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Quantitative Analyst - Algorithmic Desk

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 418213/002_1558634934
  • Sector: Selby Jennings, Quantitative Finance
  • Date posted: 23/05/2019

A tier-1 global investment bank is looking to hire a quantitative analyst, at VP/Director level, to join their cash equity Algorithmic Execution desk in London. The successful candidate will be directly involved in the development of the algorithmic platform and models used daily by the cash equity execution desks and the Central Risk desk.

There will be a certain amount of management required in this role, but the successful candidate will be someone who is willing to get involved in the day-to-day running of the desk and who is comfortable working collaboratively as part of a team. This is an opportunity to shape the future of this bank's algorithmic platform, as well as to lead and manage projects within the EMEA Equities team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Development and enhancement of the algo-execution platform and models.

  • Alpha generation, liquidity provision to clients and internal desks, and central risk optimisation.

  • Lead and manage projects, both short- and long-term.

  • As a Front Office function, support the trading desks from every quantitative aspect.

Essential skills/experience:

  • PhD or Masters in a quantitative discipline.

  • 6+ years' relevant experience.

  • Strong knowledge of algorithmic trading and implementation.

  • Deep understanding of the equities market and market microstructure.

  • Strong technical programming ability (Java, Python, C++…)

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