Grainstone Lee Insights

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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Who are the Quant Funds Building in China?

In this edition of China Focus we look at the progress western funds including Two Sigma, DE Shaw and Winton have made breaking into China’s domestic asset

13 May 2020
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What to expect from a Headhunter phone interview

To help you get the most out of your call with your Headhunter, we’ve put together a short guide.

13 May 2020
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Quant Hacks | Performance Metrics

Quant Hacks is a video series developed to help Quant Researchers and Analysts take a step up in their career.

07 Apr 2020
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High Frequency Trading – 1830’s style

In a scheme that would boil Brad Katsuyama’s blood, two brothers, Francois and Joseph Blanc became the first traders to successfully implement an information arbitrage strategy on a data network. 

07 Apr 2020
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