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Quantitative Consultant in Investment and Sustainability Risk Management - Financial Services EMEIA

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Nov 28, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  954802

Quantitative Consultant in Investment and Sustainability Risk Management - Financial Services EMEIA FSO, Zurich


Are you interested in working in an exciting, fast-paced environment? Do you want to kick-start your career by being exposed to interesting projects while learning from industry leaders?


At EY, you will have the chance to build a career on a global scale that is as unique as you are! We will provide you with support, an inclusive culture, and the relevant technology to enable you to become the best version of yourself.


Our Financial Services Organisation is unique among the Big 4 firms, being the only one with a functional specialisation in the Financial Services sector that is transnationally integrated across the EMEIA region.


As a leader in risk in Switzerland and the EMEIA region, we strive to help organisations navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape. With an increasing push for internationally aligned regulations for financial institutions and enhanced demands from diverse stakeholders for ESG integration, our team is uniquely positioned to drive the development of our business and talent.


The Opportunity


Within the Financial Services Consulting, The Risk team covers a broad range of functions dedicated to providing high value, trusted advisory services to clients. As part of the Risk team, the Quantitative Advisory Services (QAS) team works with diverse financial services companies that range from major global investment banks to insurance companies, asset managers, and specialized private and regional banks. We support our clients with tailored solutions and tools in the identification, measurement, steering and monitoring of risks.


As part of our team, you will:


  • Be part of the Quant and Analytics team providing consulting services to clients in the financial industry with a focus on asset and portfolio risk management projects
  • Assist clients in the development and design of investment portfolio risk frameworks and provide support regarding their strategic and tactical risk objectives across all asset classes
  • Provide guidance to clients regarding the development of sustainability risk assessment tools to measure and assess transition and physical risks in investment portfolios
  • Help clients and prospects in making the best use of quantitative data for investing and risk management as well as contribute to the development of new metrics and data products used by banks, insurance companies, and asset managers
  • Support our clients in financial risk management related challenges such as the review or development of firm wide quantitative models for measuring various risks like market risk, credit risk and operational related risks.
  • Developing your technical and social skills through internal and external training opportunities incl. obtaining professional degrees like GARP FRM


What you should bring to the table


  • A Master’s or PhD degree in finance, econometrics, applied mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, or another relevant discipline with a strong foundation in quantitative methods and modelling
  • Understanding of key asset management and sustainability risk measures along with in-depth methodological knowledge of risk analysis with regard to portfolio management and ESG aspects
  • In-depth and profound knowledge of financial instruments across all asset classes
  • Strong research and analytical skills, with the ability to apply forward-looking concepts to financial market topics in a comprehensive and timely manner
  • A strong client service mentality and excellent communication skills
  • Good knowledge of programming or DB languages like VBA, MATLAB, Python, SQL, R and C# (or other) allowing you to analyse data, implement quantitative algorithms, and develop solutions
  • Fluency in German and English
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to demonstrate initiative and a flexible working style within a multi-national team.



Ideally, you’ll also have


  • Experience or practical knowledge in statistics and predictive modelling with an interest in applying quantitative models to finance e.g.  systematic trading strategies, risk models, stress tests, asset allocation and time series analysis


What we offer


  • Yearly salary increases (based on progression) and a clear path to promotion
  • Hybrid and flexible working environment which allows you to manage your work-life balance
  • International multi-cultural team of highly motivated consulting professionals
  • A young and vibrant team that enjoys team-building activities
  • Continual personal development based on a system of trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning
  • Funding and support for relevant professional qualifications (e.g., FRM)
  • Acquire a fully accredited corporate MBA (EY Tech MBA) or EY Master’s in Sustainability from Hult International Business School whilst working at EY, completely free*


Find out more here about the many benefits to which you are entitled as an employee at EY.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. For further information please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).


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