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Doctoral Quantitative Finance Internship - AHL

Man Group
Doctoral Quantitative Finance Internship - AHL
London, GB
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Job Description

The Internship:

We are seeking highly motivated individuals – each with exceptional academic track records and well-developed practical skills – to fill our summer 2024 quantitative internship program.

These 12-week internships, scheduled to commence in June and run within the university summer vacation period, will provide successful candidates with the opportunity to work with industry experts and experience cutting-edge commercial quantitative finance research in one of the world’s leading systematic hedge funds. Successful candidates will be based at our central London HQ but may also spend time visiting our Research Laboratory in Oxford.

The successful candidates will contribute to on-going research projects in areas such as:

  • Automated investment strategy discovery, optimisation and control
  • Developing autonomous trade-execution and routing algorithms
  • Identifying investment opportunities using the latest natural language processing models
  • Isolation and extraction of predictive risk features from high frequency data

Ideal candidate:

  • Undertaking a PhD/DPhil in machine learning or a STEM discipline involving significant data modelling and analysis
  • With practical “hands-on” experience of:
    • Capturing, cleaning and modelling empirical data in an applied environment
    • Modern modelling techniques in machine learning, signal processing and forecasting
  • A passion for understanding financial markets through empirical data analysis and modelling
  • Excellent programming, scripting and scientific computing skills in Python and Linux
  • Broad expertise, pragmatism and open-mindedness
  • Excellent communication skills and enjoyment of collaborating to solve practical problems

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 ( 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
  • 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 (
  • Our Oxford lab is collocated with the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance ( and the Machine Learning Research Group in Engineering Science, University of Oxford (

We offer competitive compensation, a generous holiday allowance, various health and other flexible benefits. We are also committed to continuous learning and development via coaching, mentoring, regular conference attendance and sponsoring academic and professional qualifications.

_ 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 funds under management were $58.5 billion at 30 June 2023. Further information can be found at

** 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. 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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