Quantitative Analyst

About the Group

MJ Hudson, the asset management consultancy, helps fund managers and fund investors operate more efficiently and invest more successfully.  Working with fund managers, investors and advisers in both traditional and alternative assets allows us to see issues from all sides and advise our clients accordingly.  The firm’s services include law, fund management solutions, international fiduciary, investment advisory, and IR & marketing.

From our offices across Europe’s major asset management centres, our team of 125 professionals works for clients managing and advising more than £700bn of assets. The firm has expertise in all asset classes, including equities, fixed income, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, energy, and credit.

MJ Hudson is one of the fastest growing consulting firms in asset management. The size of the team has more than doubled in the last 24 months and there are advancement opportunities across the firm.

MJ Hudson operates out of offices in London, Jersey, Guernsey, Zurich, Luxembourg and Paris and has 5 operating divisions:

  • Law – Focusing on multiple asset classes within the Alternatives sector
  • Investment Advisory
  • Fund Management Solutions – Management, operation and regulatory structuring – a full scope Fund Management outsourcing solution
  • International Fiduciary – Guernsey based fiduciary arm
  • Investor Relations & Marketing – London based consultancy with international clients (including MJ Hudson)

MJ Hudson Allenbridge is the name of the Investment Advisory team at MJ Hudson. Our work for large corporate and government pension funds, combined with our research on tax-advantaged investments, has seen our assets under advisement climb to over £60 billion. If you are looking to start your career at an influential organisation in a role where you will have input into market-leading services, this is a fantastic opportunity.

About the Role

The Quantitative Analyst will support our research on alternative investments as a member of the research and analytical team and assist with a variety of high-impact projects for institutional clients.

Examples of our analysts’ recent work

Recently analysts have written in-depth reports on private equity as well as tax-advantaged investing in film; assisted with operational due diligence on high-profile hedge funds; built an asset allocation model for a leading wealth manager; contributed to a leading market survey of factor-based investment strategies; and managed the transition of multi-million pound pension fund assets.

Why Work at MJ Hudson Allenbridge?

MJ Hudson Allenbridge, is a team-oriented and entrepreneurial environment which rewards initiative and an enquiring mind. As an analyst you will get exposure to a variety of fund managers in alternative investments, across a wide variety of sectors and asset classes, with early responsibility: where other companies ask young analysts to “do their time”, we pride ourselves on a collaborative and flat organisational structure where you can steer your own career progression, working closely with experienced industry experts. Analysts are supported through professional qualifications, from the CFA exam to the EIS Diploma.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Collection, management and maintenance of performance data on financial assets, funds, and investment strategies from external data vendors and other information sources
  • Quantitative analysis of performance data, performance attribution, and benchmarking
  • Factor analysis of liquid alternative investments, such as alternative risk premia, alternative beta, hedge funds, and diversified growth funds
  • Ad-hoc and client-driven quantitative analysis, such as portfolio optimisation, peer-group analysis, and back-testing
  • Researching managers, funds, and the markets in which they operate
  • Assisting in the completion of analysis and report writing
  • Developing expertise quickly on major sectors of interest to the investment community
  • Supporting the other functions of the research and analytical team
  • Liaise with other departments from MJ Hudson- from the firm’s law offering to our fund management solutions offering- to provide a one-stop shop for alternative investments

Candidate profile

  • Drive, energy and ambition to achieve results
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and data management skills
  • Good quantitative programming skills, in Python or R
  • Data programming skills, such as scripting and SQL, are a plus
  • Interest in Data Visualisation, is desirable
  • Good report writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to use initiative and work independently
  • Part-qualified professional qualifications such as the CFA are welcomed

Eligibility

Candidates must have an upper-second level degree from a good university, ideally in finance, statistics, mathematics, engineering, or hard sciences. Candidates must have a good working knowledge of data management and statistical analysis, including regression, time series, and principal components analysis. We are ideally looking for a candidate with a finance degree combined with a strong quantitative background, or alternatively a mathematics / statistics / engineering / sciences degree combined with demonstrable interest to apply the knowledge in the field of finance.

Candidates must be physically located and eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom.

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Email enquiries: recruitment@mjhudson.com
Contact telephone number: 020 3463 3200
Website address: www.mjhudson.com
Location of the position advertised: London

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