This section contains all our quantitative analytics jobs related to the financial services sector.
In the international financial markets, successful trading strategies are devised by highly educated, mathematically oriented financial engineers known as "quants". They create financial theories, computer models, valuation techniques and trading programs used by hedge funds, and investment banks.
Quants working in the financial sector frequently have advanced degrees and PhDs in disciplines such as physics, economics and computer science, or any of several mathematical specialties such as multivariate calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, probability theory and statistical inference.
To succeed in a quant job, you also need to be familiar with widely used programming languages such as C++. It will help if you know the work of economists Myron Scholes, Fischer Black and Robert C. Merton. Scholes and Black are synonymous with options pricing theory, having developed the famous Black-Scholes equation. Their model provided the fundamental conceptual framework for valuing options, and has become the de facto standard in the world's financial markets for valuing those instruments, along with many types of bonds and derivatives that contain embedded options.
Beyond advanced degrees, many employers require prospective quants to pass a rigorous vetting process that includes verification of references and, ideally, published research. Quant careers may focus on designing and trading complex structured products such as derivatives. There are also a number of opportunities to work in hedge funds.
The use of computer-driven models or algorithms to both identify and rapidly execute profitable arbitrage opportunities has grown rapidly in recent years, to account for the bulk of daily trading volume. To continue executing trades for funds that rely on those models, broker-dealers recruit quants to refine the platforms that communicate orders.
Risk-focused quants also work for specialized software vendors that create and produce risk management products.
Quantitative analytics is one area where a candidate with a doctorate isn't considered to be overqualified, although a master's degree in the appropriate discipline can sometimes suffice. Unlike with MBA candidates, the pedigree of your university isn't always viewed as a hiring advantage. When seeking a junior quant job, it's more important to demonstrate you have the skills needed to succeed in the job such as an advanced degree in mathematics, economics, physics, computer science or similar disciplines, an ability to program complex financial models, and good communication skills. Many quants pass the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) designed by Dr Paul Wilmott.
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A challenging and rewarding position within a highly successful organisation that has a reputation for excelle...
|Investment Research Quant Analyst||Dean and Ling Executive Competitive||Australia-Melbourne||22 May 13|
Vanguard is a leading global investment manager that continues to provide unique career opportunities for top ...
|Commercial Analyst||Commonwealth Bank Competitive||Australia-Sydney||23 May 13|
Providing decision support for key initiatives, strategy and campaigns by providing analysis, process improvem...
|Credit Risk Manager||Optiver Competitive||Australia-Sydney||22 May 13|
We are now looking for a bright, innovative, and energetic Credit Risk Manager to join the team.
|Quantitative Analyst - Flow/Exotic Interest Rates||eQuant Consulting $230,000 + Bonus + Benefits + Relocation...||Australia-Sydney||21 May 13|
Our client offers a rare opportunity join their top flight team working in the Sydney market for a highly prog...
|Investment Analyst - Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation||East Partnership Competitive||Australia-Sydney||20 May 13|
In this newly created role, reporting to the Senior Investment Manager, Absolute Return Strategies, you will b...
|Head of Risk Management||Raiffeisen Centrobank competitive||Austria||14 May 13|
Raiffeisen Centrobank is the equity house of Raiffeisen Bank International Group, To enhance our risk manageme...
|PRICING ANALYST - OTC PRICING||Axis GBP0.00 per month + to be discussed||Belgium-Brussels Region||02 May 13|
Fundmanagers, Account Managers, Fund administrators, Operations, Product Development, Business Analysts, audit...
|Senior Analyst -||Huxley Associates EUR50000 - EUR70000 per annum + insuranc...||Belgium-Brussels Region||22 Apr 13|
The strategic goal of the department is to make important business decisions based on analytical understanding...
|Client Services Director||FINCAD Competitive base + bonus||Canada-BC-Vancouver||03 May 13|
FINCAD is looking for a Client Services Director to lead our talented global client services team in providing...
|Quantitative Analyst, Credit Standards & Scoring||HAYS Competitive||Canada-ON-Ottawa||06 May 13|
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|Quantitative Analyst, Credit Standards & Scoring||HAYS Competitive||Canada-ON-Ottawa||29 Apr 13|
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|Manager Quant Audit||The Mirillion Group Competitive+ Excellent Bonus/Package||Canada-ON-Toronto||16 May 13|
Risk & Capital Audit (R&CA) group is an independent corporate group responsible for performing regular or spec...
|Quantitative Developer||The Mirillion Group Competitive + Excellent Package||Canada-ON-Toronto||16 May 13|
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|Analytical Data Manager, Portfolio Engineering||Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Competitive||Canada-ON-Toronto||07 May 13|
|Montreal - Strats & Modeling / Core Analytics||Morgan Stanley Competitive||Canada-QC-Montreal||19 May 13|
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|Algorithm Research||China Securities Co., Ltd competitive||China-Beijing||22 May 13|
Algorithm Research with MS/PHD in Statistics, Computer Science, Physics or Math and 2-3 years of trading exper...
|Proprietary Trader||China Securities Co., Ltd competitive||China-Beijing||22 May 13|
Proprietary Trader with over 2-years trading experience in quant trading, derivative trading or market making....
|Expert of CNY FX Option Trade||ICBC Competitive||China-Beijing||16 May 13|
ICBC head quarter (Beijing) is looking for Expert of CNY FX Option Trade with 5 years of Option trading expe...
|Quantitative Analyst/Trader, Shanghai based – Investment Bank||Aptitude Asia Excellent||China-Shanghai||23 May 13|
A top-tier investment bank is looking for a Quantitative Analyst/Trader to join its equity trading desk in Sha...
|Options & Derivatives Product Director ( or Senior Manager )||Shanghai DZH Limited competitive||China-Shanghai||23 May 13|
The financial information terminal product design in Options & Derivatives sector.
|Macroeconomics Analyst||Industrial Securities competitive||China-Shanghai||20 May 13|
Industry Securities is looking for a native English speaker with good Mandarin to join its Macroeconomics team...
|Quantitative Analyst (seller side)||Industrial Securities competitive||China-Shanghai||20 May 13|
Industrial Securities is looking for a bilingual quantitative analyst to join its derivatives team in providin...
|Quant Analyst / Sales Trader||UBS Securities Market Competitive||China-Shanghai||10 May 13|
This role is sitting in UBSS Equities Direct Execution Services team, based in Shanghai
|Strategy Director||Haitong Futures competitive||China-Shanghai||09 May 13|
Haitong Futures is looking for Strategy Director with 5 or above years of experience in quantitative research...
|Institutional Investment Director||Haitong Futures competitive||China-Shanghai||09 May 13|
Haitong Futures is looking for Institutional Investment Director with 4+ years of experience in the research ...
|Manager for Collateral Valuation Models||Danske Bank Competitive||Denmark-Copenhagen||13 May 13|
Do you want to set new standards for automated valuation of properties in Danske Bank?
|Consultant - CVA, Basel II/III, C++||GOLDTREE PARTNERS Competitive||France-Paris||23 May 13|
GOLDTREE PARTNERS is a niche quantitative, technology and strategy consulting firm based in Paris and London t...
|IT QUANT H/F||Teknys Consulting Selon profils||France-Paris||22 May 13|
Dans le cadre de notre forte croissance, nous recherchons aujourd''hui pour nos clients des consultants IT Qua...
|ASSISTANT DE GESTION||Not Disclosed fixe + intéressement||France-Paris||22 May 13|
Notre société de gestion de portefeuille est basée à Paris 16ème, filiale d''un Groupe d''Assurance Vie en ple...