Quantitative Research & Trading

Quantitative Research & Trading

Quants is profoundly transforming the investment industry. The grizzled traders of Wall Street of public perception are being deposed by young, brilliant mathematical minds. 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 – enter the quant. 

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. 

Quant analysts apply mathematical and statistical models in the sell-side for derivatives pricing and risk management, as well as the buy-side for statistical arbitrage, algorithmic trading and quantitative investment trading. Harnessing the power of computer science and vast data-sets to make investment decisions is no mean feat. Since 1988, Renaissance Technologies has generated over $136.53 billion in SGD in trading profits – more than any other hedge fund in history. 

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. The growth of Two Sigma, one of the leaders of the quant hedge fund industry, is also emblematic of the shift away from traditional hedge fund strategies. Barclays analysts last summer estimated that quant hedge funds, or quant strategies within bigger hedge fund groups, managed about $682.24 billion SGD. 

For the intellectually curious, quants provides applied mathematical and statistical models to the most obscure financial and risk management problems during unpredictable market conditions. In 2018, the algorithms behind trend-following quants struggled to react fast enough to market volatility caused by President Trump’s tweets and US-China trade tensions, alongside other political maelstroms such as Brexit. In response, analysts at JP Morgan have created and coined the Volfefe Index to predict how “a broad swaths of assets from single-name stocks to macro products have their price dynamics beholden to a handful of tweets.” 

According to PayScale, the average salary for a Quantitative Analyst in Singapore is $70,638 SGD. The future looks bright for the quantitative hedge fund industry, with $1.36 trillion SGD of assets under management this year – with the sector continuing to grow at breakneck speed it is a great time to be a quant. 

Quantitative Analytic Jobs

Windows Engineer (Top Global Hedgefund $50BN USD AUM)
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Selby Jennings is a leading specialist recruitment firm for banking and financial services. For m...

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Quantitative Researcher / Quantitative Developer
Negotiable, Dubai

Our client is a leading Quant Trading firm with a global presence, international culture, collabo...

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Quantitative Researcher / Quantitative Developer
Negotiable, Seoul Capital Area, South Korea

Our client is a leading Quant Trading firm with a global presence, international culture, collabo...

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Experienced Quant Researcher
US$250000 - US$500000 per year, New York

Work closely with colleagues,and a portfolio manager to perform high level research and trade sys...

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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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