Quantitative Researcher – PhD Graduate Program Quantitative Researcher – PhD Graduate Program …

White Oak Asset Management
in Genf, Genève, Schweiz
Festanstellung, Vollzeit
Letzte Bewerbung, 14 Jun 21
Competitive
White Oak Asset Management
in Genf, Genève, Schweiz
Festanstellung, Vollzeit
Letzte Bewerbung, 14 Jun 21
Competitive
White Oak Asset Management is a quantitative hedge fund based in Geneva, Switzerland. The firm specialises in alternative asset classes and has a significant presence in the foreign exchange and futures markets. White Oak is currently recruiting quantitative PhD graduates to join our research and trading team. Successful candidates will join a group of algorithmic trading professionals as a quantitative researcher on a portfolio manager career path.

Role:

  • Join a tight-knit team of PhD researchers developing systematic trading strategies in foreign exchange and futures markets
  • Be mentored by senior portfolio managers with years of experience in algorithmic trading and quantitative fund management
  • Conduct blue-sky research into trading signals, statistical prediction models, portfolio construction techniques and risk-return optimisation
  • Analyse existing trading strategies and research ways to improve the performance in terms of returns profile, execution efficiency and capacity
  • Review academic work, plan and conduct experiments, document and report findings to the rest of the team
  • Obtain a detailed understanding of relevant markets and get to know the trading venues, liquidity sources and other market participants
  • Contribute to the programming of the simulation codebase the team uses to analyse candidate strategies, including running backtests and evaluating statistical characteristics
  • Develop infrastructure for investigating performance characteristics of live strategies
  • Highly competitive compensation

Requirements:

  • Excellent intrapersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • PhD in a quantitative field such as Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or Mathematics from a top tier institution
  • Proven track record of performing creative, independent quantitative research
  • Strong intuition and demonstrated proficiency in quantitative fields such as statistical modelling, machine learning, optimisation or financial engineering
  • Experience in programming; familiarity with a functional programming language such as F# is a plus
  • Financial knowledge or experience is a plus but not a pre-requisite
  • Must be an EU, UK, or Swiss citizen or have a permit to work in Switzerland

Please send your CV to careers@whiteoakam.com.

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