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Quantitative Analyst

About Our Role

Fideres have been investigating corporate and financial wrongdoing for over 10 years, bringing advanced quantitative and data driven techniques to highly complex disputes involving competition infringement or financial instruments. 

We’re looking for a talented graduate or a high-potential professional from a relevant data/quantitative science focused discipline, who will bring exceptional capability as well as a genuine interest for a role focused on data processing, manipulation and management. You can expect a high degree of exposure to interesting and varied consulting projects, as well as rapid career progression with increased responsibility.

You will join our Securities Litigation Service team to facilitate our roles as damages experts in securities fraud cases around the globe. This involves building and maintaining databases covering financial datasets such as historical holdings, news, stock prices, and you will be dealing with real-world data challenges from day one.

You will then progress to a role that will also cover other data heavy projects on a range of industries. This will involve designing and applying statistical/econometric models to analyse data and summarize statistical inferences.

In this role, we expect you to oversee all aspects of working with data and quantitative models in various challenging economic/financial consulting projects. As a rapidly growing consulting firm, we are looking into incorporating the most efficient data processing, manipulation, and management tools in our projects for better product delivery. Some notable responsibilities are:
§ Data extraction, cleaning, processing, manipulation and management for data heavy projects
§ Maintaining and improving our current automated data and analysis infrastructure (Python / Pandas / Flask / Postgres / VBA)
§ Review and discover new areas for data management improvements
§ Remaining on top of any changes to work scopes, deadlines, etc.

What We’re Looking for in You

§ Strong record of academic achievement with a relevant degree(s) in data science / data engineering, computer science or quantitative subjects (econometrics, mathematics, physics, computational biology, etc.)
§ Up to 2 years’ work experience, preferably with hands-on experience in complex data manipulation, management, and analysis
§ A genuine interest in and capability to work with data and on data heavy projects
§ Proficiency with standard data analysis software and programming experience, e.g. R, Python, C/C++, SQL, VBA
§ Familiarity with programming packages such as:
–   data analysis/timeseries libraries (e.g. Pandas etc.);
–   array mathematics and statistics libraries (Numpy/SciPy/statsmodels);
–   webscraping tools (BeautifulSoup/Scrapy/Selenium);
–   PDF and documents parsing libraries and techniques;
–   data extraction from unstructured/semi-structured sources;
–   regular expressions
–   databases (Postgres, SQL)
§ Solid understanding of data analysis techniques, stochastics and statistical inference
§ Strong analytical skills, able to get to the core issue of complex problems
§ Effective multi-tasking and management of deadlines
§ Integrity, and a creative, curious mind, ideally with an interest in our business/economics
§ Plenty of initiative and a mindset towards continuous improvement
§ A high level of accountability, and not afraid to express an opinion and offer new solutions

About Fideres

Fideres is an economic consulting firm specialised in economic analysis of competition litigation matters. We have been engaged by all major US and UK litigation law firms, governments, and other public-sector entities to assist in numerous high-profile antitrust investigations and private litigation, spanning across several industries and jurisdictions. We have developed innovative modelling techniques for highly complex competition and financial issues, and our work has contributed to a heightened standard of economic evidence in litigation globally, particularly in class action

What We’ll Offer You

We are proud of our values and our diverse and international workforce, and we are committed to building a working environment where employees feel safe, welcome and able to have an open and respectful dialogue on diversity issues.

You will get to work in a highly innovative environment where training and development is put at the top of the agenda to ensure that our staff are at the leading edge of their academic knowledge, and where rapid career progression is available to proactive employees who reach out for opportunities.
We offer flexible working hours and competitive salaries and bonuses. Our compensation structure is transparent, to ensure that our employees know they are being paid fairly against their peers and understand their long-term compensation progression.

We also offer a range of competitive benefits which includes 25 days holiday plus a holiday purchase scheme, equal family leave (2 years’ service) regardless of gender, sexual orientation or how you became a parent, charitable giving via payroll and paid time off for charitable events, private health insurance and other benefits.

Location and Hours

We will accept applications from candidates in the UK and US providing you have the right to work in those respective locations (we can consider sponsorship for UK based applicants). The role will be primarily office based with some working from home days allowed.

Applications from both full time and part time candidates will be considered.

Application Procedures

Please submit your curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining your motivation to join Fideres and your interest in the role offered to indicating the job title in the subject window.

Please note that we consider a thoughtful and considered cover letter to be an integral part of the application.

We will try to respond to applications promptly, but please note that due to the high volume of applications received, we may not always be able to respond to applicants who do not meet the above criteria.