Quantitative Analyst - Equities - EE role - Coding Ability essential
CapeTown, South Africa
5d ago
source : Executive Placements

Required experience and qualifications

  • Up to 3 years experience with a specific focus on quantitative research is required, experience in equities is preferable, but not required.
  • Coding Ability R, Python, SQL is required
  • University Honours / Masters Degree (Finance / Maths / Stats / Actuarial / Physics / Engineering / Computer Science)
  • Preference for CFA studies (or interest in completing CFA)
  • Equity Portfolio Management / Implementation

    The key objective is to assist in the maintenance of the equity portfolios to deliver on its performance objectives.

  • Assist with maintaining model portfolios
  • Manage cashflow implementation and trade instructions
  • Monitor compliance
  • Monitor corporate actions
  • Assist with client reporting
  • Portfolio attribution
  • Give input to the equity portfolio strategies and the generation of model portfolios, including :
  • Investment allocation decisions
  • Yield enhancement strategies
  • Listed and OTC derivatives
  • Smart beta / risk premia
  • Equity Research

    The key objective is to advance research efforts and improve overall quality and coverage with the aim of improving alpha.

  • Expand strategies and market coverage (guided)
  • Portfolio construction and risk management (guided)
  • Assist in developing content for the equities portal
  • Documentation of research, processes and model validation
  • Collaborate and present on new strategies and enhancements to existing strategies
  • Derivatives research and strategy ideas
  • Key competencies :

  • Ability to generate ideas and think logically
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, driven and results oriented
  • Strong aptitude for problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal skill and able to work well in a team, listen and respond to new ideas with healthy levels of EQ
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Accuracy is of the utmost importance
  • Outstanding organization skills and structured work style
  • Strong level of programming skill
  • Good time management and handles stress well
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