Job title: Investment & Data Analyst (FinTech)
Employment type: Contract
Experience: 2 to 3 years
Salary: Negotiable
Salary Type: Cost to Company
Job published: 04 August 2022
Job reference no: 666507819

Job Description

Rare opportunity to join a FinTech start up that is well funded together with the excitement of breaking new ground!

Directly influencing asset manager & leading investor buy/sell/hold stock decisions via a combination of Data Science and Investment Analysis techniques.


In essence, this business is driven by a tracking and budgeting App that analyses consumer spending trends - the data is then interrogated to identify trends, themes, assess if the trends identified are sustainable / profitable etc, and this research offering is then shared with subscribed asset managers and investors to consider further. The intention being to publish differentiated, in-depth analysis on listed and unlisted consumer facing companies for their clients.


This role offers a unique combination of both data science and fundamental equity research. You will apply your knowledge in fundamental investment analysis, by using your understanding of accounting and capital markets to ask the right questions. And data science, in collaboration with more senior data analysts, to extract the answers for your company’s unique dataset.



Investment analyst activities include:

  • Build and maintain financial models for listed companies
  • Reporting on key trends in the consumer market
  • Synthesizing important factors and trends from company reported results
  • Writing research reports


As a data analyst you will:

  • Query, clean and filter data for research and business projects
  • Analyze large and complex data sets
  • Identify trends and patterns in the data
  • Build data models
  • Provide reports on analysis to team and business


The successful candidate for this role will be:

  • Able to clearly communicate complex issues to a sophisticated and unsophisticated audience
  • Curious about the world around them
  • Ambitious and self-motivated, able to work on difficult tasks on their own, while also knowing when to seek assistance
  • Passionate about investment markets, demonstrated by evidence of personal trading track-record or a genuine interest in current market events


The following are mandatory requirements to be considered for the role:

  • A quantitative or financial undergraduate degree
  • +/- 2 years’ experience
  • Started on CFA journey
  • Intermediate knowledge of Python and SQL for data science applications


The successful candidate will be offered a one-year contract, with the possibility of a permanent role based on individual and company performance.


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