Junior Quantitative Analyst- Front Office

Recruiter
LMA
Location
London
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
05 Feb 2017
Closes
05 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity is available at one of Europe's largest commodity trading houses who are looking for a recent Msc/PhD graduate to fulfil the position of junior quantitative analyst. This is a fantastic entry level position with the opportunity for future progression into a trading role.

Some of the key responsibilities are outlined below although this is not an exhaustive list:

  • Develop and run demand forecast models
  • Perform back testing in order to improve forecast models
  • Improve existing hedging strategies for overall portfolio or sub-portfolios
  • Develop and run portfolio management reports
  • Develop automated methods for manual tasks and write efficient data management algorithms

An MSc or PhD qualification is required for this position, ideally within a computer sciences or mathematical subject.

For this role you will need to have a strong programming background. Excellent VBA, SQL and Python skills are essential and C++ would also be advantageous. You will also require advanced database management skills as well as a thorough understanding of option pricing and forecasting techniques. The incumbent will need excellent communication skills for this role.

In return you can expect to receive a starting salary of £30,000-£40, 000 per year. There are excellent career progression opportunities from this position.