Quantitative Analytics: currently 443 jobs.The latest job was posted on 22 Mar 18.
Welcome to the quantitative analytics section of eFinancialCareers where you will find a range of financial sector vacancies in the quantitative analytics field.
A quantitative analyst, commonly known as a 'quant', is a financial engineer, typically developing the computer models to value and then trade financial instruments. The successful quant will identify the ideal 'buy' and 'sell' points.
Vacancies for quantitative analytics professionals are usually with investment banks and funds.
Quantitative Analytics Careers
For a career in the field of quantitative analytics you will need a degree or PhD in a numerical or business discipline, such as mathematics, economics, physics or statistics.
Alongside the ability to analyse statistics, recognise patterns and make informed predictions, you will also need to be familiar with the most recognised economic theories and pricing models.
To develop valuation and investment software, you will need to be familiar with the most common computer programming languages, for example C++. You may be supported by a software engineer who will complete the bulk of the programming work, so although you will not need to execute programming yourself, a thorough understanding will facilitate your collaborative working relationship.
The selection process for quantitative analytics positions is thorough and rigorous. Employers will be especially interested in candidates with published research, and may carry out aptitude testing. Although mathematical ability and computer skills are essential to the role the ability to clearly communicate your ideas and reasoning is also an important part of the role.
Specialisms within Quantitative Analysis
Professionals working in the arena of quantitative analysis may specialise in particular aspects of investment management. For example, some may focus on developing investment strategies based on pricing signals, whereas others focus on developing complex derivative investment products.