Quantitative Research Scientist

Anson McCade
25 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type

Quantitative Research Scientist

My client is a leading international quantitative hedge fund. They are seeking equally pragmatic and imaginative thinkers to join their team. The firm deploys systematic, computer-driven trading strategies across multiple liquid asset classes, including equities, futures, and foreign exchange. The core of their effort is rigorous research into a wide range of market anomalies, fuelled by their unparalleled access to a wide range of publicly available data sources. You will explore a breadth of challenges, in pursuit of a mission that entails:

  • Developing trading strategies, from idea generation and data collection to analysis and model creation;
  • Applying quantitative techniques and market intuition to large, often novel or unconventional, datasets and cultivate areas of expertise along the way;
  • Advancing existing initiatives and opening opportunities to pursue new, previously unexplored research topics.

Requirements Include:

  • An advanced degree Masters/PhD from a top university.
  • Intermediate programming skills (C++, Java, Python).
  • Scripting knowledge (Unix or Perl).
  • Experience tackling in-depth research projects.
  • Solid analytical and organizational skills.
  • The ability to communicate complex ideas clearly.
  • They are open-minded in considering those interested in the data-rich financial markets and quantitative trading.
  • Although industry knowledge or experience is preferred, they will certainly consider exceptional candidates without a background in finance.

For further information please contact Daniel Morrison via or 0044 (0)