Quantitative Business Analyst - Top Systematic Fund

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Opus Recruitment Solutions Limited
  • 15 Sep 16

My client is a Top Systematic Fund that is looking for a Quantitative Business Analyst. The Business team manages all aspects of onboarding new quant trading teams and deployments of new trading strategies. The team also represents all firm’s PMs with external counterparties and is responsible for rates negotiations, and, quant research and trading relationship management. General Analyst responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting veteran Business team members.

Role/Responsibilities:

The Business team manages all aspects of onboarding new quant trading teams and deployments of new trading strategies. The team also represents all firm’s PMs with external counterparties and is responsible for rates negotiations, and, quant research and trading relationship management.  General Analyst responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting veteran Business team members along the following lines:

  • Complete project lifecycle management launching new PM Teams into production
  • Design PM research and trading solutions that adhere to firm standards
  • Educate PM Teams on firm’s operating procedures and technology integration
  • Lead new strategy rollout projects internally with Technology, Operations, Legal, Compliance and Risk groups, and, externally with Brokers, Exchanges and Vendors
  • Provide day-to-day support for various operational procedures such as broker data management, compliance monitoring, trading, and business continuity

The person in this role must have a technical background as well as good communication skills and a willingness to learn day-to-day trading and finance operations. Should have a good understanding of global market structure and electronic trading systems and have familiarity with trading rules and regulations or demonstrate an aptitude to learn. Familiarity with research and market data sources is a strong plus but not a requirement.

Job Requirements:

  • This is a selective position. The ideal candidates will have a combination of software development and communication skills with some experience working in a financial services organization.
  • A BS in finance, statistics, math, and engineering or computer science is strongly preferred. 2 years of relevant work experience is a plus.
  • Must have the ability to assist veteran specialists while simultaneously managing multiple long-term and short-term projects independently under very tight project deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate via producing documentation at all levels
  • Working experience of one of the Linux/Unix scripts. Perl, bash, and etc.
  • Working experience with Linux/Windows Operating Systems and distributed storage solutions preferred. Familiarity with industry standards of server and storage hardware preferred.
  • Working experience of either C++, C#, or Java programming
  • Working experience with SQL. Additional experience with database design is a plus.
  • Our trading focuses on systematic trading in liquid instruments (to wit: global equities, futures and FX). Candidates with specific work experience and knowledge of market regulations in these areas will be strongly preferred but not required