We work in small, collaborative teams on ambitious projects that add real value

We encourage everyone to take ownership of their work, ask questions, understand what the business needs, debate ideas and experiment. Innovation relies on experimentation. If you can make a case for the radically new, we’ll pursue it and provide the support to take it from prototype to production.

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Business Areas

We work in small teams that collaborate closely. We have teams, but we see ourselves as one big team all working towards the same goals. We like to keep things open and avoid weird silos. We encourage everyone to share ideas, ask questions, debate, experiment and help each other.

  • Quant Development
  • QuadOps (aka Trading Operations)
  • Systems
  • Data Strategy
  • EA (Execution Analysts)
  • Strategic Growth (aka People)
  • Finance
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Project Delivery

Quant Development

Rather than separating the roles of Quant and Developer, we have a unified team of Quant Developers. Those who are more quant-focused are strong programmers, and those who consider themselves a pure programmer have the opportunity to research. The team works on projects covering alpha research, execution, simulation, modelling techniques, optimisation, workflow and data. The work is varied, with plenty of learning opportunities.

QuadOps (aka Trading Operations)

QuadOps partner closely with our Quant Development, Systems, Data Strategy and Execution Analyst teams to deploy, support and maintain our trading infrastructure. They ensure both operational efficiency and excellence across our platforms, and work closely with others to support releases.

14A - QuadOps

Systems

With a presence in four data centres across three continents and over 600 physical servers, the Systems team manages and scales our data centres and networks to keep this high performance infrastructure operational. Working closely with our Quant Developers, the team is focused on automation and business capability.

11- Quant

Data Strategy

Our Data Strategists cover a broad spectrum of work. It can range from hypothesis-driven sourcing and research of new data sources, through evaluating new products to trade, to considering broader business opportunities. Currently, the most important part of this is investigating alternative and innovative data sets - finding them, figuring out how to use them, and incorporating them into our investment strategies.

14A - QuadOps

EA (Execution Analysts)

Our EA team is responsible for the real-time operation of our automated trading systems. They look for patterns amongst the vast amounts of data to spot problems, making sure our systems are operating effectively. The team works across different shifts to cover global time zones.

13 - Execution

Strategic Growth (aka People)

We call this team ‘Strategic Growth’ to signify just how important people are to our business, our growth and our success. The team looks after all people related activities, such as the health and effectiveness of leadership, growth plans, hiring, our culture, inductions, learning and development, our office space, socials and benefits.

14A - QuadOps

Finance

Our Finance team is responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting and tax. They look after cash flow management, tax calculation, reporting, analysis and optimisation of broker costs, prime broker negotiation, investor reporting, and management of foreign exchange exposures.

14D - Finance

Legal & Compliance

Our L&C team is responsible for ensuring the business is legally compliant with global financial regulations. They ensure reporting obligations are met, create procedures where required, and review and update relevant policies. They partner closely with others in the business to analyse and write contracts, understand the regulatory landscape and negotiate terms with third parties.

14E - Legal

Project Delivery

The Project Delivery team partners closely with others to help manage high impact, priority projects. They ensure complex, high stakes projects are delivered efficiently and effectively, with good visibility and forecasting.

15. - Tech Stack

Quant Development

Rather than separating the roles of Quant and Developer, we have a unified team of Quant Developers. Those who are more quant-focused are strong programmers, and those who consider themselves a pure programmer have the opportunity to research. The team works on projects covering alpha research, execution, simulation, modelling techniques, optimisation, workflow and data. The work is varied, with plenty of learning opportunities.

QuadOps (aka Trading Operations)

QuadOps partner closely with our Quant Development, Systems, Data Strategy and Execution Analyst teams to deploy, support and maintain our trading infrastructure. They ensure both operational efficiency and excellence across our platforms, and work closely with others to support releases.

14A - QuadOps

Systems

With a presence in four data centres across three continents and over 600 physical servers, the Systems team manages and scales our data centres and networks to keep this high performance infrastructure operational. Working closely with our Quant Developers, the team is focused on automation and business capability.

11- Quant

Data Strategy

Our Data Strategists cover a broad spectrum of work. It can range from hypothesis-driven sourcing and research of new data sources, through evaluating new products to trade, to considering broader business opportunities. Currently, the most important part of this is investigating alternative and innovative data sets - finding them, figuring out how to use them, and incorporating them into our investment strategies.

14A - QuadOps

EA (Execution Analysts)

Our EA team is responsible for the real-time operation of our automated trading systems. They look for patterns amongst the vast amounts of data to spot problems, making sure our systems are operating effectively. The team works across different shifts to cover global time zones.

13 - Execution

Strategic Growth (aka People)

We call this team ‘Strategic Growth’ to signify just how important people are to our business, our growth and our success. The team looks after all people related activities, such as the health and effectiveness of leadership, growth plans, hiring, our culture, inductions, learning and development, our office space, socials and benefits.

14A - QuadOps

Finance

Our Finance team is responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting and tax. They look after cash flow management, tax calculation, reporting, analysis and optimisation of broker costs, prime broker negotiation, investor reporting, and management of foreign exchange exposures.

14D - Finance

Legal & Compliance

Our L&C team is responsible for ensuring the business is legally compliant with global financial regulations. They ensure reporting obligations are met, create procedures where required, and review and update relevant policies. They partner closely with others in the business to analyse and write contracts, understand the regulatory landscape and negotiate terms with third parties.

14E - Legal

Project Delivery

The Project Delivery team partners closely with others to help manage high impact, priority projects. They ensure complex, high stakes projects are delivered efficiently and effectively, with good visibility and forecasting.

15. - Tech Stack

How we work

We rely on a combination of innovation, experimentation, pragmatism, academic literature and experience to do what we do. Whilst people have their areas of responsibility, everyone here works on a variety of different things, much of which is new or experimental.

We have a long list of stuff we’d love to do and build, as well as a growing business and infrastructure that deserves our attention and focus. We work through everything we want and need to do, making sure that we prioritise and discuss trade offs often so that everyone is on the same page. We don’t believe in structuring our business in such a way that creates rigid hierarchy or stops people from making an impact - we prefer to keep things flexible. We share ideas, learn and pivot along the way so that we keep our entrepreneurial and collaborative culture alive.

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Our Tech Stack

Tech isn’t a department that supports the business - tech is core to our business and sits front and centre of what we do.

We make our proprietary systems high performing, scalable and intuitive. Our trading is entirely automated and we look to bring automation to everything we do. Highly optimised workflows on our dedicated CPU and GPU grids allow our teams to focus on what matters - solving the interesting problems that grow our business. We develop in a Linux environment, mainly in C++ and Python/Cython, and embrace open source software.

15. - Tech Stack
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Learning & Development

Deep, career-defining, impactful, long-lasting learning happens through the work. Solving problems, researching, debating opinions, spotting insights, anticipating what’s needed, collaborating, leading a project, coordinating work across different people, mentoring and teaching... these are all the best ways to learn, and they’re all a core part of how we work.

In addition to this, we work hard to create a culture of learning through regular All Hands meetings (where we share updates and host talks), a monthly Speaker Series (where we hear from interesting speakers from all walks of life), free books and membership with the How To Academy. We also support individual development through workshops, development programs, personal coaching and funded study.

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Our benefits

Companies have a big impact on people’s lives. We believe that offering a generous, varied benefits package that focuses on health, wellbeing and personal development is key to creating a culture and environment that people enjoy being a part of.

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Diversity

We want to build and grow a successful, inclusive business that we can all be proud of. We believe that diversity is a critical part of this. We aim to remove barriers so that people with different experiences and from different backgrounds see us as somewhere they’d love to work. A significant concern of ours continues to be the lack of women in finance and technology. We are also concerned about the barriers that exist in our industry for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. We actively try to address these imbalances in our industry through education, events, charity partnerships and focused recruitment activities.

We work closely with partners to help address the imbalance through education, and run regular events and work experience placements that encourage young people to see a career in tech or finance as a viable option. Our partners include Teach First, The Access Project, Stemettes and St Giles Trust. Feel free to get in touch with us should you wish to use our office space to host a student or professionals event that aims to achieve the same goals.