Quantitative Research Intern

Taipei, Taiwan
WorldQuant develops and deploys systematic financial strategies across a broad range of asset classes and global markets. We seek to produce high-quality predictive signals (alphas) through our proprietary research platform to employ financial strategies focused on exploiting market inefficiencies. Our teams work collaboratively to drive the production of alphas and financial strategies – the foundation of a balanced, global investment platform.
WorldQuant’s success is built on a culture that pairs academic sensibility with accountability for results. Employees are encouraged to think openly about problems, balancing intellectualism and practicality. Excellent ideas come from anyone, anywhere. Employees are encouraged to challenge conventional thinking and possess an attitude of continuous improvement. That’s a key ingredient in remaining a leader in any industry.  
Our goal is to hire the best and the brightest. We value intellectual horsepower first and foremost, and people who demonstrate an outstanding talent. There is no roadmap to future success, so we need people who can help us build it. Our collective intelligence will drive us there.
The Role: We are seeking individuals who are studying or have studied electrical engineering, computer science, financial engineering mathematics, physics, economics or any other related majors for a quantitative research intern position. Our highly accomplished senior staff will provide the new hires with mentoring and guidance to help them succeed.
  • Analyze various types of financial market data
  • Create alphas
  • Review and experiment ideas from financial readings and literature
  • Perform other tasks that may be assigned by advisors
What You’ll Bring:
  • Hold or working toward a Bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree from a top university in a highly analytical field, such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Financial Engineering, or any other related field that is highly analytical and quantitative
  • Anticipated graduation date between 2023 - 2024
  • High GPA and academic grades for Bachelor's degree
  • Familiar a programming language (Python or C++)
  • Possess good communication skills in English
  • Strong interest in learning financial markets will definitely be beneficial
  • Internship is open to students who are eligible to work in Taiwan
  • Internship period: summer internship between June to July 2023 or August to September 2023
What We Offer:
  • Guidance from experienced researchers during the internship
  • Potential to be considered for a full time position
  • Opportunity to learn from investment experts
  • Competitive financial compensation
  • Friendly and collegial working environment
  • Culture of continuous learning
  • Fruits and snacks in the office
Position is based in our Taiwan research office. Interested and qualified candidates can email their CV and Transcript in ENGLISH to [email protected].
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