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

Quantitative Trader
£500000 - £500001 per annum, China

【任职要求】 名校理工学科学位; 对程序化交易有浓厚的兴趣,对数字和盈亏高度敏感,具备良好的风险意识; 反应敏捷,抗压能力强,具有优秀的多任务处理能力; 善于进行逻辑分析,有较强的学习能力、适应...

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C# Quant developer, Trading Technologies, HK
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Description This position will be involved in many aspects of electronic and algorithmic trading,...

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Quantitative Researcher - Options
US$150000 - US$350000 per annum, Chicago

A leading proprietary trading firm in Chicago is looking for a Quantitative Researcher with a mar...

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Senior Quantitative Researcher
US$300000 - US$500000 per annum, Chicago

The Position: Apply advanced mathematical and statistical methods to build financial models Lead ...

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Front Office IT Lead, European investment bank, Hong Kong
Negotiable, Hong Kong

The candidate will be leading the APAC front office IT team, working closely with various busines...

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System Engineer
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Our client is a top US based online brokerage, and ranked the top of its field, are looking for a...

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Quant trader (Futures/Options)
Negotiable, England

Company Overview: One of the largest proprietary trading houses in Asia are looking to add to the...

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Macro/Cross-asset Strategist
Up to £100000 per annum, London

Responsibilities: Develop macro thematic views and trade ideas for institutional corporate client...

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Quantitative Portfolio Manager - Fixed Income
Negotiable, London

Responsibilities: Research, develop and implement systematic trading strategies across the fixed ...

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