About Scientific Beta
As part of its policy of transferring know-how to the industry, EDHEC-Risk Institute has set up Scientific Beta. Scientific Beta is an original initiative, which aims to favour the adoption of the latest advances in smart beta design and implementation by the whole investment industry. Its academic origin provides the foundation for its strategy: offer, in the best economic conditions possible, the smart beta solutions that are most proven scientifically with full transparency of both the methods and the associated risks. Since February 1, 2020, Scientific Beta has been part of the SGX Group and has been developing its activities in Asia.
As of December 30, 2019, assets tracking Scientific Beta smart beta indices reached USD 59bn. Scientific Beta has a dedicated team of 52 people who cover client support, development, production and promotion of its index offering.
As part of its international development programme, and in order to strengthen its index development activity in Asia in cooperation with SGX, Scientific Beta is recruiting a Senior Quantitative Analyst for its head office in Singapore.
Senior Quantitative Analyst – Investment Analysis Team – Singapore
The successful candidate will be a senior quantitative analyst with experience in quantitative equity portfolio construction and equity factor investing implementation if possible. The position requires a Master’s degree in Finance or Financial Engineering from a leading institution and experience in constructing quantitative equity portfolios within an equity index provider, investment bank or asset manager. The candidate must have a minimum of five years of experience in this area.
The candidate will be part of the Client Services team, which is a strategic department for Scientific Beta, since it coordinates all the expertise provided to the company’s clients or prospects. This department is located in Europe and North America and will be strengthened in Asia by this recruitment. The candidate will be an expert who will allow Scientific Beta’s clients’ and prospects’ requests to be covered in terms of analysis and knowledge of the investment strategies offered by Scientific Beta. The candidate will work in close cooperation with other Scientific Beta teams (Research and/or Product Management).
Experience in drafting and publishing equity analysis reports for a broad audience in English is a must (excellent written and oral presentation skills are crucial). The position also requires a strong analytical mind.
The candidate further needs to have a strong command of Matlab for financial computations, in particular in the area of portfolio construction and performance analysis.
Flexibility, responsiveness and team spirit are essential.
The salary will be determined according to the Scientific Beta pay scale, based on the candidate’s qualifications and previous experience.
Should you wish to apply to this position please send your resume and a cover letter, explaining your motivations and reasons why you will fit to this role.