Quants Analyst (EE) - Cape Town
Guardian Recruiting
Capetown, South Africa
2d ago
  • Job Specification;
  • Take responsibility for the construction of client portfolios and products that target different kinds of investment objectives

    Analyse and monitor the risk around these portfolios and products on an ongoing basis

    Document and manage changes to all models, quantitative analyses, and quantitative codes developed by the team

    Develop risk analytics and portfolio optimization metrics to support asset / liability management strategy setting and decision making

    Assist in the development and implementation of new investment product development where needed

    Assist in and drive system development initiatives

    Develop an understanding of the market, risks and tools as well as systems used

    Keep abreast of new portfolio construction and analysis trends

    Provide assistance to the Investment Advisory and Investment Research teams

    Support client relationships and business development where needed

    Portfolio construction and analysis

    Development and management of new products

    Risk management around portfolios and products

    Ongoing research into investment industry developments and portfolios structuring techniques

    Writing and assist in writing of internal and external reports

    Support Investment Advisory and Investment Research teams

    Training of other analysts

  • Minimum Requirements;
  • Honours in B.Com, B. BusSci, B.Sc. (preferably Actuarial, Maths, Engineering, Statistics, Physics) or Equivalent

    PhD in any other area with interest of getting into investments

    Regulatory exam : CAT 1

    2 to 5 years’ experience in financial services preferably in an Actuarial or Quantitative role

    Candidate would need to be comfortable that this is not an Actuarial specialist role or environment.

    Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Matlab.

    Advantageous to have VBA or C# experience

    Accepts and lives the company values

    Pays attention to detail

    Safeguards integrity of sensitive data

    Quick learner

    Strong numeric and analytical ability

    Good time management

    Able to work under pressure

    Communicates clearly and politely, both verbally and in writing

    Able to work independently but also be a team player

    Uses initiative, is pro-active and possesses problem solving skills

    Ability to plan for and work to deadlines

    Manage own priorities in line with the team needs

    Able to handle large quantities of data

    Thinks in a structured way and can document processes

    Willing to put in long hours when needed

    FAIS compliant representative or work towards obtaining the qualification within 6 months

    Kindly note that by submitting your application for this career opportunity you agree that Guardian Recruiting may use your application for the purpose of the recruitment and selection of the said position and this information may be shared with the relevant stakeholders in the business.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not have heard back within a two-week period, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.

    All job postings are in accordance with our Client's BEE requirements. Please only send certificates when requested to do so.

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