Equity Investment Strategist

Riyadh Permanent
  • Newly formed team that will lead the development of dynamic asset allocation
  • Matlab, Python, Excel-VBA

About Our Client

Equity Investment Strategist - Financial Services - RiyadhRegional Sovereign Wealth Fund, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Job Description

Equity Investment Strategist - Financial Services- Riyadh


  • Contribute to a culture of development, guidance and performance within Multi Asset Class Strategy team
  • Set and communicate performance expectations with senior management, provide updates and address feedbacks to progress.
  • Mentor, guide and evaluate junior members reports

Process and Risk Management

  • Implement Multi Asset Class Strategy team's policies, systems, processes, procedures and controls so that all relevant procedural/legislative requirements are fulfilled while delivering high quality and cost-effective results
  • Promote a culture of information security and risk control through adapting to changes in international standards, changes in the business environment and adoption of leading practices within Multi Asset Class Strategy team
  • Participate highlighted risks mitigation steps and reduce non-compliance through ensuring the availability and promotion of stipulated policies and procedures
  • Analyze the root cause analysis of non-compliance and prepare strategies to minimize future non-compliance

Information Security and Confidentiality

  • Comply the development and implementation of Multi Asset Class Strategy team's information security guidelines as per information security frameworks
  • Help promote a culture of information security and confidentiality within the department by dissemination of knowledge in the team
  • Participate information security risks mitigation and help reduction in non-compliance

Investment Strategies Research & Implementation

  • Develop and implement absolute return equity investment strategies that are intended to provide utility to business priorities improving the overall performance of the total portfolio by 1) adding strategies with low correlational to traditional assets that improve risks metrics of the Asset Allocation Portfolio, especially by mitigating drawdowns during stress periods and by 2) adding alpha through either systematic or process driven bottom-up or top-down approaches, such as risk premia, long/short market neutral, relative value arbitrage, event driven, trend following, hedged systemic thematic (ESG versus market) or opportunistic thematic investments, or by 3) making efficient use of leverage and liquidity through balance sheet optimization
  • Take project ownership for the alpha strategies on equity
  • Work closely with the equity specialists to develop probability of left/right tail events and recommend investment solutions for hedging equity exposures of the overall portfolio
  • Work closely with data scientists, developers and the IT department to Develop systematic strategies that exploit statistically-based predictive signals associated with various market inefficiencies and explore alternative data sources.
  • Support the development of a performance attribution system for the equity strategies to support scenario analysis of future investment decisions but also to incorporate learning of the efficacy of past investment decisions so that the process can be continuously enhanced
  • Work collaboratively with IT, Risk and Investment teams to create a data platform for conducting quantitative, fundamental and macro analysis on equity markets.

The Successful Applicant

Equity Investment Strategist - Financial Services

The ideal candidate will have a track record of successfully developing medium-term equity investment strategies with large capacity, ideally within a hedge fund, asset management company, or similar institutional investment firm, with direct experience managing a portfolio. This is a management position, and an influential role as the successful candidate will have a chance to develop equity investment strategies for a growing, global investment organization.

  • Preferred: PhD or Masters in finance and/or statistics, econometrics, financial engineering, mathematics, physics, or engineering
  • Preferred: Matlab, Python, Excel-VBA is a strong plus

What's on Offer

Competitive package + bonus + relocation

Jamie Gilbert
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Policy, Economics & Regulatory Affairs
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Financial Services
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