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

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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Quantitative Developer - High-Frequency Trading
Negotiable, New York City

The role responsibilities: Working with large trading data sets Collaborate with other developers...

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SPG Quant Modeler | NYC
Negotiable, New York City

We are currently partnered with a leading Global Investment Bank that is looking to expand their ...

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Lead CRB Quant Researcher-Greenfield Platform
US$200000 - US$300000 per year + + 50-100% bonus , New York City

A growing investment bank is looking for a Lead CRB Quantitative Researcher to build out their Ce...

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Fixed Income Strat
US$200000 - US$200001 per year, New York City

We've partnered with a $6BN AUM fixed income Hedge Fund in NYC to help them grow their business. ...

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