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Quantitative Investment Strategist in London

Job description

Some careers have more impact than others.

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a real impression, join HSBC and discover how valued you’ll be.

HSBC Global Banking and Markets is an emerging markets-led, financing-focused business that provides investment and financial solutions. Through our international network, we connect emerging and mature markets, covering key growth areas. We partner with our corporate, government and institutional clients to help them achieve consistent, long-term performance. Our products and services include advisory, financing, prime services, research and analysis, securities services, trading and sales and transaction banking.

We are currently seeking an ambitious individual to join our team as a Quantitative Investment strategist , working together with colleagues to define, manage and achieve divisional business targets.

Role Purpose

Support the Global Investment Committee (GIC) in market analysis, investment decision making, and content production.

Support our Advisory and Discretionary businesses with multi-asset portfolio construction and investment solutions.

Support our UHNW initiatives by devising and promoting trade ideas, investment strategies, and bespoke portfolio solutions.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop and maintain a range of predictive analytics across key macro markets and asset classes, including equities, FX, rates, credit, commodities, and volatility markets
  • Provide regular updates and interpretation across a range of market dashboards, signals, and indicators
  • Track, analyse and summarise market views from a range of external sources, including sell-side research, desk notes, surveys, etc.
  • Formulate, articulate and promote high conviction investment ideas in form of desk notes and publications.
  • Support related product launches
  • Support production of our publications such as The Monthly View, The Big Picture, the Quarterly Investment Outlook.
  • Provide analytical support for UHNW pitches, investment proposals and solutions
  • Support production of educational content and publications relating to individual asset classes (Private Debt, Real Estate, Emerging Market Debt, etc.) and portfolio construction (diversification, core-satellite, scenario analysis, etc.)

To be successful in the role, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Preferred post-graduate degree in science, engineering, economics, or similar
  • CQF or FRM qualification desired
  • Relevant experience in an investment Strategist or a similar role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial economics, asset pricing and derivatives pricing theory and practice
  • Passion for alpha discovery and rigorous market research
  • Strong data analysis and visualisation skills (R, Python, Excel VBA)
  • Ability to apply predictive analytics in investment strategy context (Statistics, Econometrics, Machine Learning)
  • Ability to apply standard risk modelling techniques in investment strategy context (factor models, stress tests, scenario analysis)
  • Ability to apply standard portfolio construction methodologies (mean-variance-tracking-error, risk parity, multi-period optimisation, convex programming)
  • Excellent attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills

You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC. 

HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment. Personal data held by the Bank relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Issued by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.

As a business operating in markets all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why HSBC is committed to being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/long term health condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate. Within the work place you will have access to various employee resource groups which aim to promote and achieve a healthy work / life balance and support our diversity ambitions. HSBC has in place processes in order to avoid nepotism, which means to avoid creating circumstances in which the appearance or possibility of conflicts of interest may exist within the hiring process.

Recruitment Helpdesk:
Email: hsbc.recruitment@hsbc.com
Telephone: +44 2078328500


Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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