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

Equity Derivatives Quantitative Analyst
+ bonus and benefits , Miami

Equity Derivatives Quantitative Analyst - Hedge Fund - Miami, FL A prestigious global hedge fund ...

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Quantitative Researcher
Negotiable, Singapore

What's ahead: Your core objective is to create high quality predictive signals By leveraging acce...

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Quantitative Researcher - Statistical Arbitrage
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Our client, a Hong Kong based multi-strategy hedge fund, is looking for a Quantitative Researcher...

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Systematic Market Making Quant Trader
US$300000 - US$450000 per year, New York

Currently partnered with a Portfolio Manager at a top investment manager with $40bn in AUM that i...

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Senior Quant Researcher
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Our client, a tier one US Quantitative multi-manager hedge fund with global presence, is looking ...

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Credit Quantitative Developer - $18BN AUM NYC Hedge Fund
US$300000 - US$600000 per year, New York

Credit Quantitative Developer - $18BN AUM NYC Hedge Fund A global top hedge fund with AUM of over...

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VP Delta One Desk Quant
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Our client, a global investment bank, is urgently looking to add a VP Delta One Desk Quant to the...

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Data Science Analyst/Quantitative Researcher
US$130000 - US$230000 per year, San Francisco

I am working with a global, multi-strategy hedge fund in San Francisco, CA that is looking to add...

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Quantitative Developer
US$100001 - US$400000 per year, United States of America

Title: Quantitative Developer Compensation: $150k-$200k base salary + discretionary bonus Summary...

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