About EDHEC Risk Institute
EDHEC Risk Institute is part of EDHEC Business School, one of Europe's leading business schools and a member of the select group of academic institutions worldwide to have earned the triple crown of international accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS, Association of MBAs). Established in 2001, EDHEC-Risk Institute has become the premier international centre for financial research and its applications to the industry. In partnership with large financial institutions, its team of 90 permanent professors, engineers and support staff implements six research programmes and eleven research chairs focusing on asset allocation and risk management in the traditional and alternative investment universes. The results of the research programmes and chairs are disseminated through the three EDHEC-Risk Institute locations in London, Nice and Singapore. In 2013, EDHEC Risk Institute is launching a new initiative in the area of applied research with the creation of ERI Scientific Beta. ERI Scientific Beta aims to be a worldwide leader in the design and production of smart beta for the investment industry.
As part of the development of its applied research activities in Asia, EDHEC Risk Institute is recruiting a senior quantitative research analyst who would rapidly advance to the position of Head of Portfolio Construction for the Institute in Asia.
Senior Quantitative Analyst - Portfolio Construction - one vacancy in Singapore (localisation in Hong Kong may be possible after a 3-month integration period in Singapore)
The successful candidate will be a senior quantitative analyst with significant skills in quantitative finance, backtesting and calculation. A typical profile would be an engineering graduate from a leading school with at least three years' experience in the investment industry, and ideally a doctoral qualification in economics, econometrics, finance, or in a quantitative discipline. Specific expertise and experience in the area of portfolio construction is required. The successful candidate will participate in the EDHEC-Risk Institute's work in the area of applied asset management research and will work on portfolio optimisation, the design and implementation of equity investment strategies, and performance analysis. He/she will represent the institute at seminars and conferences, so good presentation skills are required. In addition, the candidate will participate in the promotion and development of ERI Scientific Beta's activities.
The position in question offers considerable potential and it is envisaged that within the first 12 months following the recruitment, an offer will be made to the candidate to take charge of all of EDHEC Risk Institute-Asia's portfolio construction activities under the responsibility of EDHEC Risk Institute's Global Head of Applied Research.
If you wish to apply for this position, please send an application letter and CV quoting the reference 1301QASGP to Ms Maud Gauchon - EDHEC - 400 promenade des Anglais - BP 3116 - 06202 Nice cedex 3 - France, or to email@example.com. Salaries are determined according to EDHEC Business School's remuneration scale and depend upon professional qualifications and experience.
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