Milan – Junior Quantitative Analyst

Development, Milan, Italy

 

The Pitch

This is an opportunity for a Junior Quantitative Analyst to join a successful and expanding Quant Team, with responsibility to developing financial analytics for the whole StatPro Group.  It is essential that the candidate can demonstrate a high degree of numerical, verbal and analytical competence. Experience of working within an investment bank would be desirable but not essential. You should be enthusiastic and a strong communicator, you will need to possess the aptitude for learning quickly.

Reporting To: Head of Quantitative Research

 

The Job

StatPro Italia is hiring additional quantitative analysts to work closely with the development of StatPro’s financial and risk analytics.

 

Key Responsibilities

* Support the developers in the enhancement and maintenance of the financial libraries used in StatPro

+ QuantLib: the open-source financial library (www.quantlib.org)

+ QuantKit: the proprietary C++ financial library based on QuantLib

+ PyRisk: the risk-management library written in python

* Researching and prototyping pricing functions for equities, FX, fixed-income, commodities, and credit derivatives

* Researching and prototyping state-of-the-art analytics for risk management

* Detailed investigation of problems, both methodological and technical related to the pricing of financial instruments

* Liaise with the data-management and client support desk to support fixes and enhancements

 

Essential

* A degree in a numerate subject such as Physics, Math, or Financial Engineering

* Knowledge of option pricing models for equities, FX, fixed income, and credit derivatives

* Knowledge of C++ or other object oriented programming tools.

* Strong numerical and statistical skills

* Good analytical skills

* Ability to document concisely and accurately

* An eagerness to keep learning

* Fluent in English or Italian

 

Desirable

* A PhD from a top institution

* Knowledge of Python and ipython notebook

* Experience with QuantLib (www.quantlib.org)

* Knowledge of QuantLibAddin/QuantLibXL

* Knowledge of Excel add-ins

 

Personality

* Attention to details, thorough

* Good team player and willingness to take responsibility

* Ability to communicate with company’s staff at all levels

* Eager to learn

* Ability to plan/organize and prioritise the workload

* Resourcefulness to collect information from a broad range of sources in order to support analysis

 

To show us why you should join our Development team, contact us at [email protected].

We look forward to doing amazing things together.

 

Information Security

  • Implementing and acting in accordance with StatPro’s and client’s information security policies and IT procedures.
  • Reporting security events, potential events or other security risks.
  • Protecting assets from unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference

 

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