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You will be part of a talented team that seeks to continuously improve the firm's execution processes by utilising quantitative approaches and advanced technologies. For over 30 years, my client has successfully developed, and invests heavily in, proprietary technology, infrastructure, and risk analytics. Portfolio exposure has expanded across the Americas, Europe and Asia, as well as among multiple asset classes and products.
Working closely with portfolio managers, traders, technologists, operation specialists, brokers, etc., to conduct research, build analytics and tools, and design electronic trading solutions.
Job responsibilities include:
Reduce implementation shortfall through rigorous measurement, research and experimentation.
Idea generation for signal research, from data collection to analysis and model creation.
Applying quantitative techniques and market intuition to large, often novel or unconventional, datasets and cultivate areas of expertise along the way.
Advancing existing initiatives in portfolio optimisation and execution analysis.
Setup framework to capture and normalise all datasets required to measure and monitor transaction costs.
Maintain strategy routing tables used to probabilistically direct flow across brokers/algorithms.
Develop and calibrate market impact models for use in real-time systems and simulation.
Evaluate academic research relevant to trading costs, market microstructure and micro-pricing.
Work to incorporate execution research into trading decisions.
Provide expertise to development team on optimal order routing, slicing and venue selection.
Master's degree or higher, ideally in mathematics, quantitative finance or a related field.
5 years' experience in execution research and algorithmic trading, from a quantitatively driven systematic fund manager.
Knowledge in equities trading, market microstructure/micro-pricing, and high frequency intraday exposure.
Solid computer programming skills
This opportunity will suit a self-starter, with an entrepreneurial flare and a passion for quantitative finance; you will have the ability to work independently and identify opportunities to create and improve systems without direction.