Head of Quantitative Trading

Selby Jennings
9th October 2018
622 Third Avenue, Floor 6, New York, New York
Job Type
$400,000-499,999, $500,000-999,999, $1m+
Preferred Academic Qualification
PhD, DPhil
Recruiter/Employer Name
Tyler Robinson - Selby Jennings


Job description

Our client is a multi-billion dollar investment manager. They are currently looking for someone to take on the role of head of quantitative trading. This role will report directly to a partner in the business and be responsible for managing a team and overseeing all trading for quantitative strategies, which in turn the only strategies they run. In the position, you and your team will be responsible for the design of trading algorithms, execution, trade and order management, implementation of strategies, and working with the research, risk, technology, and portfolio management teams directly.

The ideal candidate will be coming from another buy-side institution such as a prop trading firm or hedge fund in a capacity as a senior quantitative trader looking to move into a team lead role, or from the sell side coming from an electronic trading team at an ED/D or MD level. Must have experience with algorithm development, TCA, execution, order management, and electronic trading as a whole.

Given the time of the year, bonuses will be bought and first year compensation will be guaranteed (for 2019).


Requirements for consideration

·         8+ years of experience in electronic trading and algorithm design. Preferable experience in a risk-taking role running profitable trading strategies.

·         PhD in a quantitative field from a top 15 institution

·         Ability to program in a statistical language such as Python, R, Matlab, and an object-oriented language such as C++, Java, C

·         Team management experience

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