Quantitative Analyst

Quantitative Analyst


Quantitative Analyst

Details of the offer

Job Purpose
To develop quantitative analytics products and models within a specified framework, and with minimal guidance, to translate business requirements into tangible, creative solutions. To optimise processes, recommend enhancements and inform strategic decisions through statistical modelling and data analysis that address business problems or opportunities.


Identify, control and escalate potential risks which may lead to increased costs
Manage costs or expenses within approved budget to achieve cost efficiencies
Deliver against operational and cost targets
Prioritise resource allocation in order to minimise and reduce wastage

Build and maintain relationships for the purposes of reciprocally managing expectations, sharing knowledge and diverse insights, and creating buy-in
Engage in cross-functional relationships in order to obtain and to provide work support
Drive customer service delivery goal achievement in line with predefined standards and in support of operational objectives.
Take all necessary actions to ensure compliance with relevant statutory, legislative, policy and governance requirements in area of accountability
Maintain expert knowledge on relevant legislative amendments, industry best practices and internal compliance procedures and requirements
Ensure compliance is adopted in terms of systems and procedures as laid out
Implement and provide input into the development of governance and compliance procedures and processes within area of specialisation and identify risks
Ensure optimal usage and protection of business assets
Plan and perform regular updates that capture evolving business complexity
Challenge current models
Address business problem and opportunities through robust underlying analytics
Build, test and assist with implementation of models and analytical solutions that improve business outcomes i.e. reduced risk and costs, increased profitability, optimised efficiency and to facilitate strategic decision-making
Translate business requirements into tangible solutions or models
Understand business value of projects/models/processes
Deliver within broad parameters
Review junior Quants Analyst processes and models
Conduct peer reviews
Assist with training, where required
Provide guidance and subject matter expertise
Identify effective activities to address own development gaps
Create own development plan and review plan with team leader or manager
Understand which competencies and skills are required to be mastered to ensure personal development and performance
Keep abreast of learning opportunities, changing products and trends
completion of development activities
Develop, encourage and nurture collaborative relationships within the company
Participate and contribute to a development culture where information regarding successes, issues, trends and ideas are actively shared
Build and sustain collaborative working relationships with relevant peers and stakeholders in order to achieve productivity synergies
Participate in specialist communities of practice

Qualification and Experience
B. Degree Maths, Stats, Engineering, Computer Science, Econometrics, Physics or Actuarial Science.
Preferred Qualification Honours Degree
Experience Required 2 to 4 years in similar position

Source: Executiveplacements


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