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.

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Quantitative Researcher

Position overview:

    MSCI is looking for an exceptional individual to join its Multi-Asset Class Research Team in Budapest. This team designs, implements, evaluates and maintains state-of-the-art financial risk models for various asset classes and markets. The team also engages in an applied research agenda, writing about topical themes in the Financial industry, analysed through the lens of MSCI’s products.

    The candidate will mainly work on core research topics, further developing MSCI’s risk models, but will have a chance to contribute to applied research themes as well. The candidate will interact with the clients of MSCI, such as asset managers, asset owners and hedge funds, to gain a better understanding of their needs and to explain the fundamentals of the risk models. The job offers a unique opportunity to gain deep understanding of the dynamics of the global financial markets.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research and prototype development of risk models which help our clients to assess the financial risk of their portfolios
  • Writing research papers and blog posts to disseminate the findings of core and applied research
  • Working with other teams such as Data, Analytical Quality Assurance and Development to test and implement models in production
  • Managing client calls on specific requests and commercial proposals (with sales)

Desired experience and qualifications:

  • PhD or advanced degree in Finance, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Economics or another quantitative discipline
  • We welcome candidates with different background and prefer skills and motivation over titles and work experience
  • Good written and spoken English language skill is mandatory
  • Strong quantitative and problem solving skills
  • Time management skills including the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Deep interest in empirical research
  • Critical thinking, curiosity and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with macroeconomic models is a plus

    Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis.

Sector(s):

  • Education, Research, Science
  • Mathematician
  • Researcher
  • IT Development
  • Programmer, Developer
  • Full time

Experience required:

  • 5-10 years professional experience

Required language level:

  • English - higher advanced/fit for negotiation

Job location:

Budapest

How to apply/ contact information:

If you are interested in this role please send your CV.