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Hedge Fund Investment Risk and Portfolio Analyst

Aurum Research Limited
London, United Kingdom
Competitive + Bonus
Closing date
Mar 9, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At Aurum Research, we understand creating a culture of equality isn't just the right thing to do, it's also the smart thing. Diverse companies are more innovative and better position to succeed. Everyone is welcome - as an inclusive workplace, people can be themselves in an environment that both supports and includes them.

Investment Risk and Portfolio Analyst

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Investment research and risk analytics
  • Perform independent analysis of hedge fund investments with detailed analysis on (but not limited to) exposures, performance, market risk and liquidity.
  • Perform additional risk analytics on proposed investments during the investment due diligence process.
  • Perform investment due diligence on new funds and assist with the monitoring of invested funds.
  • Contribute to the production of external performance commentaries, industry/strategy 'deep dive' analysis, top-down strategy analysis/review and thought-pieces.
  • Attend industry conferences and meetings with hedge fund managers with periodic international travel including summarising and communicate key details to the research team. Assist in the development/evolution of the hedge fund due diligence process, including contributing to in-house proprietary tool/systems development.
  • Support Aurum Research's efforts to further incorporate ESG into the investment research process.

  • Candidates will have a minimum of 2-3 years of investment industry experience in performance and risk analytics.
  • Relevant degree and/or MSc in numerical or economics related degree such as Economics, Quantitative Investment Risk Management, Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Data Science.
  • Strong IT background with experience in SQL, VBA, Python, C# and/or R.
  • Preferable knowledge in pandas/numpy/Tensorflow
  • Experience with risk analysis tools such as RiskMetrics, Factset, or factor-based risk models.
  • Candidate will be analytical with a strong attention to detail, concern for quality and accuracy of final product. Candidate will be comfortable writing detailed reports/notes and presenting their findings.
  • Cultural fit: self-motivated, proactive, enjoys collaboration and working as part of a team as well as building an industry network.

Working hours/location
  • South Kensington.
  • Normal hours: 09:00 - 17:30
  • Hybrid working arrangement: Currently all employees work 3 days in-office, 2 days from home.

About us
  • Aurum is a specialist investment manager focused on selecting hedge funds (for both commingled portfolios and single institutional client portfolios). Please refer to company website for more information:

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