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Systematic Equity Quant Researcher

Location: United Kingdom (London, City of) Type: Permanent Start date: 10/05/2017

 

Systematic Equity Quant Researcher

 

Summary

 

My client is a top performing and international hedge fund focusing on systematic trading strategies. Their main focus is to hire a senior quantitative researcher for their Equities, Futures and FX team to conduct research and develop new alpha and strategies. My client trades within a variety of investment horizons and has holding periods ranging from low to high frequencies. They are particularly looking for exceptionally bright candidates who can join their already high calibre team. You will have the opportunity and scope to progress long term with my client which makes this particular position an excellent next step within your career.

 

 

Specific Responsibilities

 

  • You will assist with the running’s of the equity sector products (cash equities and equity futures) in collaboration with Operations and Trading
  • Being a systems and implementation expert in collaboration with other technically minded colleagues
  • You will also be a market specialist for the equity sector by following markets and their impact on the trading model (performance reviews) and propose appropriate model diagnostics: feedback observations into research
  • You will be researching, developing and implementing sector specific research and strategies trading in the Equities sector
  • Contributing to the overall research effort by collaborating with other teams across the fund
  • You will follow industry/academic literature for innovations in equity strategies

 

 

Technical Competencies

 

  • A PhD or Masters qualification in a quantitative subject such as: Mathematics, Physics or Statistics
  • Substantial knowledge/understanding of the structure and drivers of returns in financial markets, in particular some or all of the equities sectors (equity futures & cash equities)
  • You will have a keen interest in algorithmic trading, financial derivatives and markets in general
  • You can create a range of trading strategies, with in-depth knowledge of equities and understand the underlying structures and behaviours within the market
  • You are able to implement trading strategies using Python/Matlab/R and have familiarity with Linux/Unix also
  • You should be aware of what statistical and mathematical tools and techniques are available and then can independently decide what is appropriate to use in different circumstances
  • You should be able to write clear, concise, and informative technical reports and proposals

 

 

Applications

 

If you are interested in this position and would like to find out more please send your CV to: jimmy.bedford@ansonmccade.com

Reference: AMC/JBO5. To apply for this vacancy: email Jimmy Bedford

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