Independent Asian Equity Derivatives Analyst

3 March 2024
London, UK


Smartkarma connects independent investment research analysts to institutional asset managers, such as sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, pension funds, boutiques and family offices. Smartkarma’s cloud-based platform leverages the latest in technology to provide a network for independent research analysts to curate and share research in an innovative and new way. Independent analysts covering more than 4,000 companies across 15 Asian markets, now contribute to Smartkarma’s cloud-based platform.Insights are published daily with active minute-by-minute discussions, where themes and ideas are debated, discussed and questioned among a community of experts, in real time.Over 200 leading institutional asset managers have subscribed, including sovereign wealth funds, global asset managers, hedge funds, boutiques and family offices, worldwide.Our top 10 clients alone have over $13.5 trillion under management. Since inception in late 2014, Smartkarma’s presence has quickly grown from its Singapore global headquarters to London, Frankfurt and New York. Our investors include Sequoia Capital, one of the world’s most successful technology venture capital firms, Singapore Exchange (SGX), Wavemaker Partners, Jungle Ventures and Spring Seed. Only applications on Smartkarma's website ( will be accepted.In general, looking for former/current systematic traders:Experts in Asian equity derivatives market related strategies (index & single name listed/OTC options, futures, vol/var swaps & any other exotics), with a particular priority given to options traders (statistical arbitrage strategies);Proven experience in developing pricing, hedging and automation models for Equity Derivatives desks;Combining sound financial insights and statistical learning techniques to explore, analyze, and harness a large variety of datasets;Able to articulate and defend their trading ideas through both written (and verbal) communications.Example of deliverables:Actionable trade ideas exploiting statistically-based predictive signals associated with various market inefficiencies;Regular volatility updates and screens;Strategy back tests for systematic equity strategies;Flow commentary;Relative-value analysis;Volatility futures and options research.Extensive research or investment experience for institutional clients (8 yrs) Demonstrated trading experience in Asian Equity DerivativesAbility to write differentiated insights.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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