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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|ALM Treasury Quantitative Analyst||ITS-City Ltd Competitive||UK-London||18 May 13|
Asset Liability Management Treasury Quants required at Leading Investment Bank
|Model Validation - AVP||Carr Lyons Competetive||UK-London||18 May 13|
Model Validation - Quantitative Analysis/Exotics
|Counterparty Risk Quant Analyst||Huxley Associates GBP45000 - GBP75000 per annum + Car Allo...||UK-London||17 May 13|
One of my clients is doing considerable hiring into their risk department and intend on bringing in talented a...
|Project Manager – Implementation of risk and optimisation software||Raise Partner Upon experience and expertise||UK-London||17 May 13|
Since 2001, Raise Partner has been delivering robust risk analytics and portfolio optimisation software and se...
|Quantitative Finance Consultant||Raise Partner Upon experience and expertise||UK-London||17 May 13|
Since 2001, RaisePartner has been delivering robust risk analytics and portfolio optimisation software and se...
|C++ Quantitative Developer - Pricing & Risk||Scope AT £600 to £800 per day||UK-London||17 May 13|
C++ Developer, Quantitative Analytics, Pricing & Risk Management, Highly Numerate, Front Office, Excel VB/VBA,...
|Java Developer - eFX Quant / Trading Desk||UBS Competitive Permanent Salary||UK-London||17 May 13|
A fantastic opportunity for a highly skilled Java developer to work closely with a team of Quants developing a...
|Senior Quantitative Analyst / Developer||Paragon Executive Very competitive||UK-London||17 May 13|
Our client, a large Global Asset Manager, is looking to hire a Senior Quantitative Analyst / Developer to join...
|Investment Analyst - Scientific Investment Management - London||Not Disclosed Excellent basic plus quarterly bonus & b...||UK-London||17 May 13|
One of Europe's largest scientific investment management companies is looking to hire a talented graduate to a...
|Credit Exposure Modelling Analyst||Robert Walters UK Competitive||UK-London||17 May 13|
To refine methodology and provide guidance to the implementation of Collateral modeling framework for Central ...
|Highly Quantitative Risk Manager – Equities – Leading buy side institution||GQR Global Markets £ Excellent total package||UK-London||17 May 13|
Leading Hedge Fund who specialise in quantitative strategies across Equities is currently looking for a Quanti...
|Credit Risk Quant||Eames Consulting Risk £50 000 - £70 000||UK-London||17 May 13|
**LGD, EAD, SAS, Quantitative Analytics, Top Tier IB, London**
|FICC Quant(s) - multiple roles||Westbourne Partners Negotiable||UK-London||17 May 13|
I am working on numerous opportunities within the FICC Quant space at the moment
|URGENT HIRE - X Commodities Quantitative Analyst||Westbourne Partners Negotiable/Compettitive||UK-London||17 May 13|
Tier 1 Investment Bank is looking for two VP level Quantitative Analysts to work on the FO Commodities Desk.
|Associate / VP - Advanced Modeller - Real Estate Investment Team||Not Disclosed Basic plus Bonus.||UK-London||17 May 13|
US Private Equity Firm is looking to hire an advanced cash flow modeller.
|VP Operational Risk Modelling||Greenwich Atlantic Associates Competitive||UK-London||17 May 13|
Top tier bank seeks an individual to help with the development and maintenance of my client's Operational Risk...
|Credit Risk Methodology - Vice President||Greenwich Atlantic Associates Competitive||UK-London||17 May 13|
A prestigious investment bank are seeking a quantitative credit risk professional with specific IMM / Basel ex...
|C++ Developer (Quant Analytics)||Scope AT £550-650pd||UK-London||17 May 13|
Results orientated C++ Developer with a strong mathematical/ analytical mind to work in a highly pressurized a...
|Quant Developer C++||Real Staffing GBP650 per day||UK-London||17 May 13|
I currently have an exciting opportunity within a Top Tier Bank''s Quant Analytics group for a C++ Quant Devel...
|Quantitative Analyst – Pricing Model Implementation C++ - London - World renowned quant team||ITS-City Ltd Excellent||UK-London||17 May 13|
We are seeking a Senior Quantitative Analyst to join a prestigious Pricing Implementation team in London devel...
|VaR Modelling Quant - Tier 1 Investment Bank||ITS-City Ltd Competitive||UK-London||17 May 13|
Tier 1 investment bank is seeking a VaR modelling quant to join a high profile Market Risk Modelling in London
|Experienced Quant Analyst - Interest Rates/Inflation – Pricing Model Implementation - London||ITS-City Ltd Exceptional||UK-London||17 May 13|
My client is seeking an experienced Quant to join a quantitative analytics team, reporting directly to the Glo...
|Quantitative Research - Credit QR- Vice President- based London||J.P.Morgan. Competitve||UK-London||17 May 13|
Please see the job description
|Quantitative Research - Metals Quantitative Analyst - Associate- Based in London||J.P.Morgan. Competitve||UK-London||17 May 13|
Please see the job description
|Quantitative Risk Management - Fixed Income, Credit Derivatives||Rees Draper Wright c.£100,000 - £125,00 (Total Package)||UK-London||17 May 13|
A leading Hedge Fund business requires a technical quantitative risk analyst. The Risk Management team is Fron...
|Java Developer Analyst (Maths) Hedge Fund London||Durlston Partners £60,000 + Full Benefits + c100% Bonuses||UK-London||17 May 13|
Junior Java Developer with Matlab and strong Maths required to join a Quant Desk at world class hedge fund
|Global Asset Manager Hiring Investment Research Quant Analyst- £Negotiable||eka Finance £Negotiable Depending Upon Experience||UK-London||17 May 13|
Global Quantitative Asset Manager with an excellent reputation for strong fund performance based in London C...
|Macro Hedge Fund Hiring Quant Researchers/ £ Competitive||eka Finance £Competitive||UK-London||17 May 13|
Leading macro hedge fund are looking to hire quantitative research analysts.
|Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) Catastrophe Modeller||Hanover Search Global Insurance Partners Base to £75,000 plus exceptional bonus||UK-London||17 May 13|
*Genuinely unique opportunity for a strong catastrophe modeller to join a leading organisation operating in th...
|Quantitative Analyst - Credit Products AVP/VP||Hudson Banking Attractive package||UK-London||17 May 13|
My client, a Top Tier Investment Bank, is seeking an experienced Front Office Quantitative Analyst/Model Valid...