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

Data engineering Lead
Negotiable, Singapore

Data engineering Lead Our client, one of the leading Singaporean proprietary trading house is loo...

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Credit Risk Modelers
Negotiable, Netherlands

Role: Modleing Data & Analytics provides an open, positive, and challenging environment via a bro...

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DevOps Engineer
Negotiable, Singapore

Our client, a major US based buy-side proprietary trading firm is looking to launch their Singapo...

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DevOps Engineer
Negotiable, Singapore

Our client, a major US based buy-side proprietary trading firm is looking to launch their Singapo...

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Tier 1 Prop Trading Firm- Experienced Trader
Negotiable, East London

You will be involved in both the high and mid frequency space (Sharpe 1.5+) and key in driving re...

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Full stack senior engineer
Negotiable, Hong Kong City

Senior Full Stack Engineer Our client is a leading US hedge fund looking for key full stack talen...

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Senior Quant Risk Analyst
Negotiable, Hamburg

My clients, who are a large energy business, are looking for the right person to fill the positio...

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Head of Quantitative Research - Systematic Futures
US$400000 - US$1000000 per year + Potential firm equity, New York City

First year total comp - $600k to $1mm I am exclusively working with a multi-strat systematic hedg...

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Quantitative Portfolio Manager
US$300000 - US$1000000 per year + Pnl %, New York City

After a very successful year, a growing systematic hedge fund is seeking to build its mid-frequen...

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