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Quantitative Researcher - Core Strategies

Man Group plc London, United Kingdom
Posted 3 days ago Hybrid Job Permanent Competitive
About Man AHL

Man AHL is one of the world's longest running diversified systematic investment managers, trading in over 800 markets globally and offering a range of absolute return and long-only quantitative strategies that invest across traditional and alternative markets.

With over three decades of quantitative investment experience, Man AHL is committed to constant innovation and evolution of research. It applies advanced technology and scientific rigour to every stage of the investment process, from data curation and cleaning through to signal generation, risk management and execution. It views risk management and trading and execution as central to alpha generation, and its strategies are designed to understand risk, take appropriate exposures and, where necessary, dynamically adjust exposure.

Man AHL brings together scientists, academics, technologists and finance practitioners who are driven by curiosity, intellectual honesty and a passion for solving the complex problems presented by financial markets. It works closely with the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance (OMI), Man Group's unique collaboration with the University of Oxford, and leverages insights from its field-leading academic research into machine learning and data analytics.

Founded in 1987, Man AHL's assets under management were $63.8 billion at 31 March 2024. Further information can be found at .

The Team

The AHL Core Strategies team is responsible for developing and managing highly scalable systematic macro strategies. This covers directional, relative-value and long-only investment styles, utilising technical, fundamental and risk-premia based signals. We trade across asset classes, using futures/forwards and cash instruments. We have ambitious plans for growth, which include researching new sources of alpha, developing new products, and working on research of a more academic nature to support our sales and marketing effort.

Current opportunities

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a strong background in statistics and data analysis to strengthen our research efforts. Additionally, we seek exceptional academics with well-developed practical skills and an affinity for financial markets. Individuals of varying levels of experience (across both professional work experience and education levels from Bachelor's to Doctorate degree) will be considered and matched to a role according to their skillset, interest and current team needs.

We look for researchers sharing our values of excellence, drive, meritocracy, and integrity.

In return, you will be provided with the opportunity to work with industry experts and experience cutting-edge commercial quantitative finance research in one of the world's leading systematic hedge funds.

Skills considered essential for the role are:
  • Exceptional analytical skills as evidenced by an excellent academic record, to at least degree level, in a hard science subject from a leading university
  • Demonstrable, real-world experience of scientific computing (in languages such as Python/MATLAB/R)
  • 2 - 7+ years relevant professional work experience in a similar position and firm or several years research as a postdoc at a leading academic institution
  • A desire to tackle hard real-world research problems and experience of such real-world problems and data
  • A strong interest in finance
  • A hands-on approach with a willingness to get involved in multiple projects
  • The ability to clearly communicate and collaborate with others
In addition, whilst we are open to varying levels of experience, a successful candidate will very likely have experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Systematic trading strategy development
  • Portfolio construction techniques
  • Futures/forwards, equities or fixed income markets
  • Investment risk
Working Here

AHL fosters a performance driven, meritocratic culture with a small company, no-attitude feel. It is flat structured, open, transparent, and collaborative, offering ample opportunity to grow and have enormous impact on what we do. We are actively engaged with the broader research and academic community, as well as renowned industry contributors.

We're fortunate enough to have a fantastic open-plan office overlooking the River Thames, and continually strive to make our environment a great place in which to work.
  • We have annual away days and research off-sites for the whole team.
  • We have a canteen on-site offering nutritious and well-balanced food selection catering to varying dietary requirements.
  • As well as PCs and Macs in our office, you'll also find numerous amenities such as a Wellness suite featuring a gym and Peloton bikes, as well as a music room with a piano and guitars.
  • We host and sponsor London's PyData ( ) and Machine Learning Meetups.
  • Man Group has proudly partnered with King's College London Mathematics School for many years, which offers employees the opportunity to supervise a group of students on a scientific research project or internship.
  • We open-source some of our technology. See
  • We regularly talk at leading industry conferences, and tweet about relevant technology and how we're using it. See @manquanttech and @ManGroup .
  • Our Oxford lab is collocated with the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance (see ) and the Machine Learning Research Group in Engineering Science, University of Oxford ( )
We offer competitive compensation, a generous holiday allowance, as well as various health and other flexible benefits. We are also committed to continuous learning and development via coaching, mentoring, regular conference attendance and sponsoring academic and professional qualifications.

Our Culture, Values and Benefits at Man

Man Group is proud to provide the best working environment possible for all of its employees, and we are committed to equal opportunities. At Man Group we believe that a diverse workforce is a critical factor in the success of our business and this is embedded in our culture and values. There are a number of external and internal initiatives, partnerships and programmes that help us to attract and develop talent from diverse backgrounds and that encourage inclusion and diversity across our firm and the industry. Man Group is a Signatory of the Women in Finance Charter and the Race at Work Charter. Man Group is also a Disability Confident Committed employer; if you require help or information on reasonable adjustments as you apply for roles with us, please contact .

Man Group supports many charities, and global initiatives. We support professional training and development, and requests for flexible or part-time working. Employees are also offered two 'Mankind' days of paid leave per year as part of the Man Charitable Trust's community volunteering programme.

We offer comprehensive, firm-wide employee benefits including competitive holiday entitlements, pension/401k, life and long-term disability coverage, group sick pay, enhanced parental leave and long-service leave. Additional benefits are tailored to local markets and may include private medical coverage, discounted gym membership and wellbeing programmes.
Job ID  JR005209
London, United Kingdom
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