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Quantitative Risk Consultant

Company: MSCI
Location: Paris
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Position Overview

Quantitative Risk Consultants act as trusted advisors to our clients across the region and have responsibility for managing the associated client relationships. Consultants look to develop deep linkages with our clients and help clients make best usage of our products in the context of their investment or risk process and their business goals.

The individual will be responsible for supporting a suite of our Analytics Products. This will involve sharing best practices, explaining risk models applied to multi asset class portfolios and partnering with the sales team to provide expertise in client engagements and pre-sales activities. Successful candidates will have a thorough knowledge of market risk measurement and management, pricing of asset types (including equity, fixed income, commodities, and derivatives), highly quantitative skills and an ability to guide institutional clients to better use our products for assessing risks and making investment decisions. The successful candidate must be adaptable, able to lead efforts to solve clients' problems.

Scope of Responsibility

* Manage relationships within our regional client base (financial institutions in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg); implement strategic plans to ensure client retention.

* Develop expertise in MSCI products and models as well as latest market trends and regulatory landscape to provide clients with Best Practices guidance.

* Identify opportunities to increase client usage of our products and identify new users. Work closely with the sales team on potential sales opportunities. Assist in campaigns on new product placement.

* Proactively engage with clients to keep them informed of our product roadmap with a view on how our development efforts will help them achieve their business goals; proactively solicit client feedback regarding future product development. Work with internal functional teams to ensure that all clients requests / inquiries are managed appropriately.

* Respond to detailed client enquiries about methodologies and analytics; hold advanced client trainings / workshops; present in seminars

Specific Knowledge/Skills

* Very strong analytical skills in regard to simulation techniques for risk management, factor modelling, portfolio management and performance attribution; experience with Barra or RiskMetrics models and software a plus.

* Deep understanding of global financial markets, including modeling and pricing of different asset types in the fixed income, equities, commodities, and credit markets and their derivatives

* Knowledge of the main European regulatory frameworks for asset managers and banks

* Superior communication and time management skills.

* Fluent in French and English

Desired Experience

Previous experience in risk management/quantitative finance, working closely with investment decision making teams.

Desired Qualifications

MSc required ideally from finance/engineering/mathematical background.

How we'll support you

* Coaching, support and encouragement from experts in your team

* Access to a wide range of learning opportunities to support your growth and development

* Customizable learning journeys to help you navigate your professional development

* Transparent performance-based compensation schemes

* Employee Resource Groups: MSCI Pride, Black Leadership Network, Women's Leadership Forum, Women in Tech, Asian Support Network, All Abilities, Hola! MSCI and Climate Action Group.

About MSCI and our teams

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.

Our values define the working environment we strive to create. We are inclusive, we champion bold ideas, we always pursue excellence, and always act with integrity. Personal accountability and responsibility are key to success, and we always work as a team to remain client centric.

At MSCI diversity is at our core and inclusion defines our culture. Our people are empowered to maximize their potential in an environment where all individuals are respected and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. We work, learn and grow together and we are committed to hiring and promoting qualified women, ethnic minorities and members of the LGBT+ community candidates, who have historically been underrepresented in financial services.

To learn more about life at MSCI please visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Glassdoor.

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.

Keywords: MSCI, Allen , Quantitative Risk Consultant, Other , Paris, Texas

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