Director Of Quant Research/ NYC Director Of Quant Research/ NYC …

Eka Finance
in New York, NY, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 06 Aug 20
$ Base + Bonus
Eka Finance
in New York, NY, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 06 Aug 20
$ Base + Bonus
Posted by:
Hirak Chakravorty • Recruiter
Posted by:
Hirak Chakravorty
Leading quant fund are looking to hire a Director of Quant Research.

This is a senior position reporting to the leadership of the firm and overseeing the day-to-day workflow of the research team; supervision of the research staff; development of investment strategies; and driving engagement with qualitative community to foster research innovation.






  • In close co-ordination with the Founder and CIO as well as the Research Committee, the Director of Research identifies and builds consensus around research priorities i.e. builds the Research Agenda.
  • Builds project plans for the Agenda items.
  • Supervise the research staff and work closely with individual researchers on projects in helping them meet deadlines and project goals.
  • Leads internal decision making of what to implement into live production and what to discard / stop and move on - is ultimately accountable for implementing the Agenda.
  • Set research departmental and individual researcher goals and provide evaluations of progress toward these goals.
  • Supervise the automation of any repeatable tasks and improve efficiency within the research processes.
  • Establish and ensure adherence to precise standards in the research process throughout the research team.











  • A deep and broad understanding of global markets and quantitative investment strategies across a variety of asset classes including Equities, Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Credit and Volatility. Focus on shorter-term Alpha oriented strategies would be preferred.
  • Experience and track record of managing research teams, development and timely execution of projects at leading institutional asset management firm.
  • A demonstrated track record of successfully developing and managing investment strategies in the above-mentioned asset classes.
  • Demonstrated record of initiative, problem solving, and adaptability.
  • Strong intellectual integrity and ability to take different viewpoints
  • Strong analytical skills, including expertise in the modelling and analysis of investment strategies.
  • Good programming background (preferred python and C#).
  • Mature personality with an ability to foster a collaborative research environment.
  • Impeccable communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Education: advanced degrees in a quantitative field from leading global universities.



Please send a PDF resume to Sara Hunter at