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Senior Investment Specialist, Quantitative Investment Solutions

Permanent

Posted: 23 hours ago

Description:

Scientific Beta

As part of its policy of transferring know-how to the investment industry, EDHEC-Risk Institute (part of EDHEC Business School) established Scientific Beta as an autonomous company in 2012. In its original form, Scientific Beta aimed to foster the adoption of the latest advances in smart beta design and implementation by the investment industry.

The company has since evolved to being the one of the most trusted sources of scientific investment insights and robust institutional index solutions for the ultimate benefit of asset owners. The company offers both core index solutions - single factor and multi-factor indices, low carbon and ESG indices, and macroeconomic factor equity indices - for asset owners and satellite index solutions for asset owners via asset management partnerships.

In 2020, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) acquired a majority stake in Scientific Beta. SGX continues to maintain the strong collaboration with EDHEC Business School, in addition to the principles of independent, empirical-based academic research, that has benefited Scientific Beta's development to date.

As at the end of 2021, assets tracking Scientific Beta indices were in excess of USD 60 billion. In 2022, Scientific Beta was recognised as the world's "Best Specialist ESG Index Provider" at the ESG Investing Awards by an independent jury of ESG professionals. For more information about Scientific Beta, please visit .

To strengthen its client-facing Investment Specialist team, Scientific Beta is seeking to recruit a highly-experienced and academic Senior Investment Specialist, Quantitiative Investment Solutions. The successful candidate will help to cultivate business with both asset owners (for core index solutions) and asset managers (for satellite index solutions), in addition to consultants, on a global basis in close collaboration with local business developers. S/he will also be required to present the company's products in client meetings, finals presentations, webinars, and conferences to knowledgeable audiences and must be able to demonstrate previous experience and success in operating at a senior level within an asset manager, index provider, or reputable financial institution.

Main tasks:

Member of the Investment Specialist team within Business Development, reporting directly to the Global Head of Business Development & Client Relationship Management, and responsible for helping to grow business with both asset owners (for core index solutions) and asset managers (for satellite index solutions), in addition to consultants, on a global basis in close collaboration with local business developers.

The successful candidate will be required to present the company's products in client meetings, finals presentations, webinars, and local conferences to knowledgeable audiences and must be able to demonstrate previous experience and success in operating at a senior level within an asset manager, index provider, or reputable financial institution.

The role requires the candidate to prepare presentations and contribute to the monthly newsletter and client reports.

The successful candidate will work closely with the research department, index management team, marketing, and regional business development managers.

Education and Experience:

At least 20 years of investment specialist (client portfolio management/ product specialist) experience with an asset management firm, index provider or reputable financial institution.

Strong technical capability and understanding of single factor and multi-factor indices, low carbon and ESG indices, and macroeconomic factor equity indices.

The successful candidate needs to have very strong academic qualifications (to PhD level on a financial topic) and relevant investment credentials e.g. CFA or CAIA.

Skills and Attitudes:

Strong presenter with the ability to convey complex quantitative ideas and academic research to a range of audiences, from one-on-one meetings with institutional prospects to a 300+ audience of conference attendees.

The ability to help build long-term relationships with asset owners, asset managers, and consultants through a consultative and sophisticated approach to sales.

A passion for solutions-based sales.

The position is based in London although the successful candidate will cover existing and potential asset owner and asset manager clients based mainly in Europe and North America and will be required to travel to Asia occasionally as well.

The company's working language is English, so the person will need to be bilingual if their first language is not English.

Salary will be determined in accordance with the company's pay scale, based on the candidate's qualifications and experience.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter.

Job Details

1582042034
Full Time
London, United Kingdom
Permanent