We are seeking a highly qualified and talented Quantitative Researcher to join an internal portfolio management team in Hong Kong, focusing on systematic macro and equity strategies.
What you’ll do
The Quantitative Researcher will work directly with the portfolio manager, other quant researchers, and developers in a highly collaborative environment gaining exposure to all aspects of the investment process, including signal generation, portfolio construction and trade execution. You will leverage our top-notch research and trading infrastructure to develop and deploy models around alphas, execution, and risk management. The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious, love data and have a mindset of continuous improvement. As a quantitative researcher, you will:
- Focus on systematic trading models across rates, FX, commodities, and equity markets
- Assist in building, maintenance, and continual improvement of production and trading environments, execution monitoring
- Evaluate new datasets for alpha potential, and improve existing strategies and portfolio optimization
- Be a core contributor to growing the investment process and research infrastructure of the teamDesirable Candidates
What you’ll bring
What you need:
- 3-7 years of experience in alpha idea generation, backtesting, and implementation
- Masters or PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, economics or other related discipline.
- Experience in quantitative trading, ideally in rates or futures
- Experience with alpha research, portfolio construction and optimization
- Experience with managing and running risk is a strong plus
The firm’s ethos is embedded in our people. ‘Talent is our strategy’ is our mantra and drives how we approach all initiatives at the firm. We believe our success is because of our people, so putting our talent above all else is our top priority.
Schonfeld strives to create an environment where our people can thrive. We foster a teamwork-oriented, collaborative environment where ideas at any level are encouraged and shared. The development and advancement of our talent is honed through interactions with each other, learning & educational offerings, and through opportunities to make impactful contributions. In our agile environment, engineers are expected to self-organize and collaborate on the best way to solve problems, and they are collectively responsible for the entire team's delivery. Engineering teams are small and cross-functional, and value learning and knowledge sharing.
At Schonfeld, we strive to cultivate a sense of belonging throughout all of our employees with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the forefront of this mission. As a firm we are committed to creating a hiring process which is not only fair, but also welcoming and supportive. On a daily basis, our employees welcome diversity across identity, thought, people and views which serves as the foundation of our culture and success. You can learn more about our DEI initiatives here - Belonging @ Schonfeld.
Who we are
Schonfeld Strategic Advisors is a multi-manager platform that invests its capital with Internal and Partner portfolio managers, primarily on an exclusive or semi-exclusive basis, across four trading strategies; quantitative, fundamental equity, tactical trading and discretionary macro & fixed income. We have created a unique structure to provide global portfolio managers with autonomy, flexibility and support to best enable them to maximize the value of their businesses.
Over the last 30 years, Schonfeld has successfully capitalized on inefficiencies and opportunities within the markets. We have developed and invested heavily in proprietary technology, infrastructure and risk analytics and continue to capitalize on new opportunities. In 2021 we launched our newest strategy, discretionary macro & fixed income as part of the continual growth of Schonfeld’s investible universe. Our portfolio exposure has expanded across the Americas, Europe and Asia as well as multiple asset classes and products.