What will I be doing?
Forecasting prices of financial instruments and finding new sources of alpha.
What will I be learning?
With our guidance and resources, you will improve your technique and ultimately come to a point where you can develop your own forecasting models independently.
How is this different from Quantitative Researcher?
Both positions require strong quantitative and computer skills. The Quantitative Strategy Analyst is primarily active in the first phase of the process: starting with data and creating a forecasting model. The Quantitative Researcher may be involved in the entirety of the alpha generation process, potentially starting with creating a forecasting model and ending with trading. The Quantitative Researcher may also optimize existing trading strategies.
What are the unique advantages of this opportunity?
You will get the opportunity to develop predictive models that will be used in trading. Liquid securities markets are very efficient and are often considered the ultimate forecasting challenge. Your production can be indicated by the alpha you generate.
What are the challenges associated with this opportunity?
You will need strong technical skills and a creative mind to spot new opportunities in the crowded marketplace. Once you have an idea, you will need to support it with data and models. This can be months of work that may not lead to a new source of alpha. Even if your skills for developing new models are excellent, you will research many ideas for each one that leads to a productive source of alpha, as is normally the case in research.Apply Online