Assistant Quantitative Research Manager - Hang Seng Indexes - Hang Seng Bank (HK)

Hang Seng Bank Limited
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jan 28, 2023
Feb 14, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job description
A Career with Hang Seng Bank

Hang Seng is committed to service excellence. Our people are our most important asset and play a vital role in our efforts to continually enhance our performance for customers and provide best-in-class products and services. We seek to attract high-calibre talent by offering a dynamic working environment, good career development opportunities and competitive compensation packages.


Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited ('Hang Seng Indexes Company') manages and compiles the Hang Seng Family of Indexes, which cover stocks listed in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Our index series includes the Hang Seng Index, the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index and the Hang Seng TECH Index, as well as Stock Connect, Greater Bay Area and sector-related indexes. As at the end of 2021, assets under management in products passively tracking indexes in the Hang Seng Family of Indexes had reached a total of about US$44 billion.
Hang Seng Indexes Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hang Seng Bank. Our company is a team of professionals who strives for delivering quality, efficient and world-class index complier services to customers and financial institutions around the world.
To support our business growth, we are currently seeking high calibre professionals to join our Research team as Assistant Quantitative Research Manager.

Principal responsibilities
  • Support the research and development of new indexes such as HSIL's Factor, Strategy and Sustainability Indexes, backtesting of new index ideas, as well as preparing new index proposals;
  • Develop quantitative techniques and construct tools for index research and analytics;
  • Provide response to internal and external enquiries on new and existing indexes;
  • Participate in client meetings to explain index concepts and methodologies;
  • Contribute to research papers and other publications on quantitative research topics;
  • Assist periodic index review and rebalancing; and
  • Review the index methodologies to ensure they are up to standard and managed with the necessary governance
  • University degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or quantitative disciplines;
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience;
  • Demonstrate good understanding of financial markets and derivatives strategies;
  • Strong quantitative skills;
  • Expertise in some aspects of quantitative analysis is an advantage, e.g. factor modelling, risk attribution, machine learning algorithms, NLP, financial modelling;
  • Proficiency in Python, while having experience in Excel VBA, SQL and Bloomberg / Reuters / Factset / Wind;
  • Strong research writing, presentation and communication skills;
  • Capable to engage stakeholders / colleagues and work responsibly in a dynamic environment;
  • Proficiency in English, Cantonese and Putonghua;
  • Great sense of ownership and responsibility on job; and able to work independently
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The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Due to the current situation related to the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), we're leveraging our digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit top talent at the HSBC Group. As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through your recruitment journey. If so, one of our Resourcing colleagues will explain how our video-interviewing technology will be used throughout the recruitment process and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.
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