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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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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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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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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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