Large Multi-billion Hedge Fund - Trading Analyst

  • Total Package: £55k - £65k
  • London, England, Großbritannien London England GB
  • Festanstellung, Vollzeit
  • OCR Alpha
  • 14 Aug 18 2018-08-14

A rapidly expanding High Frequency Trading Fund is looking to add an additional person to their Trade Execution team. Despite their HQ being in London this role will be based in their Channel Islands office. Someone with a Trading or Risk background would be preferred, although someone very bright from Operations/Trade Support would also be considered. A re-location package is provided to incentivise those to make the move.

We have helped our client grow their team over the past few years to a point where there is in excess of 30 people, with further growth expected this year and next. This person will join their Statistical Arbitrage Execution Desk and will have exposure to all major Global Markets.

This is a very algorithmic focussed position and the successful candidate will gain significant experience with execution of algo trades, market structures, analysing trading strategies/signals and the opportunity to develop coding skills.

While the location of this role may present a hurdle, the upside is that it provides a rare opportunity for someone to break into the Quant Hedge Fund sector and gain Front Office experience, which in London is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve. If you are someone looking to move into the Front Office and break into the competitive Quant sector then this would present a fantastic opportunity, furthering someone’s career immensely.

Private accommodation is provided as part of the re-location package and the monetary benefits of working for a Hedge Fund in a tax haven environment make it a very lucrative opportunity.

Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Monitoring algorithmic trading for multiple strategies across global regions including London, New York and Tokyo. Primarily across FX, Commodities, Equities and Swaps
  • Highlight any anomalies in trading and work out why this may be the case, halting trading in any securities/markets if necessary
  • Improving current trading strategies and analysing any underperformance of the current strategies and how to better them
  • Preparation of strategies prior to market open – ensuring that services are connected to brokers/exchange, inserting of corporate actions, correcting any errors in the process etc.
  • Monitor any latency which may occur during trading and investigate
  • Monitoring risk parameters
  • Analysing opportunities to expand the company’s current signals
  • Actively work with Software Developers and Quants to improve in house systems and the strategic performance of the funds
  • Improving the efficiency of the company’s process – exchange costings, new order types, new brokers
  • Interface between different areas of the business to implement any new changes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Relevant experience from working in a Trading firm, Hedge Fund, Investment Bank or other finance related experience
  • Graduated with a minimum 2:1 Degree from a reputable university along with strong Maths grades from A levels and GCSE’s
  • Good Excel skills

The Package:

A competitive 'London' salary is offered, along with substantial bonus potential. Accommodation in ‘plush’ shared private housing is also paid for as part of the package.