A rapidly expanding quant / systematic strategy hedge fund are looking to make its first execution trader hire into its European (London based) office.
The firm are heavily backed and have quickly built a team of industry leading professionals in the European systematic / quant investment space. We are looking to hire an execution trader immediately - core tasks will be to help build out the system, trade the FX spot mandate, manage the day to day real time trading across equity and swaps, track risk parameters, feedback to the risk & PM team etc. Please note that the technology framework is already very well developed (heavily automated trading function - black box format), however hiring a ‘technologist’ is still important for a fund of this nature (python, C++ or Java skills desired).
Progression is to become the European head trader, ideally hiring 1-2 juniors over the next 18months.
Candidates should ideally have 5-10yrs trading experience in a quant/systematic/high-frequency trading firm. A STEM academic background and strong programming skills are required. Candidates must be available to start in April/May.
The role will likely pay a £100-125k base salary and a 100% bonus for a strong performer year one. They have budgeted a much larger amount in year two and beyond. It’s worth noting that the firm offer a leading pension contribution, life insurance and private health insurance package (+ very generous parental leave). They also encourage continuous learning and development, offering to fully subsidise any external qualifications.