The analytics and research that drive and inform financial trading strategies also underpin processes in financial technology. As such, our Global Markets team and Banking Technology and Trading applications practices really understand each other to provide expert recruitment services for quant jobs.
The finance industry relies on quantitative analysis, in particular for derivatives pricing, investments and risk management. However, increasingly those in quant developer jobs are concerned with algorithmic trading and electronic market making. Risk management has grown in recent years as a result of the financial crisis and the weaknesses it exposed, and quant analysts and developers play an important role in ensuring that the systems used in hedging positions are accurate and rigorous.
In addition to strong numerical skills such as stochastic calculus, those working in quant jobs need a shrewd understanding of the finance industry, particularly investments and the stock market and the wider economy. The Global Markets team covers all aspects of quantitative recruitment around both derivatives modelling and high frequency electronic trading across the different asset classes.
Our Global Markets team specialize in delivering:
- Quantitative Analysts – mathematical modelling and pricing of complex derivative products.
- Quantitative Developers – building systems/libraries to implement the quantitative models for trading.
- Quantitative Trading – working on statistical trading strategies for proprietary and agency trading.
- Algorithmic Trading Developers – developing low latency trading systems.
Areas of work for those in quant finance jobs include:
- Trading strategy development
- Portfolio optimization
- Derivatives pricing and hedging
- Risk management
- Credit analysis
Quant developer jobs frequently involve working with C, .Net and /or Java, to develop the applications for analysis and trading, while less technically focussed quant jobs are more strategic. Our consultants have an expert understanding of these technical demands. In addition to this knowledge we take a human approach to make sure we make the best placements for long term success. This approach has enabled us to build relationships with some of the world’s leading financial services companies.
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