The Specialist Equities team is responsible for high-capacity strategies with medium-to-high Sharpe. Our academic backgrounds span Mathematics, Machine Learning, and Computer Science. The team has been running for several years and look after a large and successful set of signals across regions and trading frequencies. We are now diversifying our signal set to capture new sources of alpha. Your role would be to drive and deliver on your own research agenda. It will be fully focused on new alpha research.
Researched and traded live at least two innovative and creative alpha signals with holding period days to weeks
Independent, self-organised, can effectively manage time in a high-velocity environment
A go-getter with outstanding analytical skills and a hands-on attitude
Strong academic record and a degree with high mathematical, statistical, and computing content e.g., Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Economics or Physics from a leading university
A deep understanding of statistics and an ability to apply to real world problems
Strong coding skills and experience of handling large data sets. We use Python and its scientific stack for both research and live trading
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 annual away days and research off-sites for the whole team
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 https://github.com/man-group
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 employs diversified quantitative techniques to offer a range of strategies which encompass traditional momentum, non-traditional momentum, multi-strategy and sector-based approaches. Man AHL’s strategies are primarily alternative and seek to gain potential predictive, alpha-generating insights through rigorous analysis of large data sets.
Man AHL is a specialised engine, applying scientific rigour and advanced technology and execution to a diverse range of data in order to build systematic investment strategies, trading continuously over hundreds of global markets. The team of 150 investment professionals, including 47 researchers, is comprised of scientists, technologists and finance practitioners, driven by curiosity and intellectual honesty, and a passion for solving the complex problems presented by financial markets.
The engine leverages Man Group’s unique collaboration with the University of Oxford, the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance (OMI). The OMI conducts field-leading academic research into machine learning and data analytics, which can be applied to quantitative investing.
Founded in 1987, Man AHL’s funds under management were $60.6 billion at 30 September 2022. Further information can be found at www.man.com/ahl.
** 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. https://www.man.com/diversity. 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.