QUATITATIVE STRATEGIST – REF8415

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R HIGHLY NEGOTIABLE PLUS LUCRATIVE ANNUAL PERFORMANCE BONUS

Our client is a licensed discretionary investment manager specialising in the management of investments for both institutional and retail investors. They have an enviable track record and are a listed entity with a significant Africa and global footprint. You will form part of the investment team who provide multi asset class solutions across the risk/return spectrum.

They now seek a Quantitative Strategist to join their team.

This role is suitable for appropriately qualified, previously disadvantaged affirmative action candidates.

JOB DESCRIPTION WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  • You will be required to develop and integrate quantitative risk, trade idea generation, and portfolio construction and optimization tools and strategies for active global equity portfolio;
  • You will be required to optimize active asset allocation through quants modelling;
  • You will be required to provide quants support into fundamental active SA equity process;
  • You will be required to provide portfolio recommendations to add alpha;
  • You will be required to be the team expert and researcher on AI trends;
  • You will be required to collaborate with the team to research and develop new / alternative quant techniques to enhance risk / return outcomes for clients;
  • You will be required to lead key projects such as outsourced IT development.

CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • You are curious;
  • You are innovative;
  • You have initiative;
  • You have analytical skills;
  • You have a keen eye for detail;
  • You are pragmatic;
  • You are a self-starter;
  • You are a team player;
  • You have excellent communication (verbal and written) skills in English.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • You have Hnrs / Masters in (mathematics, financial mathematics, statistics, data science);
  • You have minimum 4 years’ current, relevant experience gained in an investments / quants / modelling role;
  • You are a CFA – this is preferred;
  • You have coding skills – MATLAB / Python / R / C#;
  • You have financial modelling skills in Advanced Excel & VBA (Barra, I-Maps & Factset – this is preferred);
  • You have project management skills.

You are technically astute; passionate about the investment space and want to work for a global best practice business. Great rewards on performance!