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

Senior Researcher Machine Learning (m/f/d) for Leading Research
€60000 - €100000 per annum, Berlin

Take this rare opportunity to work in a professional work environment with highly skilled PhDs, M...

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Quant Algo Strat - Hedge Fund
Negotiable, New York

The client - a major asset manager located in the NYC area - is looking to revamp their trading a...

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Senior Quantitative Fixed Income Trader - Hedge Fund - Director
US$400000 - US$800000 per year, New York

Director - Quantitative Fixed Income Trader - Hedge Fund After over a decade of strong returns an...

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VP/Director Fixed Income Quantitative Engineer - Hedge Fund
US$100001 - US$500000 per year + Discretionary Bonus, New York

VP/Director Fixed Income Quantitative Engineer | Fixed Income Hedge Fund ~$300,000-$500,000 total...

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Director of Stat Arb Research
US$200001 - US$750000 per year, New York

A $3bbn systematic equity hedge fund in New York is looking to add a senior quantitative strategi...

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Senior Quant Trader, Digital Assets
US$150000 - US$250000 per year + PnL %, New York

A leading crypto hedge fund in NYC is looking to expand their systematic trading and quant resear...

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Senior Quant Trader, Digital Assets
US$150000 - US$200000 per year + Pnl %, New York

A leading crypto hedge fund in NYC is looking to expand their systematic trading and quant resear...

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Senior Credit Risk Modelling Data Analyst
Negotiable, Amsterdam

Your job: As a member of the Modelling Data team, you supply ALM Risk Modelling with the data the...

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Senior Modelling Data Analyst (Asset and Liability Management)
Negotiable, Amsterdam

Your job As a member of the Modelling Data team, you supply ALM Risk Modelling with the data they...

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