Assistant VP - Global Research

London, United Kingdom
16 Jun 2022
30 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
This role is deemed as a Certified role under the PRA & UK Financial Conduct Authority - Individual Accountabilities Regulations and may require the role holder to hold mandatory regulatory qualifications or the minimum qualifications to meet internal company benchmarks.

As a Barclays Quantitative Analyst, will be a part of our unique Quantitative Research team that has stayed together on Wall Street for over 25 years with minimal turnover. Over the past decade the group was top-ranked in its category by Institutional Investor Fixed Income research survey of investment management firms. In this role, you will be using your skills and knowledge to be involved in developing quantitative signals in different asset classes, asset allocation models, cross-asset valuation, hedging and portfolio construction.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity - helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

Hybrid Working
We are currently operating in a hybrid working environment, meaning that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?
• You will be involved in empirical analysis using both market data and non-traditional data sources and innovative techniques
• Taking part in publishing (including in academic journals)
• Actively marketing the work to clients across the globe, as well as interacting with sales, trading desks and other research groups

What we're looking for:
• A PhD in Finance, Economics or a related quantitative field
• Academic or job market experience in quantitative research
• Ability to clearly formulate and conduct empirical studies
• Solid quantitative skills: linear algebra, statistics, econometrics including time-series analysis and cross-sectional techniques

Skills that will help you in the role:
• Experience in developing issue selection and/or sector timing signals
• Familiarity with standard financial markets and databases, such as Compustat, CRSP, and Factset
• Knowledge of machine learning and textual analysis techniques
• Experience in developing issue selection and/or sector timing signals

Where will you be working?
5 North Colonnade is home to our investment bank and is in the heart of Canary Wharf, just a short walk from our headquarters at Churchill Place. It boasts an array of onsite amenities such as dry cleaner as well as a deli and buffet style staff restaurant. The building is easily accessible by tube, docklands light railway and all major bus links. The atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.

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