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Building an offshore cyber security team from scratch

As some of you may have noticed, it’s getting a bit tricky to hire software engineers. Understatement of the year out of the way, it’s true, demand for technical talent globally is fierce. With that in mind, we thought it would be useful to talk to Rowena Everson.

30 Jun 2022

The Quant Investment Salary Report 2021

This report analyses the basic salaries, not including bonus and sign-on, across the front and back office, excluding technology (a separate report on tech salaries can be found here) for the quant trading industry in 2020 and 2021 from a universe of 90+ quant hedge funds and proprietary trading firms.

21 Apr 2022

The Technology Salary Report 2021

This report analyses the basic salaries (not including bonus) across software engineering, infrastructure and dev ops for the quant trading industry in 2020 and 2021 from a universe of 90 quant hedge funds and proprietary trading firms. 

23 Mar 2022

The Quant Trading Talent Report 2021

This report analyses the flow of talent into and out of the quant trading industry during 2021. We used a sample universe of the top 93 hedge funds and prop trading firms that employ quantitative trading strategies (list at bottom).

24 Feb 2022

UK Visa Requirements

If you are looking to move to the UK to study or to work, this article is for you. We have provided a summary of the different types of visas, requirements, costs, and anything else you need to know in the most comprehensible way!   Take a look at the table below, for an overview.

26 Jan 2022

US Visa Requirements

In this article, we provide an 'easy-to-follow-guide' (not legal advice) on our understanding of the visa requirements to work and remain in the US. 

25 Jan 2022

Global Quant Investment Hiring Report | Q3 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.   The quarterly report contains thousands of sourced data points across the largest financial job functions from Quantitative Investment & Trading to Business Development and Compliance.  

18 Nov 2021

Who is FINAL ?

Born in 2001, out of a small garage in Herzliya Israel with, reportedly, just $6m in capital, Final has tried hard to stay out of the limelight. In this article we pieced together the few bits of public information and have tried to summarise their growth.

18 Nov 2021

Top 100 University Alumni in Hedge Funds

We analysed, the academic backgrounds of employees at 90 hedge funds and prop trading firms (see appendix). The analysis is based on public data and covers 82% of the population. We should also caveat that we assigned only one University Alumni per head based on final qualifying institute.      The top 10, by number of alumni, contains 8 American Universities (unsurprising considering that’s where 56% of our target population is based) however the UK also features, with Cambridge and Imperial making it onto the list.  

01 Sep 2021

Technology H121 Hiring review

Who is hiring, where and what are the in-demand skills ?  We have analyzed the career websites of over 70 quant focused hedge funds and trading firms to answer that question. This report covers jobs posted during H1 2021 for: Software Engineering  Infrastructure  Quant Dev  Dev Ops 

29 Jul 2021

China Focus

In this edition of China Focus we analyse the different options for overseas firms to set up in China and more specifically the China's Private Fund Market and it's participants. 

28 Jul 2021

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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