We are looking for a talent! Are you, or do you know, our next colleague?

OQAM is a quantitative asset management company authorized by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FI) to conduct business as an investment firm. We are a value-driven company with an open-minded and innovative culture. We have a genuine and passionate interest in the financial markets.

We launched our first product, a quantitative hedge fund, in December 2018 and we are now looking for a student to join our Back & Middle Office team.

What’s in it for us?

We are looking for a student with a strong interest in the financial markets and who values getting hands-on experience within their area of study. We prefer to hire a student enrolled at the Faculty of Engineering (e.g. Industrial Engineering and Management, Engineering Physics etc.) or a student enrolled at the School of Economics and Management. Applicants should have at least two years left of their studies and be able to work 5-15 hours a week, including during the school’s summer break. Actual work hours vary (rotating schedule between three students) during the different days of the week between the hours of 5.30pm – 9.30pm. Actual work hours and time of day may change when our business grows.

Primary responsibilities of the Back & Middle Office

  • Portfolio and trade reconciliation
  • Portfolio administration
  • Risk analysis, risk reporting and risk compliance checks
  • Pre and post trade compliance checks
  • Regulatory reporting (including transactions)
  • NAV calculation and price control
  • Performance reporting
  • Monitoring of cash, security holdings and cash management
  • Reporting to Back/Middle Office, Front Office and COO
  • When working with the above, you will be in contact with our “Fund Hotel”, Custodian bank, Prime Broker, Brokers and other Banks

For a student enrolled at the School of Economics and Management, there will be opportunities to take on responsibilities relating to the Financial Assistant function. For a student enrolled at the Faculty of Engineering, there will be opportunities to take on responsibilities relating to the more technical aspects of the Front Office and CTO functions. Your interests and ambitions will set the limits. You may also count on ad-hoc assignments that require flexibility, creativity and an enquiring mind.

What’s in it for you?

You will get to work in an innovative financial startup together with people who have relevant experience from successfully managing large investment mandates, building software systems for the investment management industry as well as building and running asset management companies. We gladly share our experiences and knowledge – we see our work as an opportunity to grow both professionally and as human beings. You will work with everyone cross-functionally – and thus get a good understanding of the day-to-day operations of a hedge fund. In addition, you will gain valuable practical experience within quantitative asset management.

This represents a unique opportunity to be part of a quantitative asset management company at an early stage.

Win-win?

If this sounds interesting, do not hesitate to send your application including cover letter and CV, via email to our COO, Jonas at ja@oqam.se. Please send us the application no later than April 29th. Mark the application with “Student position – Back & Middle Office”.