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

SRE, Trading technologies, global market maker
Negotiable, Singapore

We are open and don't expect you to have a background in finance. We're looking for smart softwar...

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Senior eFX Quantitative Trader
S$200000 - S$300000 per annum, Singapore

Our client is a German universal bank with a strong presence in the FX Markets in the ASEAN & APA...

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Equity Microstructure QR
US$300000 - US$500000 per year, New York

A $1bbn Equity Stat Arb fund focused on intraday-mid frequency strategies is looking for a Equity...

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Equity Vol Quant Developer
US$300000 - US$400000 per year, New York

A Top-Tier, Multi-Manager Hedge Fund is seeking 2-3 Equity Vol Quant Developers to join a larger ...

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C++ Software Developer
HK$50000 - HK$100000 per annum, Hong Kong

Our client is a digital asset derivatives exchange looking to recruit experienced Software Develo...

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C++ Software Developer
HK$50000 - HK$100000 per annum, Hong Kong

Our client is a digital asset derivatives exchange looking to recruit experienced Software Develo...

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Credit Risk Model Validator
Negotiable, Amsterdam

The Credit Risk Model Validation Team is responsible for validating the risk models used by the b...

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Application Support Analyst - Financial Information & Analytics
Negotiable, Sydney CBD

Responsibilities: Providing application/technical support for their Global Index Calculation Plat...

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Quantitative Macro Trader
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Our client is a multi-billion dollar AUM Systematic Hedge Fund looking to expand their Hong Kong ...

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