Quantitative Validation Specialist -
MSCI
Mumbai, India
23h ago

About MSCI

For more than 40 years, MSCI’s research-based indexes and analytics have helped the world’s leading investors build and manage better portfolios.

Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage and innovative research.

Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research. MSCI serves 98 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most recent P&I ranking.

Position overview :

The Analytical Validation Team is responsible for developing and implementing the validation processes and procedures for industry adopted financial instruments, statistics and reporting.

Our goal is to ensure the 'highest level quality' and the 'fastest time to market' in the industry for financial products.

This is an exciting role that lies on the cusp of finance and technology. As a key member of this team, the candidate will have direct responsibilities for ensuring that MSCI market-

leading analytics continue to provide clients exceptional analytics quality and sophistication. The members of the Analytical Validation Team work on complex issues, where analysis is required to determine the root source of problems and associated factors.

The candidate must be detail-oriented and capable to perform multi-task assignments in a timely and independent fashion.

Responsibilities :

The candidate will learn about our clients' needs and validate the quantitative models that fulfil those needs. The members of our team have opportunities to contribute in a broad set of roles including : studying functional, non-

functional and analytical specifications, developing test plans and test cases, verifying formulas, implementing and using automated test tools.

The candidate will be exposed on a daily basis to the following topics. Knowledge of these areas is not required; however a strong motivation to learn is a must.

Performance attribution

Portfolio construction (rebalancing, backtesting)

Factor analytics

Automation framework for validation of analytics

Active participation in an Agile software development team

Desired experience and qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, mathematics (STEM), quantitative finance, Investment analysis and risk management, or any other highly quantitative subject.
  • 3 to 6 years of experience in technical profile and / or quantitative profile in Finance is a plus.
  • Some experience with any of the following languages : Java, Scala, Python, R, Matlab, SQL, C#
  • Good analytical and quantitative skills
  • Detail-oriented approach to daily work
  • Strong written and oral proficiency in English
  • Strong sense of ownership with projects
  • Willingness to learn about capital markets
  • Open to learn new, cutting edge technologies in functional programming, machine learning and data science
  • Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis.

    To all recruitment agencies : MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs / Resumes. Please do not forward CVs / Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website.

    MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs / Resumes.

    MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership / union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy / maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Apply
    Add to favorites
    Remove from favorites
    Apply
    My Email
    By clicking on "Continue", I give neuvoo consent to process my data and to send me email alerts, as detailed in neuvoo's Privacy Policy . I may withdraw my consent or unsubscribe at any time.
    Continue
    Application form