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EDHEC-Risk - September 16, 2010

Opportunity to join EDHEC-Risk Institute's research teams in France and Singapore

In order to strengthen its research team and develop its industry outreach activities, EDHEC-Risk Institute is currently looking to fill two positions for a Senior Quant Researcher and a Research Analyst, in both its Nice and Singapore offices.

Established in 2001, EDHEC-Risk Institute has become the premier centre for financial research and its applications. In partnership with the industry, its team of sixty-four permanent professors, engineers and support staff implements six research programmes and ten research chairs focusing on asset allocation and risk management.

EDHEC-Risk Institute validates the academic quality of its research through publications in leading scholarly journals, implements a multifaceted communications policy to inform investors and asset managers on state-of-the-art concepts and techniques, and forms business partnerships to launch innovative products. Its executive education arm helps professionals to upgrade their skills with advanced risk and investment management seminars and degree courses.

EDHEC-Risk Institute has its main offices in Nice, London, and Singapore. The latter, EDHEC Risk Institute—Asia, serves as a platform for generating and disseminating academic insight into investment issues of global importance and particular relevance to investors and institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.

For the Senior Quant Researcher position, the successful candidate should have a PhD and significant experience (at least 5 years) in the financial industry. The candidate will work in the area of bond and equity portfolio construction and on research into dynamic multi-class allocation and global risk allocation. Since one of the important functions of EDHEC-Risk Institute is the dissemination of the research to the industry, the candidate should also be capable of presenting the research at conferences and seminars organised by the research centre.

The Research Analyst should have excellent knowledge of portfolio construction and micro- and macroeconomic factor models. Significant research experience in the industry and a PhD would be appreciable assets for the position. The capacity to communicate on the research and present it at industry events is also important.

For further details about the specific requirements and responsibilities of these positions, please visit our "Careers" section: