EQI Quantitative Researcher

Recruiter
AXA IM LTD
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
15 Nov 2022
Closes
15 Dec 2022
Ref
17629038
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Key Accountabilities
  • Conduct alpha and factor research to enhance our investment models
  • Implement models in our proprietary research platform
  • Propose new investment models
    • identify new data sources to improve our models' understanding of equities dynamics
    • build models that deliver equity factor investment returns with improved efficiency
  • Exploit industry and academic research to make use of the latest equity research ideas and quantiative techniques
  • Lead discussions with the Equity QI portfolio management team to monitor model performance, analyse model effectiveness, develop analytics, and consider potential enhancements
  • Engage with teams across AXA IM Equity in their use of the quantitative investment models

Desirable skills and experience

We expect candidates to show strong evidence of most of the following skills/experience:
  • Experience in building quantitative investment signals - a demonstrable track record of delivering robust results through research, using econometrics and machine learning techniques
  • Strong analytical skills - ability to manipulate and analyse complex, large scale, high-dimensionality data from multiple data sources.
  • Practical experience in fundamental analysis of equities, including financial forecasting and valuation
  • Able to build good-quality reusable code - solid practical knowledge of Python and standard data science packages

Personal attributes
  • Critical thinking about equities strategies and quantitative models
  • Conscientious, attention to detail, positive attitude, self-motivated
  • Interest in equity markets, companies and their financial performance
  • Willingness to share ideas, working within the team and across teams
  • Strong communication skills

Qualifications
  • Ideally an advanced degree in a finance related and/or quantitative subject
  • CFA is a plus

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