This fund operates with a highly technical group of Product Specialists / Client Portfolio Managers that conduct deep-dive research into many cutting edge themes around systematic investing and portfolio management relevant to Managed Futures / Trend Following approaches.
The investor base of this hedge fund are typically a sophisticated group of institutional investors that are heavily focussed around large pension funds. They are increasingly demanding a deeper level of technical insight into the funds that the invest in and this is being met with increasingly quantitative client-facing researchers.
Whilst not responsible for researching alpha signals, this team contribute towards the portfolio construction and product development in a highly quantitative manner. They are also responsible for pitching these technical elements of the product to quantitative and non-quantitative representatives of clients and must be able to communicate equally well with both.
The team produce a reasonable amount of academic content for publication as white papers and in academic journals.
This is a great opportunity for a researcher that has become bored or frustrated with solely conducting research to step into a role that can make a meaningful impact on a firms bottom line and challenge them in new ways without giving up the quantitative side.
Candidates should have a number of years of recent experience of systematic trend following strategies from a research or quantitative client-facing perspective. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required and a desire to step outside of the research ‘comfort zone’ is essential.
The role is based in London but will require around 1 weeks travel to meet clients in the US per Quarter.