As part of its policy of transferring know-how to the industry, EDHEC-Risk Institute set up ERI Scientific Beta. ERI Scientific Beta is an original initiative which aims to favour the adoption of the latest advances in smart beta
design and implementation by the investment industry. Its academic origin provides the foundation for its strategy: offer, in the best economic conditions possible, the smart beta solutions that are most proven scientifically with full
transparency of both the methods and the associated risks.
As of December 31, 2016, the Scientific Beta indices corresponded to USD 12.3bn in assets under replication.
With offices in Boston, London, Nice, Singapore and Tokyo, ERI Scientific Beta has a dedicated team of 45 people who cover client support, development, production and promotion of its index offering.
As part of the development of its index development activity, ERI Scientific Beta is recruiting two interns for quantitative research analysis. The positions are based in Nice.
Internship: Quantitative Research Analyst — Indices & Benchmarks two vacancies in Nice, France
You will be responsible for quantitative research, performance analysis and reporting on systematic equity investment strategies, including the Scientific Beta smart factor indices.
The role will require you to use concepts from performance measurement and portfolio theory, as well as applied econometrics and statistics to analyse investment strategies. You will analyse performance over time and in different market conditions, assess implementation issues and transaction costs, as well as examine and explain different portfolio construction steps.
The position focuses on computational tasks but also involves reasoned analysis of your results and writing of reports and presentation material based on your quantitative results.
The role requires sound knowledge of advanced computational tools (such as Matlab), and advanced knowledge of Excel. The successful candidate will also have an excellent command of financial theory and applied statistics/econometrics and a keen interest in empirical work with financial data and applying advanced research-based concepts in practice.
The internship is for a period of six to nine months, starting preferably in September 2017 or January 2018.
If you wish to apply for this position, please send a motivation letter, your CV, and a transcript of grades from your MSc courses to Ms L. Kriloff– EDHEC-Risk Institute – 400 promenade des Anglais – BP 3116 – 06202 Nice cedex 3 – France.
For more information about ERI Scientific Beta, please visit www.scientificbeta.com or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRL91F-LvhLPc9M9OD7LQgA