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Preqin Limited VP, Senior Analyst, Hedge Funds & Quantitative Research in London, United Kingdom

Job Overview:

Preqin is looking for a VP, Senior Analyst, in its Research Insights team. The role holder will be responsible for developing and communicating data-driven commentary focused on hedge funds and our popular annual forecast series. This role will also manage 1-2 members of our talented global team of industry and asset-class experts that produce widely read and referenced institutional research reports as part of our growing subscription research offering.

This individual will be a key industry-facing representative and responsible for articulating and delivering our view on hedge funds and the broader alternatives industry at events and through press interviews and written commentary in support of our research offering. The ideal candidate possesses strong communication skills and a proven record of engaging effectively with the industry, media and clients.

About Preqin:

You will be joining the world’s leading data and insights provider for the alternative assets market. We empower the global financial community with critical information and leading analytics solutions to help them make faster and smarter investment decisions, and to make them with confidence. A forward-thinking company, we lead our industry through innovation. We trust in the power of data, and we use it to increase transparency in alternatives. We believe that access to information leads to more investment in the ideas and infrastructure that build strong communities.

In this role you will:

  • Analyze our data using statistical and quantitative tools and write innovative, practitioner-focused research to help our clients better anticipate industry trends and positively impact their investment or allocation decisions.

  • Partner with Preqin’s data science team to build models that help us forecast the growth of our industry.

  • Build and manage a small team of industry experts.

  • Communicate Preqin’s view on hedge funds to national and global media outlets.

  • Present Preqin’s data-driven perspective to our current and prospective clients to highlight the value of our data and insights.

  • Support the wider Research Insights team by reviewing and commenting on others’ work, ensuring rigorous analytical and written quality.

You are a good fit if you:

  • Have a degree in Finance, Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics or similar quantitative field.

  • Possess substantial research experience, preferably with direct engagement with the industry via client or industry presentations and published research.

  • Are skilled at using quantitative tools, such as Python, to build models and analyze data.

  • Have experience working at a hedge fund or at a business either allocating to or with a strong focus on supporting hedge funds.

  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal presentation skills. Candidates will be required to share samples of past written work and demonstrate their expertise through a written research exercise as part of the interview process.

  • Capable of managing multiple and varied projects that require internal collaboration across our Research Insights, Data Science, Editorial and Press teams.

  • Preferably have industry-focused qualifications, such as CFA or CAIA.

  • Willing to travel regionally or internationally about 5% of the time.

Company benefits:

  • The opportunity to work within a well-regarded organisation in a fast-growing sector.

  • Develop your career in a high growth company with an international presence.

  • Subsidised Private Medical Insurance via BUPA, after successful completion of 3 months should you wish to.

  • Interest-free season ticket loans on completion of probation.

  • A pension plan under auto-enrolment which currently requires a minimum employee contribution of 5% of annual salary. This is matched by an employer contribution of 4%. You can opt to contribute more should you wish to. After your 1-year service with the company the employer contribution will be enhanced to match your contribution up to a maximum of 10% of your pensionable earnings. This means that if you are contributing the minimum contribution of 5%, after your 1-year service, Preqin will automatically uplift the company contribution to 5% of annual salary.

  • Cycle to work scheme.

  • Study support of up to £900 per annum for relevant business qualifications and enhanced support of up to $2,500 for CAIA.

  • Excellent Offices in London close to Victoria station and the proximity to many shops and restaurants and London’s West End.

  • Company-sponsored sports teams.

  • Winter and summer office parties and a company-funded team social budget.

Our Culture & Values:

At Preqin, we’re aligned around common values – our shared beliefs that shape Preqin’s corporate culture:

Be customer-obsessed

We exist for our customers. We listen to them and understand their challenges. We design best-in-class data solutions for their success. 

Act with integrity 

We build trust through honesty and transparency. We’re committed to doing the right thing for our customers, our company, and each other. 

Own your success  

We’re a high-performance team. We challenge and champion each other in our pursuit of excellence. We never stop learning and strive to become experts in our fields.

Think forward  

We lead the industry through innovation. We foster collaboration and creativity to solve our clients’ next challenge and give them a competitive advantage.  

Make an impact 

We drive positive change as individuals, and as a company. We’re passionate about creating a better tomorrow for our industry and our communities.

Equal opportunities:

Preqin is an equal opportunity employer, with diversity at the heart of our business. It is the policy of Preqin to ensure equal employment and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Preqin is committed to offering an inclusive and accessible experience for all job seekers, so everyone has the opportunity to be successful. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please let the Preqin recruiter know at the start of the application process. Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in that process.

ID: 2023-1759

External Company URL: https://www.preqin.com

Street: Verde