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Quantitative Analysts

Descriptions & Duties

  • Quantitative Analysts develop and implement complex mathematical models that financial firms use to make decisions about risk management, investments and pricing.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Trade Specific Competencies

Ability to work under pressure

Quantitative Analysts have to make key financial decisions in high-stress situations.

Ability to work independently

Quantitative Analysts have to work without supervision, employ patience and persistence to complete tasks.

Time-management skills and concentration

Quantitative Analysts have to manage the time effectively and take long hours working with computer code and data.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • typically have a masters (PhD is preferred) within a highly quantitative subject, such as physic, engineering, mathematics or statistics


  • experience with trading algorithms, strong quantitative/ mathematical background experience working with large databases experience in producing quantitative trading strategies

Other specific requirements

  • strong in programme coding

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

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Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Quantitative Analysts generally work in offices.


  • Computers with programming tool
  • Computers with statistical software

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