Linear Interest Rates Desk Quant, Hedge Fund, London

28 February 2024
London, UK


We are working with a top performing, collaborative hedge fund in London who are looking to add an Interest Rate Quant Analyst to their team in London. The fund has a strong track record of performance and their quant and tech teams have been central to their success and are valued highly throughout the business. The successful candidate will have both strong modelling and programming skills who has the ability and appetite to 'get things done' in a pragmatic and commercial way. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly successful, collaborative fund with a positive working culture. This role will be as a quant working with a fixed income team that trade a range of linear interest rate derivative products. The role is best described as being a holistic hedge fund rates quant analyst role, as there will be multiple facets to the role - from building and deploying new models through to working with traders/PMs on specific issues, along with building tools etc. This role will be working closely with Portfolio Managers and Traders, so experience working in a front office environment is essential. Having the capacity to work on complex modelling projects combined with the appetite to work on more straightforward but no less important tasks is essential. They are in search of an ambitious, motivated individual who has strong programming skills and who is proactive in their work. Experience with interest rate derivative modelling is required but can be from a multi-asset background. There will be regular interactions with senior stakeholders in the firm so exceptional communication skills are essential. In terms of characteristics the fund hires are high performing self-starters with low ego and the ability to be pragmatic in their approach to work. Due to the plans for growth, there are a range of projects to be worked on, so there is a degree of flexibility to nuances of the hire. Responsibilities Designing and testing quantitative models/products Working directly alongside Fixed Income traders/Portfolio Managers including to identify risks in portfolio, scenario/benchmark analysis and assessing model behaviour. Designing new technological applications to support the linear rates trading desk and risk management of the desk. Requirements Top tier Education – specifically a PhD or MSc from a global renowned (top 10) University in a highly quantitative subject (Maths, Stats, Physics, Computer Science etc) Working knowledge of derivative modelling, ideally with interest rate/fixed income focus. 3 years plus working experience as a quantitative analyst or quant developer at a top tier hedge fund or investment bank Deep knowledge and practical experience working with rates financial products (i.e., yield curve construction) Strong programming skills (C#, C++, Java, Python etc) Strong communication skills both in person and in writing Experience in greenfield buildouts and prior buyside exposure would be advantageous. Positive, can-do pragmatic attitude and team mindset Due to demand, we are advertising this role anonymously. If you would prefer to speak to someone before submitting a CV, please send a blank application to the role and someone will be in touch to discuss. We can only respond to highly qualified candidates.


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