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

Software Engineer, Trading Systems - Global Market Maker
Negotiable, Hong Kong

We are searching globally for Degree in STEM, ideally computer science or similar with a global l...

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ABS Quant Strategist
US$190000 - US$225000 per year, New York

Working with a Top Tier Investment bank that is looking to bring on an ABS Quant Strategist to th...

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Systematic Cross Asset Futures - Quants
US$200000 - US$400000 per year, New York

Work closely with an elite hedge fund's portfolio manager as he builds out and expands quants on ...

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AVP/VP Algo Credit Quant Researcher - NYC
US$200000 - US$400000 per year, New York

AVP/VP Algo Credit Quant Researcher - Tier 1 Investment Bank - NYC One of the top performing Inve...

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Alpha Quant Researcher, Systematic Futures
US$200000 - US$700000 per year, New York

A $10bbn Multi-Manager fund is actively seeking an experienced Systematic Futures Quant Researche...

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Commodities Risk - Quant Research and Development
US$300000 - US$600000 per year, New York

An Industry-leading hedge fund with around 100 billion in AUM is looking to grow out their Commod...

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Systematic Fixed Income Alpha Researcher
US$300000 - US$700000 per year, New York

A portfolio manager at a world class hedge fund is looking to build out their team. There is a ne...

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Quant Researcher/Quant Developer
Negotiable, Singapore

Knowledge of Linear Algebra, Statistics, Machine Learning Be competent in a programming language ...

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Portfolio Research Strategist
US$200000 - US$300000 per year, New York

Portfolio Research Strategist A global top hedge fund with AUM of over $12BN based in New York is...

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