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Quantitative Research Analyst

LGT Capital Partners
Quantitative Research Analyst
Pfäffikon, Switzerland
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Job Description

At LGT Capital Partners, we are committed to putting clients at the heart of everything we do. We seek to be a long-term partner for institutional investors, developing investment solutions that meet clients’ needs through both commingled funds and customized portfolios. As principal investor with stable ownership and a long-term perspective, we take a patient approach in building businesses and investment programs and most importantly, we invest on our own behalf substantially in all our programs, offering clients a strong alignment in the quest of achieving attractive risk-adjusted returns.

Your role

The Quantitative Research Analyst is an integral member of our multiple award-winning direct Quantitative Macro Strategies team of LGT Capital Partners in Pfaeffikon/SZ (Switzerland). The team is focussing on delivering largely market neutral and diversifying streams of returns as well as negatively correlated and protective return profiles for a sophisticated, institutional investor base by investing across all asset classes and liquid markets traded globally. Under guidance of the Head of Research, the person is responsible for developing rule-based trading strategies as well as helping translate algorithms into code.

  • Use rigorous scientific methodology and apply robust statistical analysis techniques to extract deep insights from extensive and varied financial markets data;

  • Back test and implement trading models and signals in a systematic investing environment, accounting for changing macroeconomic conditions;

  • Apply cutting-edge machine learning techniques and use unconventional data sources to drive innovation;

  • Periodically update on research progress and prepare high-quality technical documentation of finalized strategies for submission to approval before releasing them into the trading system;

  • Take personal ownership for and closely monitor the performance of your strategies in joint and mutual accountability with the portfolio managers and the head of risk management.


  • Masters or higher degree in Quantitative Finance, Econometrics, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, or another highly quantitative field;

  • Strong knowledge of probability theory and applied statistics (e.g. time-series forecasting, machine learning, pattern recognition, signals generation, features engineering);

  • 2-3 years of work experience in a data driven research environment, preferably including using financial data (e.g., Bloomberg) at different time frames (e.g., daily, intraday, tick-by-tick);

  • Experience with translating mathematical models and algorithms into production-ready code – strong knowledge of Python is a must; any other coding language (e.g., C#, C++, Java) is a plus;

  • Experience in working with relational and non-relational databases;

  • Genuine interest in financial markets is required. Prior experience in commodities or foreign exchange markets is a plus;

  • Ability to abstract, research and think independently, argue open-mindedly and assertively, and above all else value the intense pursuit of excellence;

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced team environment;

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail;

  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English, other language skills helpful;

  • Flexible, passionate and proactive team player, who is willing to go the extra mile.


  • Home Office: after the successful probation period you will meet your colleagues three days in the office and have the option to work two days a week in the home office in Switzerland. Additionally, you get a Home Office allowance;

  • We have flexible working hours, and you can structure your working hours according to operational requirements;

  • A diverse culture full of mutual respect, teamwork and appreciation awaits you at LGT Capital Partners – we ‘re all working hard but with us you can really generate an impact;

  • We empower and invest in you: your professional and personal development is key at our company: therefore, we offer you internal and external trainings aligned with our business needs. If you ‘re interested, you can also intensify your German or English skills;

  • We ‘re proud to be owned by the Princely family of Liechtenstein and our successful company is greatly inspired by their entrepreneurial attitude;

  • Commitment to ESG: our thinking is characterized through the Princely Family by a long-term perspective. Sustainability is key - we act accordingly in business and private life since 2002.

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