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Quant Investment Hiring Landscape - Q3...
We’ve analysed the career sites of 52 of the most prominent hedge funds and proprietary trading firms that employ quantitative investment strategies. This report does not seek to draw any conclusions about the health of the hiring landscape, or the impact of Covid-19, however, it does break down the number of open roles/jobs posted by location, job division and the changes in Q3 (July, August, September 2020).
HFT Founders and their background
In this article, we examine the professional and educational background of the founders of 34 high frequency trading firms. We have focused on firms that are still in live trading and excluded more recent launches.
Non-competes explained [Interview with...
We interviewed Jonathan Maude, Employment Layer and Partner at Vedder Price in London to get a professional low-down on the basics of non-competes.
10 bank prop desks – where are they now?
This article looks at some of the prominent funds in the quantitative investment world and examines their prop desk history.
Renaissance Technologies – who do they...
With annualised returns of roughly 40% spanning three decades and a lifetime non-disclosure agreement for employees, it’s safe to say Renaissance Technologies is a bit of an enigma. Despite a bit of a slip in their long-term equity fund this year, the (short term) Medallion fund is still reportedly up 25% YTD. If I knew how they produce those returns I wouldn’t be stuck in a very hot and humid office on outskirts of London, however, we have been able to analyse who does i.e. RentTec employees.
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