Equity & Futures Alpha Quantitative Researcher

Salary 250,000-300,000 USD Base + Performance Bonus
LocationNew York
Employment type Permanent

Job description

Job Title: Equity & Futures Alpha Quantitative Researcher

Location: New York, NY or Chicago, IL 

About Us: We are a premier hedge fund with a strong global presence, specializing in delivering innovative investment solutions across diverse asset classes. Our success is built on a foundation of cutting-edge research, rigorous risk management, and a collaborative team environment.

Position Overview: We are seeking an Equity & Futures Alpha Quantitative Researcher to join our collaborative quant desk. The successful candidate will focus on developing and implementing alpha-generating strategies for equity and futures markets, contributing to our dynamic trading team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Alpha Research: Develop and refine alpha-generating strategies for equity and futures markets using advanced quantitative techniques.
  • Model Development: Design and implement sophisticated quantitative models for trading strategies, including signal generation and execution algorithms.
  • Data Analysis: Perform extensive data analysis to uncover patterns, trends, and trading opportunities. Validate models with rigorous backtesting.
  • Portfolio Optimization: Construct and optimize portfolios, ensuring effective risk management and maximizing returns.
  • Strategy Implementation: Collaborate with traders to seamlessly integrate models into the trading infrastructure and ensure efficient execution.
  • Performance Monitoring: Continuously monitor and evaluate strategy performance, making adjustments to enhance robustness and efficacy.
  • Research Collaboration: Work closely with other quantitative researchers and data scientists to share insights and drive innovation.
  • Continuous Learning: Stay abreast of the latest developments in quantitative finance, machine learning, and market microstructure.


  • Education: Ph.D. or Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, or Financial Engineering.
  • Experience: 3+ years of experience in quantitative research or trading within a hedge fund, investment bank, or other financial institution, with a focus on equities and futures.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, C++, or MATLAB. Strong skills in statistical analysis, machine learning, and data manipulation.
  • Market Knowledge: Deep understanding of equity and futures markets, including market microstructure.
  • Analytical Skills: Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities with a high attention to detail.
  • Communication: Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey complex concepts to diverse stakeholders.
  • Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment and contribute to collective goals.

Why Join Us:

  • Innovative Environment: Engage in cutting-edge research and development within a leading global hedge fund.
  • Career Growth: Access to robust professional development and career advancement opportunities.
  • Competitive Compensation: Attractive salary and benefits package, including performance-based bonuses.