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Prop Traders Required - Quant Hedge Fund Trading Role
July 12, 2018
London, United Kingdom
The team has been expanding over the past few years and comprises of in excess of 30 people, with further growth expected this year and next. This person will join their Execution Desk and will have exposure to all major Global Markets. The successful candidate will gain significant experience with execution of 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 Hedge Fund sector and gain Front Office experience in a Quantitative trading environment. If you are someone looking to move away from Prop Trading and perhaps break into the booming Algo trading side of the industry then this opportunity would be a fantastic place to begin, 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.
Relevant experience from working in a Trading firm, Hedge Fund or Investment Bank.
Graduated with a minimum 2:1 Degree from a reputable university.
Good Excel skills
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.