Senior Quantitative Researcher

Location GREATER LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Experience level Expérimentés
Job details sector Gestion d’Actifs

We’re looking for energetic, creative individuals to join the Investment Models Research team. This new team, based in London, is part of the AXA IM Quant Lab group. We are responsible for all the major models driving stock selection across our $20bn Equity Quantitative Investments portfolios (EQI).

Our origins were over 30 years ago in the US as Rosenberg Institutional Equity Management. We were among the first to develop advanced models of fundamental data to analyse millions of data points to identify investment opportunities. Our experience extends to non-financial data, and we were one of the first quantitative managers to fully integrate Environmental, Social and Governance  (ESG) considerations into all of our portfolios. 

Building great models demands a range of skills. You may already have advanced data science, coding and quantiative abilities. Or your greatest strengths may lie in equities analysis and quant strategy development. In either case, as a Senior Quantiative Researcher you will be driving key investigations of factor return signals, company fundamental data and text data.

You will also have constant opportunities to learn within a supportive team, and with colleagues across Quant Lab, the portfolio management and technology teams.

We believe that critical analysis of company fundamentals is at the core of a successful systematic equity strategy. So in addition to your quantiative skills, your passion for equities and your original, grounded ideas about companies and their financial performance will be critical to your contribution.

You will have immediate access to highly evolved, proprietary datasets maintained in production by data and technology professionals. These will enable you to rapidly deploy your knowledge of equities and quantitative techniques to deliver market-beating models that make an impact on EQI client portfolios’ returns.

Key responsibilities

  • Conduct alpha and factor research to enhance the investment models
  • Implement existing and new models in a new data platform environment
  • Lead discussions with the Equity QI portfolio management team to monitor model performance, analyze model effectiveness, develop analytics, and consider potential enhancements
  • Propose new investment models:-
  • identify new data sources to improve our models’ understanding of equities dynamics
  • build models that deliver equity factor investment returns with improved efficiency
  • Exploit industry and academic research to make use of the latest equity research ideas and quantiative techniques
  • Engage with teams across AXA IM in their use of the investment models

Personal attributes

  • Critical thinking about quantitative models and equities strategies
  • Conscientious, attention to detail, positive attitude, self-motivated
  • Interest in equity markets, companies and their financial performance
  • Willingness to share ideas, working within the team and across teams
  • Strong communication skills

Desirable skills and experience

We expect candidates to show strong evidence of most of the following:-

  • Experience in a similar quantitative equities role on either the buy side or sell side
  • Practical experience in fundamental analysis of equities, including financial forecasting and valuation
  • Track record in delivering robust results through research, using econometrics and machine learning techniques
  • Able to build good-quality reusable code. Solid practical knowledge of Python and standard data science packages
  • Experience working with large datasets

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative subject
  • CFA is a plus
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We are committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across all our assets, and integrating ESG principles into our business, from stock selection to our corporate actions and culture. Our goal is to provide clients with a true value responsible investment solution, while driving meaningful change for society and the environment.

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