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BBVA Head of Quantitative Investment Strategies Product Development in Spain

Area:

CORPORATE & INVESTMENT BANKING

Deadline for applying:

12/13/2020

Company:

España - Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaría, S.A.- 0001

What are we looking for?

About you

• You are a results-oriented, highly energetic, dynamic individual with hands-on mentality. • You have a strong quantitative and problem solving mindset. • You must be able to flexibly respond to changes in priorities, be able to communicate results to a less-technical audience, work well in a team and be comfortable in a front office environment. • You identify with the purpose and values of BBVA.

Your experience

Experience

  • +12 years of professional experience from an investment bank (capital markets) or management consulting. Preferably in a QIS product development role.

  • Strong background experience leading and executing the design, development and maintenance of Quantitative Investment

  • Strategies / Indices across capital markets products (Equities, Rates, FX, etc.).

  • Meaningful experience and knowledge leading the implementation of QIS libraries and frameworks.

  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other quantitative area or other degree with equivalent experience.

  • Strong interpersonal communication (written and verbal) skills.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

  • Knowledge of leading technology trends and best practices to support a QIS business.

Overview

About the area

BBVA Quantitative and Investment Strategies is a brand new business unit housed in the Global Equities division of the Investment Bank. Its mission is to bring quantitative investment opportunities to everyone through investable indices.

About the job

BBVA QIS activity involves the design, manufacture and distribution of investment strategies encapsulated into rules-based investable indices. These indices allow investors to access alpha sources in a low cost, diversified and transparent manner creating an innovative investment technique that combines the potential and attractiveness of active investing with the robustness and efficiency of passive investing.

BBVA QIS team is building a wide portfolio of forward-looking indices that will fit perfectly with all investor profiles and will help them achieve their investment goals. These indices, some already available, provide investors a robust and intuitive tool to follow the top long-term investment megatrends (e.g. ESG, Lifestyle Transition, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, etc.) or seek premia through exposure to intrinsic factors (e.g. Value, Momentum, Growth, Volatility, etc.) or fundamental factors (e.g. GDP, unemployment rate, etc.)

Additionally, BBVA QIS business unit leverages on its extensive experience and unparalleled capabilities to build tailor-made indices that meet specific institutional client needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drives the development of new strategies and indices according to client and business specifications partnering closely QIS Business Development,Sales, Trading, Structuring and Quants.

  • Manages the product manufacturing pipeline covering several asset classes and family of strategies (thematic, systematic, portfolio allocation amongst others).

  • Coordinates the full spectrum of the index development cycle: idea conceptualization, backtesting, methodology definition, implementation, index documentation, etc.

  • Oversees the ongoing maintenance of existing products and monitors related transactions.

  • Leads the implementation of a robust and scalable product framework and infrastructure jointly with Engineering and Quants teams.

Working at BBVA

BBVA is a global company with over 160 years of history present in 30 countries with over 79 million customers. We are more than 125,000 professionals working in multidisciplinary and diverse teams.

At BBVA, we are ahead of the transformation that is taking place in the banking sector, challenging the status quo, to make life easier to our customers.

Being part of BBVA means developing your career in one of the most innovative companies in finance.

Responsible banking

We're committed to responsible banking to help drive a more inclusive and sustainable society . The future of banking lies in financing the future.

We started out with the spirit of helping others make the best financial decisions. That spirit remains with us today and encourages us to keep moving forward, prioritizing innovation and digital transformation so that we can put the opportunities of this new era within everyone's reach.

Diversity

At BBVA, we believe that having a diverse workforce makes us a better bank. We are proud to be a company that prioritizes diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities , regardless of the race, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, religion or sexual orientation of our employees and collaborators.

Our values

Our values define our identity ; they are what drives us to make our goals a reality and they guide all of our actions and the decisions we make.

Customer comes first

We think big

We are one team

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