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Quantitative Analyst Research – Securities

Investment Bank

This is a Front-Office-Roles position in Cape Town or Johannesburg posted October 13, 2015.

The role lends itself ideally to a strong candidate who is hungry to make a contribution. The successful candidate will join the Quantitative
The candidate will be required to produce high quality, innovative, quantitative based research.
• An EE candidate – preferably African or Coloured but open to broader EE focus too
• Quantitative degree – MSc or minimum Hons level in maths, stats, actuarial, applied maths, finance, engineering or physics, must have above average intellect
• Must have strong, consistent academic base – must stand out from the average
• Must be proficient in Excel
• VBA and Matlab programming exposure and knowledge would be an advantage
• Must be able to present information (disseminate and sell)
• Must be able to take high level of work pressure and be able to deliver consistently
Functional Competencies:
Ability to:
• operate in a high energy, driven and entrepreneurial environment
• take initiative
• make use of learnt methodologies to achieve desired outcomes i.e. must be methodical
• be self-motivated and to handle criticism
• handle challenging questions in a professional and mature manner
• be attentive to detail
• produce highly quantitative, detailed reports/ research
• come up with statistical based solutions/models
• proactively research new ideas
• operate independently as well as within a team
Experience in:
• doing research – either at studies level or work level
• programming in VB/ VBA (with Excel) and Matlab desired
• constructing statistical models (eg. as part of their research thesis)
• working within a financial services environment ie 3-5years
Knowledge of:
• quantitative techniques/ research methods /methodologies
• market drivers
• derivatives preferred, but not essential
Contact – / 012-667 2912

Skills Required

  • Equity Analyst
  • Quant Analyst

How to Apply

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