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QUANTITATIVE ANALYST

 

To apply, please email your resume and any additional information to careers@capdyn.com

About Capital Dynamics:

Capital Dynamics is an independent global asset management firm focusing on private assets, including private equity (primaries, secondaries co-investments), private credit, and clean energy. Created in 1988, the Firm has extensive knowledge and experience raising closed-ended funds and developing solutions tailored to meet the exacting needs of a diverse and global client base of institutional and private wealth investors.

As of Q1 2022, Capital Dynamics oversees more than USD 13 billion in assets under management and advisement, and employs approximately 160 professionals globally across 14 offices in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia. Capital Dynamics is a recognized industry leader in responsible investing, receiving the highest marks from the UNPRI for its Strategy & Corporate Governance, and investment strategies. For more information, please visit: www.capdyn.com

Department Overview:

Solutions:

Capital Dynamics’ Solutions team takes a quantitative approach to analyzing and optimizing private assets portfolios. Based on a deep experience in private assets, the team has developed a set of tools and models to analyze large amounts of historical and current data. We are able to provide quantitative support to clients throughout their investment cycle, assisting in the selection and monitoring/benchmarking of investments, guidance on asset allocation, commitment pacing, liquidity scenarios and risk/return optimization. The Solutions team also collaborate with a wide range of departments and individuals to assist in quantitative related tasks such are record of accomplishment calculations or revenue forecasting.

Role Purpose:

Capital Dynamics is seeking to recruit an Analyst / Senior Analyst to join our Solutions team in our Zug office. The Analyst / Senior Analyst will be responsible for conducting quantitative analysis across the Capital Dynamics private assets portfolios.

Reporting to the Head of Solutions, you will use, maintain and develop quantitative models that are used for portfolio and risk management purposes as well as for ad hoc requests. In this role, you will also have to collaborate with a wide range of departments and individuals that you will assist in quantitative related tasks.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

To succeed in this role, you will:

• Use of risk management models and tools to perform in-depth analyses of private equity and infrastructure portfolios;

• Conduct quantitative research by creating tools for the benchmarking of private equity portfolios against historic market performance;

• Maintain and improve existing proprietary risk management models and tools;

• Perform ad-hoc research in relation to private assets portfolios (mainly private equity) and financial markets;

• Internal support to other teams (Marketing, Finance, Investment Management) when quantitative skills are required.

This description is for guidance purposes only. You may be required to fulfil additional roles and perform additional duties as required from time to time.

Skills, Education & Qualifications:

To succeed in this role, your responsibilities will include:

Skills and qualification:

• Experience in a comparable quantitative modeling or analytics role, ideally in the financial services, asset management or private equity or consulting, is highly desirable;

• Highly analytical and conceptual thinking skills as well as good organizational and planning skills;

• Demonstrable experience of collecting and manipulating large and complex financial data sets, and of portfolio optimization;

• Proficiency in Matlab, Excel and SQL or similar programming language;

• High level of self-motivation, with the ability to contribute to long-term projects, and a solutions orientated approach;

• Excellent stakeholder management and time management skills.

Education & Qualifications:

• Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline e.g. mathematics, statistics, quantitative finance or similar;

• Ideally Master’s degree qualified, though not essential;

Language:

• Essential - Must be fluent in English and display superior writing skills;

• Desirable - Proficiency in another language; preferably German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese/Mandarin, Japanese preferred though not essential.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Capital Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to creating a global diverse workforce. We are a global company with 24 nationalities represented across our staff in 14 offices, spanning North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We believe diversity and inclusion (“D&I”) is key to being better at what we do and our initiatives are designed to attract, develop, and advance talented individuals, regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, disability status or any other dimension of diversity. We welcome and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply to join Capital Dynamics.