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Global Commodity and Cross-Asset Quantitative Strategies Research - Vice President / Director

London, , United Kingdom

Job Description:

Bank of America is seeking an economics/finance PhD to join its Global Commodity and Cross-Asset Quantitative Strategies Research team in London. Either at the Vice President or Director level.


  • Contribute to regular publications by researching key issues in commodity markets and quantitative strategies
  • Contribute to our econometric modelling effort and to the design of systematic investment strategies in commodities
  • Interact with a broad array of internal sales and trading desks, as well as with external corporate and investor clients
  • Monitor and analyze ongoing developments in the commodity markets

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience covering quantitative strategies at an investment bank, institutional investor, or commodity trading operation
  • Postgraduate degree in economics, econometrics, statistics, or finance (PhD strongly preferred), with an excellent academic record
  • Strong quantitative skills, coupled with sound knowledge of applied econometric techniques and the ability to work with large datasets
  • Thorough knowledge of microeconomics, financial economics and financial derivatives, with a special focus on price theory
  • Some background in macroeconomics, particularly business cycle theory, and financial portfolio theory would be an advantage
  • Proficient in Python. Advanced software skills in both MS Office and one or more applied statistical packages (EViews, STATA).
  • Very good presentation skills, able to present thoughts clearly and succinctly
  • Fluent in English. Command of other languages would be an advantage, but not essential
  • Teamwork-oriented, able to work under pressure
  • Strong interest in financial markets is a must
  • Excellent writing skills

Every day, across the globe, our employees bring a commitment to our purpose and to driving responsible growth by living our values: deliver together, act responsibly, realize the power of our people and trust the team. A key aspect of driving responsible growth is doing so in a sustainable manner, a critical pillar of which is being a great place to work for our teammates.

In line with these values, in EMEA we have 9 Employee Networks, a wide range of Sports & Social clubs, and other development and networking opportunities so that you can enjoy a range of experiences and connect with colleagues across the bank. We also offer exclusive discounts to some of the most iconic cultural experiences for you to enjoy in your spare time outside of work. Learn more about our benefits here.

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

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