Grainstone Lee Insights

Internal Stakeholder Management Strategy

The real challenge within a business is often internal stakeholder management. If you fail to identify your stakeholders and meet their needs, your project is doomed to fail.

19 Nov 2020
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Which hedge funds are growing in China?

China is continuing to reform its financial markets and open to foreign financial institutes. This was the message delivered by senior officials and regulators during the Lujiazui Forum that took place in June 2020.

19 Nov 2020
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Quant Investment Hiring Landscape - Q3 2020

We’ve analysed the career sites of 52 of the most prominent hedge funds and proprietary trading firms that employ quantitative investment strategies. This report does not seek to draw any conclusions about the health of the hiring landscape, or the impact of Covid-19, however, it does break down the number of open roles/jobs posted by location, job division and the changes in Q3 (July, August, September 2020).

02 Nov 2020
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HFT Founders and their background

In this article, we examine the professional and educational background of the founders of 34 high frequency trading firms. We have focused on firms that are still in live trading and excluded more recent launches.

21 Oct 2020
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Non-competes explained [Interview with employment lawyer]

We interviewed Jonathan Maude, Employment Layer and Partner at Vedder Price in London to get a professional low-down on the basics of non-competes.

17 Sep 2020
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10 bank prop desks – where are they now?

This article looks at some of the prominent funds in the quantitative investment world and examines their prop desk history. 

03 Sep 2020
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Renaissance Technologies – who do they hire in research and tech?

With annualised returns of roughly 40% spanning three decades and a lifetime non-disclosure agreement for employees, it’s safe to say Renaissance Technologies is a bit of an enigma. Despite a bit of a slip in their long-term equity fund this year, the (short term) Medallion fund is still reportedly up 25% YTD. If I knew how they produce those returns I wouldn’t be stuck in a very hot and humid office on outskirts of London, however, we have been able to analyse who does i.e. RentTec employees. 

13 Aug 2020
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Hiring landscape across quant investment May – July 2020

We analysed the career sites of 52 of the most prominent hedge funds and proprietary trading firms that employ

23 Jul 2020
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Do you want your network to run like your brain? Try spiking it….

In this weeks “views from academia” we speak to Dr. Frederik Mallman-Trenn about Spiking Neural Networks and their advantages over traditional artificial

14 Jul 2020
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Top 50 HFT firms and their history

Who were the pioneers of HFT? What companies created the 'next generation'? And what does the outlook for these companies look like?

25 Jun 2020
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Game Playing meets Game Theory with Professor Michael Wellman

Professor Michael Wellman, Professor of Computer science & Engineering and Head of the Strategic Reasoning Group at the University of Michigan,  talks about

05 Jun 2020
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中国焦点第一期

中国焦点第一期

19 May 2020
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