Systematic Trader

Group 29

Salary

COMPETITIVE

Stroke 1

Role Type

Permanent

Group 7

Location

London, UK

Our client is an exciting international commodity trading company based in London, and this role provides the incumbent with a unique opportunity to join this dynamic and ever-changing business.

We are looking for a Systematic Trader who is interested in being part of a dynamic trading environment, someone who wants to be part of a global team, and an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit who enjoys a fast-paced work environment.

We are seeking an extremely motivated individual with a high level of intellectual curiosity. Strong quantitative skills and a thorough understanding of risk and portfolio management are must haves, along with an analytical mindset. This individual must have confidence and be able to operate in a disciplined environment with high stakeholder expectations. Strong critical thinking, economic skills and the ability to connect to the probabilistic nature of trading are required.

Duties:

  • Research robust systematic trading strategies in the commodities space, being responsible for the whole lifecycle of their implementation, from idea generation, backtesting, signal generation and execution
  • Dive-in a wide range of datasets to extract trading signals and/or improve strategies
  • Originate trade ideas from a wide range of sources (observations, academic research, etc.)
  • Construct a portfolio of strategies with a deep understanding of how the individual strategies comprising the portfolio interact with each other
  • Monitor this newly created portfolio and always look for ways to improve it
  • Contribute to the wider efforts of providing quantitative analysis to the rest of the global team

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD Degree
  • Proven relevant working experience in a quant researcher/trader role
  • Strong programming skills – Python required
  • Deep understanding of risk, drawdown management, capital allocation and portfolio optimization
  • High attention to detail and very tenacious individual
  • Knowledge of commodities markets and how they work

Advantageous Experience:

  • Previous experience researching trading strategies and constructing portfolios
  • Deep knowledge of a specific commodity market

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