Quantitative Research & Trading

Quantitative Research & Trading

Quant is profoundly transforming the investment industry. As financial securities have become increasingly complex, demand has grown rapidly for people who can use mathematical models to price securities, generate profits and reduce risk.

Quant provides applied mathematical and statistical models to the most obscure financial and risk management problems, especially during unpredictable market conditions. Quant analysts apply mathematical and statistical models in the sell-side for derivatives pricing and risk management. On the other hand, they apply it to the buy-side for statistical arbitrage, algorithmic trading and quantitative investment trading. The widespread usage of derivatives will make returns more stable - increase liquidity and new strategies may emerge. The industry will enter era 2.0.

For decades, investors imagined a day when data-driven traders would dominate financial markets. That time has come – the quant hedge fund sector is experiencing significant growth. However, with the deep skillset required, harnessing the power of computer science and vast data-sets to make investment decisions is no mean feat. 

Shortage of Quant Talent in Asia

Quantitative analysis positions are found almost exclusively in major financial centres with trading operations. In Asia, many quants are working in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, and Sydney, among other regional financial centres. However, there’s a talent shortage of quants in Asia. Asia lacks seasoned quant researchers, especially lacks the ones with the cultural fit on their approach. Moreover, the demand from international companies on particular technical skills ones is even rare to find.

Selby Jennings is specialising in finding hard-to-find talent in such a niche market. We understand the talent market not just locally - working as a global team leveraging on our global footprint. To understand more about the quant job and talent market, speak to our specialist team.

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Quantitative Research & Trading Jobs

Backend Java developer
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Backend Java Developer Hong Kong Our client, a diversified financial services firm dedicated to t...

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DevOps Engineer
Negotiable, Hong Kong

DevOps Engineer Summary One of the leading proprietary trading firm in Hong Kong trading on equit...

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Quant Strategist - FICC
Negotiable, New York

Requirements: Minimum 5 years of experience in a Quant Research role, covering the FX, Futures an...

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Treasury Quantitative Analyst
Negotiable, Dallas

A leading Financial Services company, part of an internationally known brand is actively growing ...

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Senior//Team Lead Quant Analyst
Negotiable, Düsseldorf

The Quantitative Methods team is responsible for defining and developing the methods that support...

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Senior Data Scientist (d/f/m) MedTech
€60000 - €90000 per annum, Berlin

Become part of a very successful medtech startup that has operated for over 3 years and is on its...

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Python/C++ Developer (Regulatory Technology)
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Python/C++ Developer (Regulatory Technology) Our client, one of the largest leading US multinatio...

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Backend engineer
Negotiable, Singapore

Backend Developer Position Summary Our client, a cryptocurrency trading and asset management firm...

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Financial Reporting Analyst - Hedge Fund
Negotiable, England

Job Responsibilities: Design, develop and improve financial reporting efforts Analyse and collect...

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