Hiring High Frequency Quant/Traders

I am hiring in Chicago for exceptional HF Quant/Traders in Equities, F/X, Futures & Fixed Income.  Remuneration for these roles, which will be dependent on qualifications and experience, will be in line with the highest market levels.

Working closely with team members including developers, traders and quantitative researchers, the central focus of the role will be to research and develop high frequency trading strategies in equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and related commodities markets.

The analyst will have responsibility of taking an idea from initial conception through research, testing and implementation.  The work will entail:

  • Formulation of mathematical and econometric models for market microstructure
  • Data collation, normalization and analysis
  • Model prototyping and programming
  • Strategy development, simulation, back-testing and implementation
  • Execution strategy & algorithms

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum 5 years in quantitative research with a leading proprietary trading firm, hedge fund, or investment bank
  • In-depth knowledge of Equities, F/X and/or futures markets, products and operational infrastructure
  • High frequency data management & data mining techniques
  • Microstructure modeling
  • High frequency econometrics (cointegration, VAR,error correction models, GARCH, panel data models, etc.)
  • Machine learning, signal processing, state space modeling and pattern recognition
  • Trade execution and algorithmic trading
  • PhD in Physics/Math/Engineering, Finance/Economics/Statistics
  • Expert programming skills in Java, Matlab/Mathematica essential
  • Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Send your resume to: jkinlay at systematic-strategies.com.

No recruiters please.

Market Microstructure Models for High Frequency Trading Strategies

This note summarizes some of the key research in the field of market microstructure and considers some of the models proposed by the researchers. Many of the ideas presented here have become widely adopted by high frequency trading firms and incorporated into their trading systems.

Master’s in High Frequency Finance

I have been discussing with some potential academic partners the concept for a new graduate program in High Frequency Finance.  The idea is to take the concept of the Computational Finance program developed in the 1990s and update it to meet the needs of students in the 2010s.

The program will offer a thorough grounding in the modeling concepts, trading strategies and risk management procedures currently in use by leading investment banks, proprietary trading firms and hedge funds in US and international financial markets.  Students will also learn the necessary programming and systems design skills to enable them to make an effective contribution as quantitative analysts, traders, risk managers and developers.

I would be interested in feedback and suggestions as to the proposed content of the program.