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Quantitative Analyst, Equities

Magnetar Capital
Quantitative Analyst, Equities
Illinois, US
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Job Description

What You’ll Do:

  • Generate, develop and refine trading signals and algorithms for quantitative strategies
  • Work with novel data sources to extract independent forecasts
  • Work closely with researchers and portfolio managers to solve mathematical, empirical, and coding problems
  • Enhance systems for back testing, portfolio optimization and strategy deployment

What’s Needed/Required for the Role:

  • Postgraduate degree in applied mathematics, quantitative finance, physics, computer science, or other technical field
  • 2-5 years of industry experience developing quantitative equities trading strategies
  • Expertise in conceptualizing and developing trading signals
  • Excellent mathematical, modeling and problem solving skills
  • Strong programming skills in languages such as Python, Matlab or R
  • Broad toolkit including financial math, machine learning, econometrics, and optimization
  • Experience with databases and unconventional data
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and also collaborate as part of a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Focus, efficiency, creativity, and rigor while working in a fast-paced environment
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