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The Quant & Tech Salary Report 2022
This report analyses the basic salaries (not including bonus and sign-on) across Front Office, Back Office and Technology for the quant trading industry over the past three years (2020, 2021 and 2022). The report uses data from a universe of 72 quant hedge funds and proprietary trading firms, globally.
The AI Art Gallery - 2022 Holiday Special
For our Christmas special this year, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the rise of AI in the creative world, specifically AI generated artwork. We will not be postulating about how much “intelligence” is at work however will say the images have exceeded the artistic ability on offer in the Grainstone Lee office. We chose a universe of 90 hedge funds and prop trading firms and generated a collection art inspired by the Chinese zodiac animal of our samples foundation year together with their headquarter address.
Who is Qube Research & Technologies ?
- A quant fund with a predominantly French leadership team that hires a lot from banks and is doing incredibly well. We could of course be talking about Squarepoint but in this article we will be analysing Qube Research and Technologies ("Qube" for rest of this article because we are not trying to hit 5,000 words so strap in because this is not the first abbreviation); the prop group spin out from Credit Suisse that doubled profits last year.
The Quant Recruitment Report 2022
This is the semi-annual Grainstone Lee report analysing the recruitment patterns of firms that employ quantitative investment strategies. The report contains an in-depth analysis of the hiring and competitive landscape within key geographical regions. The semi-annual report contains thousands of sourced data points across the largest financial job functions from Quantitative Investment & Trading to Business Development and Compliance.
Building an offshore cyber security team...
As some of you may have noticed, it’s getting a bit tricky to hire software engineers. Understatement of the year out of the way, it’s true, demand for technical talent globally is fierce. With that in mind, we thought it would be useful to talk to Rowena Everson.
Top 100 Hedge Funds - leverage and $ AUM...
This report analyses the $ AUM employed per investment professional for the top 100 hedge funds by AUM. We also analyse the amount of leverage applied to AUM by strategy and firm.