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Quantitative Analyst PHD

Support the business by using mathematical applications to resolve quantitative problems

What do we do?

Our Fixed Income, Multi Asset, Equity and Real Estate groups use quantitative techniques to identify investment opportunities. Their study will typically include long term asset return expectation setting, portfolio construction, tactical investment models, and economic forecasting models. We also use some elements of quant work in our sales and marketing effort.

Relative value

Research and develop relative value models to generate trade ideas for implementation of various portfolios.

Measuring risk

Research into and development of models to measure risk and exposure to portfolios.

Portfolio construction

Research into and development of portfolio construction techniques.

What will I be doing?

The PhD Analyst will support Fidelity’s quant efforts by rotating throughout the organisation in areas requiring mathematical application to resolve quantitative problems. This unique exposure to our investment disciplines and is an ideal entry into the financial industry as you will, have the opportunity to work with both of the following business groups:

Fixed Income
Solutions Design (Part of Multi-Asset Investing)

What we look for

We look for intelligent, quick-thinking graduates with a keen interest in the industry. For that reason, we take on people from all degree disciplines.



You will be analysing both quantitative and qualitative information. Outstanding attention to detail is needed.



We like to see those with evidence of independent thinking and a confidence in decision making. You will have lots of responsibilities, it’s important you are driven.


Good communication

You will come into touch with lots of different people at all levels Portfolio Managers to CIOs.



Undertaking or completed a STEM PhD and a 2.1 or above at undergraduate level.

Learning & Development

You will be highly valued here and your development is heavily invested in from day one and throughout your program me.

What you can expect



We invest a lot in our graduates, we will support you as you work towards relevant professional qualifications. We’ll prepare you to sit the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).


Your will have a wide range of responsibilities, ranging from research into and development of relative value models in order to suggest trades for implementation of various portfolios, measure risk and exposure and portfolio construction techniques, to awareness of Anti-Money Laundering requirements and how they affect the business. It will also be vital for you to be familiar with Fidelity’s code of ethics and adhere to the requirements.


Application process

We like candidates with multiple skillsets, which is why the recruitment process will look to have assessments and questions that will aim to highlight your work ethic, personality and potential.

We value the different ways that people think. Don’t tell us what you think we want to hear - it’s not what you choose to write about that matters but how you articulate your thoughts. We will be looking for you to provide your answers via previous examples from academia, employment, voluntary work or societies you may have been involved with. You don’t have to do this all in one go – you can save and log in as many times as you want with your username and password.

You will need to:

  • Provide an up-to-date CV

Our online testing uses a fun neuroscience-based test to help you show off your best traits. When you submit your application form you will be automatically invited to complete our on-line assessment within 5 days. (Please check you spam/junk mail folder for the invite.)

If your application is successful, we will ask you to complete a motivation-based telephone interview, lasting approximately 15 minutes.

During the assessment, you will be involved in a mix interviews, a written test, a presentation and a computer skills test.

Stand out at the assessment centre and we’ll offer you a place on our PhD programme.

Are you ready to apply?

Applications are revised on a rolling basis so please get your application in as a soon as possible. 

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