Grainstone Lee Insights

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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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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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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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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8 Tips for Writing Effective Job Adverts

When hiring in such a competitive market like quant strategists and developers, you must find a way to stand out.

01 Apr 2020
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Working Efficiently with Headhunters

In this article, we give our advice on how you can best collaborate with your head-hunter, what you need to think about before contacting one and how you can

01 Apr 2020
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Could your mindset be affecting your interview performance? [Use CBT to change it]

It's all in the mind. Use CBT techniques to improve your interview performance.

01 Apr 2020
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