Grainstone Lee Insights

Quant Analysts Salary report

This report analyses the salaries of Quantitative analysts/researchers in the quant trading industry from 2019 to date from a universe of the top 70 quant hedge funds and proprietary trading firms. 

16 Jun 2021
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Who is Hudson River Trading?

In this report we seek to shine a light on a secretive, highly regarded HFT firm.. Hudson River Trading.

13 May 2021
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Software Engineer Salary report 2021

This report analyse the salaries of software engineers in the quant trading industry from 2019 to date from a universe of the top 70 quant hedge funds and proprietary trading firms. 

13 May 2021
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Global Quant Investment Hiring Report | Q1 2021

This is the quarterly Grainstone Lee report analysing firms that employ quantitative investment strategies. The report contains an in-depth analysis of the hiring and competitive landscape within key geographical regions, however, it does not seek to draw any conclusions about the health of the hiring landscape, or the impact of Covid-19.   Each quarterly report contains thousands of sourced data points across the largest financial job functions from Quantitative Investment & Trading to common roles such as Business Development and Compliance.  

14 Apr 2021
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How to prepare a strategy pitch deck

Preparing a pitch deck is a process that most aspiring and accomplished portfolio managers will have to go through at some point in their career. Having seen the good and bad we thought it would be useful to prepare a checklist of what you should include.

17 Mar 2021
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Has quantum computing arrived in financial markets?

The field of quantum computing is incredibly exciting and in equal parts, terrifyingly complex – at least for your humble author. Without diving too far into the rabbit hole, this article seeks to answer some of the basic questions; What is the current landscape? Is anybody using Quantum Computing and what does the future hold?

18 Feb 2021
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Our top 5 short squeezes

Unless you've been living in a cave (and with all the CV19 restrictions in place it does sometimes feel like that) you couldn’t avoid the short squeeze on Gamestop last week. Short squeeze shot up the Google search rankings as retail investors jumped in. We thought it would be interesting to look back in time at some of the other short squeezes and the reasons behind them.

03 Feb 2021
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Which HFT firms are trading Crypto and how?

Bitcoin broke through the $40,000 mark at the beginning of 2021 so we thought it timely to analyse the state of the cryptocurrency markets. This article provides a basic breakdown of: Cryptocurrencies Trading Exchanges, volumes and instruments Market participants Evolution of Bitcoin, Blockchain and Mining.

20 Jan 2021
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Global Quant Investment Hiring Report | Q4 2020

This is the quarterly Grainstone Lee report analysing firms that employ quantitative investment strategies. The report contains an in-depth analysis of the hiring and competitive landscape within key geographical regions, however, it does not seek to draw any conclusions about the health of the hiring landscape, or the impact of Covid-19.   Each quarterly report contains thousands of sourced data points across the largest financial job functions from Quantitative Investment & Trading to common roles such as Business Development and Compliance.  

06 Jan 2021
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The End of the Universe - 2020 Holiday Special

Warning: you must have a sense of humour to read this.   We step away from finance and get into the weird and wonderful world of astrophysics. After such a tumultuous year, what a more befitting way to finish 2020 than with a holiday special on "the end of the Universe"?

15 Dec 2020
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When team moves go wrong…

I am joined today by Jonathan Maude, Employment Law Partner at Vedder Price to discuss a very contentious recruitment practice, namely, team moves. This is a follow-on conversation from our previous discussion regarding non-competes to understand what are the legal implications and risks associated with team moves.

02 Dec 2020
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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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