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Acadian Asset Management
in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 01 Oct 21
Acadian Asset Management
in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 01 Oct 21
Posted by:
Kylie Pigeon • Recruiter
Posted by:
Kylie Pigeon
his position is within the Australian investment team at a leading quantitatively-oriented Australian and global equity management firm. The primary function of the Trader is to contribute to the execution and management of quantitative equity portfolios at Acadian. This person will work with colleagues in Sydney, Boston and Singapore to improve our execution capabilities and investment process. They will execute Australian equity client portfolios and as a member of Acadian’s Implementation Team globally, also undertake a project to expand the remit of the team’s Asia Pacific trading desks. This position is located in Sydney

What You’ll Do:

  • Responsible for providing best execution of equities and equity derivatives for Acadian’s quantitative investment strategies in Australia and going forward, in Asia
  • Work with colleagues to further the current project investigating the expansion of trading functions for Acadian’s Asia Pacific business
  • Assist with daily portfolio management activities, such as cash management, rebalancing portfolios, order creation, evaluation and instruction on voluntary corporate actions in Australia
  • Assist in analyzing Acadian’s trading strategies and workflow
  • Monitor market activity and provide feedback to portfolio managers
  • Monitor and evaluate brokers and trade executions, produce relevant TCA and contribute to Acadian’s knowledge of market microstructure
  • Work with internal teams on cross functional initiatives and business needs


We’re Looking for Teammates With:  

  • Knowledge of execution analytics, trading strategies, and risk management techniques
  • Understanding of program trading either from a buy or sell side perspective
  • Experience with algorithmic trading strategies and strategy development
  • Experience with Block trading venues and platforms
  • Experience analyzing transaction cost analysis
  • Knowledge of and ability to communicate market microstructure concepts
  • Understanding of quantitative investment strategies
  • Experience with buy side OMS/EMS applications including Charles River OMS and Instinet’s Newport EMS
  • Experience with scripting or mathematical programming languages.  Familiarity with Python is a plus
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a similar trading role and a bachelor’s degree preferably (engineering, mathematics, economics, finance, computer science)
  • Good organizational and communications skills
  • Ability to work as an effective team player, as well as a self-starter, who is willing to roll up their sleeves to help accomplish team goals
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment with time deadlines


Why Work Here:

Acadian is a quantitative investment firm where ideas are empowered by technology. Our team is made up of a diverse mix of professionals who thrive in a culture that fosters ingenuity through collaboration and transparency.  We offer a casual office environment, top-notch benefits, and excellent professional and personal development opportunities.


To apply for this position or view Acadian’s open roles, please visit the Careers section of our website at: We will contact only selected candidates.  If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at



It is the policy of Acadian Asset Management LLC and Acadian Asset Management (Australia) to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, disability, or sexual orientation.

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