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Senior Quantitative Researcher - Trade Monetization

Man Group plc London, United Kingdom
Posted 7 hours ago Hybrid Job Permanent Competitive
The Team

AHL Fast Trading Strategies is the team responsible for the development of high Sharpe, fast frequency strategies across all asset classes. The team has been running for over a decade and manage a large and successful portfolio across all asset classes spanning both making and taking strategies.

The Role:

As Senior Quantitative Researcher in Trade Monetization you will be working on modelling markets and developing execution alpha together with improving our overall trading and platform, infrastructure, and technology.

Responsibilities:
  • Conduct quantitative research into modelling financial markets to capture execution alpha
  • Developing optimal execution strategies through the analysis of tick data, microstructure patterns and order book dynamics
  • Drive development of our trading platform, infrastructure and technology
  • Contribute to improvements across signal development, portfolio construction, central trading risk book and trading
  • Conduct research into modelling of transaction costs, market impact, fill rate and trade toxicity
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Strong academic record and a degree with high mathematical, statistical and computing content e.g. Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or Physics from a leading university
  • A deep understanding of statistics and an ability to apply it to real world problems
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a financial institution.
  • Expertise in a high level programming language such as Python, or R
  • Detailed knowledge of market structure, participants, trading venues and microstructure of at least one asset class among FX, Futures or Cash Equities.
  • Understanding of order book dynamics, execution strategies and price impact
  • Experience working with tick data
  • Familiarity with common executions algorithm styles such as VWAP, TWAP, POV and liquidity seeking
  • Intellectually robust with a keenly analytic approach to problem solving
  • Hands-on attitude; willing to get involved with technology and projects across the firm
  • Strong inter-personal skills to enable communication across investment management teams and regions.
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 a canteen onsite 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 room featuring Peloton bikes, a music room with notably a piano and guitar and a Maker space with light cubes and 3D printer
  • We host and sponsor London's PyData ( https://bit.ly/2WlH8OE ) 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 https://github.com/man-group
  • We regularly talk at leading industry conferences, and tweet about relevant technology and how we're using it. See @manquanttech and @ManGroup
  • We publish research papers ( https://bit.ly/2MZ44QZ )
  • Our Oxford lab is collocated with the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance ( https://bit.ly/36goTic ) and the Machine Learning Research Group in Engineering Science, University of Oxford ( https://bit.ly/2MSHDwy )
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 $58.6 billion at 30 September 2023. Further information can be found at www.man.com/ahl .

Work-Life Balance 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 equality of opportunity. 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. We run a number of external and internal initiatives, partnerships and programmes that help us to attract and develop talent from diverse backgrounds and encourage diversity and inclusion across our firm and industry. https://www.man.com/diversity . Man Group is also a Signatory of the Women in Finance Charter.

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.
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