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Trade Execution Analyst with Global Quantitative Hedge Fund

O'Connell Resourcing
Closing date
2 Nov 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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This new hire will join their 24-hour Statistical Arbitrage Execution desk and will have exposure to all major markets globally. The successful candidate will gain significant experience in market structures, analysing trading strategies/signals and suggesting improvements, one will also have the opportunity to develop coding skills.

This role is based in their satellite office, and while relocation might present a hurdle, the upside is that it provides a rare opportunity for someone to gain trading experience in a globally renowned Hedge Fund. Nice private accommodation is provided as part of the re-location package and the monetary benefits of working for a hedge fund in a low tax environment make it a very lucrative opportunity.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Monitoring algorithmic trading for multiple strategies across London, New York and Tokyo. Primarily across FX, Commodities, Equities and Swaps.
  • Highlight any anomalies in trading and work out why this may be the case, halting trading in any securities/markets if necessary.
  • Improving current trading strategies and analysing any underperformance of the current strategies and how to better them.
  • Preparation of strategies prior to market open - ensuring that services are connected to brokers/exchange, inserting of corporate actions, correcting any errors in the process etc.
  • Monitor any latency which may occur during trading and investigate.
  • Monitoring risk parameters.
  • Analysing opportunities to expand the company's current signals.
  • Actively work with Software Developers and Quants to improve in house systems and the strategic performance of the funds.
  • Improving the efficiency of the company's process - exchange costings, new order types, new brokers.
  • Interface between different areas of the business to implement any new changes.

The person:
  • Relevant experience from working in a Trading firm, Hedge Fund, Investment Bank or other transferable finance experience
  • Ideally some experience working in an algo trading environment
  • Graduated with a numerical focused Degree from a reputable university, along with having strong Maths grades from both A levels and GCSE's (or equivalent).
  • Good Excel skills and other technical skills would be a plus
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