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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|Quantitative Researcher/Trader - APAC||DBFS $Highly Competitive + Benefit + Bonus||Singapore||24 May 13|
A global quantitative hedge fund are looking to on-board exceptional quantitative individuals with High Freque...
|Quantitative Analyst, Singapore||ITS-City Ltd Negotiable + Bonus||Singapore||24 May 13|
Investment Bank require VP or SVP Quant Analyst for their Valuations IPV Methodology team, Singapore
|Model Validation Analyst||Profusion Group Highly competitive||Singapore||23 May 13|
>> An Asian focused bank with strong balance sheet is currently seeking an experienced Quantitative Model Val...
|AVP/VP-Financial Markets Credit Risk Management||Profusion Group Highly competitive and commensurates wit...||Singapore||23 May 13|
**An established and financially strong Asian bank is urgently looking for an experienced Quantitative Counte...
|Vice President - Financial Institutions Credit Risk Management||Profusion Group Highly competitive and commensurate with...||Singapore||23 May 13|
A strong balance sheet and Asian focused bank is currently looking for an experienced Credit Risk, Financial ...
|Quantitative Manager – Market Risk Analytics||Tyche SG (License C110570978) Excellent Base Pay + Bonus + Benefits +...||Singapore||23 May 13|
Our client, a global financial services provider is seeking to recruit a Quantitative Manager, who would perfo...
|Quantitative Analyst||Amoria Bond Competitive||Singapore||21 May 13|
Quantitative Analyst urgently needed for an established fund with global presence. Working as part of the fixe...
|VP/SVP - Group Audit (Risk Management)||Kerry Consulting Pte Ltd (Licence No. 03C4828) Competitive||Singapore||21 May 13|
Top tier bank hiring Group Audit Function focusing on risk analytics and management
|Senior Quant's Analyst - Market Risk - VaR -Singapore||FiveTen SGD150000 - SGD230000 per annum||Singapore||21 May 13|
Senior Quant''s Analyst - Market Risk - VaR -Singapore Tier 1 Global Investment Bank has an exciting opportun...
|Research Analyst/Associate||NUS Risk Management Institute Competitive||Singapore||20 May 13|
Be part of a dynamic team in analysing risk in today''s volatile financial markets. An opportunity exists to j...
|Team Head – Quantitative Market Risk||Not Disclosed $200K base + Bonus||Singapore||20 May 13|
Global bank is looking to hire an experienced quantitative risk specialist to lead a small but growing quantit...
|FX Option Pricing Developer / Team Lead (C# / VBA) - FX IT||McGregor Boyall Singapore Negotiable based on experience||Singapore||20 May 13|
Key words - FX, Pricing, Developer, Team Lead, C#, VBA, VB
|Financial Engineer||Glenhill Group SG Attractive||Singapore||17 May 13|
Excellent Opportunity with a reputable MNC as Financial Engineer within commerce sector
|Audit Manager, Group Functions and Risk||Standard Chartered Bank Negotiable||Singapore||16 May 13|
To provide ongoing assurance on the effectiveness of controls to identify and manage key risks relating to cre...
|Quantitative Risk Manager||Aurec Negotiable||Singapore||13 May 13|
My client is a Singapore based Investment Bank, with a strong reputation in the Region. They are currently lo...
|Portfolio Assistant||BNP Paribas Investment Partners Singapore Limited Competitive||Singapore||10 May 13|
BNP Paribas Investment Partners, one of the largest global asset managers in the world with substantial presen...
|Apps Dev Technical Specialist||CITIBANK NA SINGAPORE BRANCH Confidential||Singapore||02 May 13|
In Citi FX Derivatives we are revolutionizing the technology platform for online trading of FX Options. We are...
|Assistant Vice President, Model Development, Group Portfolio Analytics (Wholesale), Risk Management Group||DBS Bank Limited Competitive||Singapore||25 Apr 13|
We work closely with our business partners to manage the bank's risk exposure and to maximize returns against ...
|Quantitative Analyst – Exotic Interest Rates - Validation||BlackOcean SG$140,000 ++++||Singapore||10 Apr 13|
Junior to mid level interest rates specialist required for expanding IRD book