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Quantitative Research, Equity Alpha Researcher

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$200000 - US$500000 per year
  • Job reference: 232551/014_1558476282
  • Sector: Selby Jennings, Quantitative Research
  • Date posted: 21/05/2019

Through analysis of alternative data sources and cutting edge technology, a top hedge fund is looking to make their debut in the systematic investment space with the launch of their flagship quantitative fund. After the allocation of nearly one billion dollars towards this initiative, they are looking to bring on experienced quantitative researchers who will be able to give this project shape and create an equity portfolio that with rival some of the top alternative hedge funds in the industry.

Intentionally adopting a "flat" structure, this team will give you the opportunity to partake in the complete lifecycle process: develop & backtest strategies, explore data sets to generate new sources of alpha and maintain and improve the overall investment platform. The research you conduct will tie directly to the PnL and offer incredibly competitive bonus structures.

Responsibilities

  • Develop advanced statistical and predictive models based off of US equity markets
  • Assist in data collection and analysis for comprehensive investment strategies
  • Assist in portfolio construction & optimization
  • Generate short & medium term alpha signals

You will be a good fit if you have the following

  • Advanced degree in a statistical field. I.E. Financial Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics
  • 2+ years experience in a quantitative role
  • Strong communication skills

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