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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|AVP/VP EQ & FX Quant | London||Selby Jennings £55000 - £77000 per annum||UK-London||22 May 13|
quant, EQ, FX, derivative, development, pricing, portfolio valuations, buy-side, financial services, model, C+...
|Leading Asset Manager | London | Derivative Quant Analyst||Selby Jennings £55000 - £80000 per annum||UK-London||22 May 13|
My client, a leading investment company is looking to aggressively grow their business in 2013. To achieve thi...
|FICC Quant(s)||Westbourne Partners Negotiable||UK-London||22 May 13|
I am working on numerous opportunities within the FICC Quant space at the moment
|Quantitative Developer – Cross Asset||Westbourne Partners Negotiable/Compettitive||UK-London||22 May 13|
An investment manager is looking for a Quantitative Developer to come in and drive the build out of a new rese...
|Quantitative Analyst - Portfolio Analytics||Eames Consulting Risk Up to £50,000||UK-London||22 May 13|
A leading bank is looking for a quant with exposure to portfolio analytical models [PD/LGD/EAD/Economic Capita...
|Counterparty Credit Risk - Quant Modeller||7FiftyTwo Solutions £500-700/day||UK-London||22 May 13|
CCR Methodology Team are currently looking for 3 Modellers to join thier Traded Credit Risk Team to help with ...
|Head of Model Risk Analytics - Wholesale Analytics||Eames Consulting Risk Up to £110,000||UK-London||22 May 13|
Fantastic opportunity for a Director level candidate inside wholesale analytics experience to take over a new ...
|FX eOptions Desk Quant - VP Level - London||Selby Jennings £0 - £150000 per annum||UK-London||22 May 13|
A large name in FX Electronic trading is currently looking to build their options business.
|British Bank Seeks Strong Senior Quants for Wholesale Risk Model Review Group - Senior Manager Level||Selby Jennings Up to £85k (with bonus and excellent ben...||UK-London||22 May 13|
This top British Bank is seeking strong Quant risk modellers to join the firm at the Senior Manager level.
|Principal Quant: Wholesale Analytics||Eames Consulting Risk Up to £85,000||UK-London||22 May 13|
A leading bank are looking to develop a model risk analytics group in order to properly validate the existing ...
|VP Interest Rate Derivatives or Traded Credit Quant Analyst, either from Risk, Front Office or Model Validation. Tier 1 EU Bank – London||Westbourne Partners £ AVP to Sr VP||UK-London||22 May 13|
My client is looking to make a hire for an outstanding Quantitative professional within the realm of AVP to Sr...
|Junior Quant Researcher - Leading Algo Hedge Fund||Not Disclosed Industry leading plus bonus and benefits||UK-London||22 May 13|
Are you seeking a post as a quant researcher, looking for a new and exciting challenge? One of the world''s l...
|Interest Rate Quant. Front Office Madrid||BBVA Competitive||UK-London||22 May 13|
Leading International Bank with a strong presence in Europe, North and Latin America and Asia, with over 95.00...
|Manager Regulatory & Risk Analytics||PSD Risk £60,000 to £120,000||UK-London||22 May 13|
An excellent opportunity for two qualified and experienced wholesale credit risk modelling experts to join a l...
|Model Risk Quant – Investment Bank||ITS-City Ltd Exceptional||UK-London||22 May 13|
A tier 1 Investment banking client is seeking a Quant Analyst to join them in the Model Risk Management team.
|Quantitative Analyst – Pricing Models - C++ - London||ITS-City Ltd Excellent||UK-London||22 May 13|
We are seeking a experienced Quantitative Analyst to join a prestigious Pricing Implementation team in London ...
|Head of Rates Pricing Quant Analysts - Interest Rates/Inflation – London||ITS-City Ltd Exceptional||UK-London||22 May 13|
My client is seeking an experienced Quant to join a quantitative analytics team and head up a small team of Ra...
|Economic Capital Methodology||ITS-City Ltd Competitive||UK-London||22 May 13|
Economic Capital Methodology specialist required at this Leading Investment Bank
|Python/C++ Quantitative Developer - Systematic Research and Trading Systems Team - City of London||Selby Jennings Compensation very competitive, with grea...||UK-London||22 May 13|
Python/C++ Quantitative Developer (Msc/PhD + Financial Experience Preferred) ? Systematic Research and Trading...
|Junior Risk Analyst SwapClear||LCH Clearnet. Competitive||UK-London||22 May 13|
|Senior marketing manager||LCH Clearnet. Competitive||UK-London||22 May 13|
Overview The LCH.
|SwapClear Client Representative||LCH Clearnet Competitive||UK-London||22 May 13|
OverviewThe SwapClear Client Services team is the single point of contact/first level of escalation to member...
|Quantitative Risk Analyst||LCH Competitive||UK-London||22 May 13|
As a member of the Winning Hand team, within the LCH Clearnet, the role encompasses providing the quantitative...
|Snr Quant Risk Analyst||Real Staffing GBP575 per day||UK-London||22 May 13|
I currently have an opening for a senior quant risk analyst on a contract basis.
|C++ Quantitative Development Manager ALM||ITS-City Ltd Market Rate + Benefits||UK-London||22 May 13|
C++ Quantitative Development Director for Leading Investment Bank.
|Manager - Risk Capital Management||McGregor Boyall GBP55000 - GBP75000 per annum + Benefits||UK-London||22 May 13|
The Company: Our client is a leading well recognised global investment bank who is currently in need of a man...
|Cheated out of a bonus? Sick of investment banking? Stuck in UBS or BarCap?||Campbell North Competitive||UK-London||21 May 13|
My clients are a group of world beating hedge funds and quantitative trading companies based in London, New Yo...
|Head Of Quantitative Risk (Rates)||Huxley Associates GBP80000 - GBP120000 per annum + Benefit...||UK-London||21 May 13|
Fantastic opportunity for a Quantitative Risk Manager to join a leading force in the financial industry.
|Exceptional PhD Graduates required||Huxley Associates GBP60000 - GBP100000 per annum + Bonus||UK-London||21 May 13|
Exceptional PhD and DEA graduates required to join Tier1 Investment Bank Front Office Quantitative Analytics t...
|Analyst - Structured Products||Not Disclosed £40 - 45,000||UK-London||21 May 13|
A leading real estate asset manager and loan servicer is seeking a highly analytical analyst to join their gro...