Quantitative Research Intern
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: Research is at the core of WorldQuant. Through rigorous exploration and unconstrained thinking about how to apply data to the financial markets, our researchers are in constant search of new alphas. We strive to understand data in ways our competitors don’t believe is possible. Researchers at WorldQuant employ tested processes seeking to identify high-quality predictive signals that we believe are undiscovered by the wider market. These signals are mathematical expressions of data that are used as inputs in our quantitative models. Research Interns will support researchers with projects that lead to unique predictive data and signals.
WorldQuant is seeking an exceptional individual to join the firm as a Quantitative Research Intern. While prior finance experience is not required, a successful candidate must possess a strong interest in learning about finance and global markets. Candidates will have a research scientist mind-set; be a self-starter, a creative and persevering deep thinker who is motivated by unsolved challenges. Our highly accomplished senior staff will provide candidates with mentoring and guidance to help them succeed.
What You’ll Bring:
- B.Sc. degree from a leading university in a quantitative or highly analytical field (e.g. - Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Financial Engineering)
- Proven ability to program in C/C++
- Excellent problem solving abilities and judgment with a strong attention to detail
- Mature, thoughtful, with the ability to operate in a collaborative, team-oriented culture
- Strong English language skills; ability to communicate complex concepts in simple terms
- Strong work ethic
What We Offer:
- Competitive financial compensation
- Friendly and collegial working environment
- Opportunity to learn from investment professionals
- Flexible working hours
- A culture of continuous learning
Position is based in our Budapest research office.
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