Top Quant Traders (Medium Frequency)

Anson McCade
25 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type

Top Quant Traders (Medium Frequency)

London based

My client is a top tier bank involved in building electronic market making strategies, algo design, and execution strategies, in order to provide liquidity internally and externally on a large range of products and subsequently hedging risk inherited from internal and exchange flows. The day to day job is highly quantitative and IT driven.

This particular group are actively looking to hire multiple people that will contribute to the day do day activity of the desk with a strong focus on quantitative research/trading and with strong interactions between quant traders and IT strategists. The primary working landscape will be on alpha discovery in the medium frequency space (couple of minutes to couple of days). This is a cross asset group trading Equities, FX, Futures and Options.

Day to day responsibilities:

  • Being fluent with internal tools back testing tools and analytics library.
  • Back-test systematic Market Making strategies.
  • Perform simulation of execution strategies.
  • Help improve execution both liquidity placement and liquidity taking.
  • Work on modelling cross assets relationships.
  • Work with strategist to implement tools adaptation.
  • Handle production as other members of the team.
  • Perform Academic research digest on quant modelling topics.


  • Experienced quant traders, anywhere from 1/2 years experience up to around 5/6 years+.
  • Ideally been involved in researching and developing trade ideas and strategies (alpha research).
  • Excellent Analytics and Quantitative skill with a strong academic background.
  • Knowledge of programming languages: Python, Java.
  • Demonstrate tenacity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Team Player.