM) group and benefits from the broader expertise across commodities to develop market leading strategies in that space, as well as in Equity Indices, FX, Bonds and other markets.

As an Analyst within the team, you will be responsible for:
  1. Researching and back-testing innovative algorithmic investment strategies
  2. Helping to launch new strategies by being involved in the complete product development life cycle (idea generation, back-testing, working with Sales, Trading, Legal, Calculation Team, pitching the idea internally/externally)
  3. Running bespoke analysis and responding to client queries by working closely with Sales and Trading
  4. Working closely with the broader Structuring team to learn and share ideas relating to cross-asset QIS product development

We are looking for personable, technical individuals with a creative flair who are proficient with coding in Python. A focus on the details, clear communication, resilience, and problem solving and some understanding of quantitative investment strategies is essential. Familiarity with concepts such as index and returns calculations, systematic trading strategies, futures and options valuation and portfolio construction will be helpful. The role would suit someone with 1-3 years of technical experience in a quantitative role or background.

If you want a role within CGM and can demonstrate the attributes described, please apply!

About Commodities and Global Markets

In Commodities and Global Markets you will be part of a global business offering capital and financing, risk management, market access, physical execution and logistics solutions to its diverse client base.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you're inspired to deliver on our purpose of 'empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future', we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter.

As an inclusive employer, Macquarie does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race (including colour and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief.

Joining Macquarie means you'll be able to work in a way that suits you best. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways. Talk to us about what working arrangements would help you thrive.

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