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Quantitative Research Analyst - Currencies

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Salary £50k to £75k
Type Permanent
Location London
Sector Credit & Risk Management
Job Reference T55/TXH/26128
Contact Tim Holbrough
Date posted 31-05-2017

COMPANY INFO:

A leading global asset manager, based in London is seeking a Quantitative Research Analyst to join their FX Research team. The role has come about as one of the existing team members has moved internally into a Portfolio Management role.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Contribute actively to and lead research enterprises in the expansion of new currency capabilities and enhancements to the existing solutions;
• Produce day-to-day analysis, modelling and guidance to senior members of the team.
• Provide analytic and product connected provision to the Portfolio Management, Trading teams as well as other internal clients;
• Converse recommendations and analyses, both internally and externally, both verbally and in written form.
• Act as the business contact and help internal software developers in applying model enhancements and new products.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

• Degree in a technical field (Mathematics/Engineering/Physics/Computer Science) with good finance knowledge or equivalent would be advantageous although not essential
• Experience in currency and fixed income modelling and research would be advantageous
• Knowledge of significant programming experience in MATLAB, Python, Excel/VBA, SQL and a good understanding of C++, Java, XML would also be advantageous
• Already be or be well on the way to become a CFA charterholder would be beneficial
• Have strong mathematical and statistical analysis skills.
• Be accurate and highly detail orientated
• Be capable of absorbing significant amounts of information and act professional when under pressure
• Have strong communication skills and be a team player improving skills of the group

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