Job ref no.: CT3114388-01#8272

Senior Research Analyst, Quantitative Research - Hong Kong

Macquarie Group Limited


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Commodities and Global Markets provides clients with an integrated, end-to-end offering across global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities.

Find out more about Macquarie at www.macquarie.com/about.

We are currently seeking a Senior Research Analyst to join our Quantitative Research team in Hong Kong.

In this role you will:

1) Independently undertake thought provoking and commercial research. This task will involve:

  • generating original ideas, possibly building on current academic work e.g. in accounting, finance, economics, econometrics
  • exploring new techniques in the fields of Machine Learning, Big Data and Artificial intelligence and how this will impact the equity markets
  • obtaining, cleaning and organising various datasets, mostly comprising data at security level
  • writing original code to process the data, test robustness and display the results in a compelling graphical form
  • writing up in-depth reports that present and interpret the result in a style that is rigorous yet commercial.

2) Service both quantitative and fundamental clients - support, advise and answer queries, assist with special ad-hoc projects and initiatives as assigned.

3) Service and engage with the internal sales/trading desk by actively taking part in the marketing of the global research product and trading ideas. This task will involve running screens, backtests and other types of analytics tool in a timely and reliable manner. In addition, it will involve participating in internal meetings and ‘teach-ins’ and giving internal presentations.

About you

To be successful you will have:

  • An academic background in Economics, Accounting or Finance and a post graduate degree (e.g. PhD) from a top-tier university
  • Experience in a similar role either on the buy side or on the sell side would be an advantage
  • Proven experience and deep understanding of the working of financial markets
  • A strong team ethic and previous experience working within a fast paced environment, where you need to show initiative and leadership skills, ability to work independently with little supervision and recognise when to seek help.
  • Excellent analytical skills and an outgoing personality with strong communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of using programming languages (ideally R)
  • A CFA qualification or working towards gaining a CFA qualification would be an advantage

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