Quants Analyst : Quantitative Support (Prescient Securities)

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Head of Trading /CEO


Steenberg, Tokai

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Prescient Securities
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This role provides quantitative technical support across the business to ensure the consistent delivery of product to clients.


  • Development and Desk Quantitative Technical Support

    • Collaboration with team on new projects, products or processes

    • Write production algorithms and automations that go into reports or business processes

  • Build and maintain Financial Models and Reports

    • Responsible for designing, testing and building financial models.
    • Assist with the design, testing and building of complex GEARS functions.
    • Performs scenario analysis and spreadsheet manipulation for clients.
    • Understands the fundamental theory behind these models.
    • Solves client analytics problems and communicates results and methodologies.
    • Creates and maintains various reports across the desks
    • Understands the underlying methodologies and philosophies behind the data, math, and implementations
    • Understands the underlying methodologies and philosophies behind the data, math, and implementations
  • Quantitative Technical Support to GEARS

    • Assist to execute complex data queries from clients quickly and efficiently based on knowledge of what we have in the databases and how to manipulate it to deliver accurate data solutions to clients

    • Assist to solves client analytics problems and communicates results and methodologies.

  • Data Analysis

    • Defines the validity of the information and works with the data steward to ensure that the information used is in compliance with the regulatory and security policies.

    • Understands market data and knows when to question the validity of information and queries with the JSE, Bloomberg or other service provider.

    • Presents and depicts the rationale of their findings in easy to understand terms for business.

    • Troubleshoots and implements enhancements and fixes to systems as needed.

    • Conducts advanced data analysis and complex algorithms as needed. 

  • Development Support

    • Collaborate with Development Team on new projects or trouble-shooting maintenance reports.

    • Understand what data is available and relevant, including internal and external data sources.

  • Strategic Support

    • Ad-Hoc assistance to Management and Exco as required.

    • Maintain and support key client CRM systems as required, and maintain, support and manage workflow via team roadmaps.

    • Support, execution of and presentation ( when and if appropriate) of bespoke value-added research to clients.


  • 3-5 years + experience in a similar quantitative analytics position in financial services where you have gained a strong understanding of various asset classes
  • Strong coding ability in SQL, R
  • VBA and Python advantageous
  • Excellent Excel skills 


  • Hons / Masters degree in a Quantitative Finance field


  • Enthusiastic problem solver

  • Collaborative in approach, and able to work well in a team environment

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Self-driven and self-directed

  • Solution orientated

  • High levels of integrity and discretion

  • Displays initiative

  • Highly curious


The successful applicant will be joining a high growth financial services business and be exposed to a steep learning curve initially as they integrate and collaborate with the various parts of this fast-growing business. This role provides a great opportunity to grow and expand your technical knowledge in financial services and other disciplines, but with the necessary autonomy to tackle projects of interest and contribute to key areas. 


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