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Quantitative Trader (FI Futures) - London

Location: London
Job Code: 1270
# of Openings: 1


Quantitative Trader – Futures

KCG is a leading market maker working in three continents, across four asset classes, on over 50 markets around the world. Our team is strong and growing, always going after new ways to create better and more efficient markets. Working at the intersection of financial markets and technology, our tight-knit, interdisciplinary teams create the innovations that are improving the markets of tomorrow. We put our newest talent side-by-side with some of the leading thinkers in the industry, creating a vibrant work experience that promotes mutual learning and respect.

We cultivate an environment that is challenging and rewarding for each and every employee. We attract a unique kind of person—confident but humble, competitive but collaborative, focused but flexible. It’s a combination of traits that tie back to the values that have shaped our success to date, and will be critical to our success in the future.


We are seeking a senior Quantitative Futures Trader to join our team in London, with the ability to use their experience and knowledge gained in a similar environment to help drive continued growth in KCG’s proprietary trading business.   



As an electronic Quantitative Futures Trader you will trade on major electronic derivatives exchanges in Europe and the US, using proprietary models. As you make observations of the market and our algorithms you will recognize new opportunities to enhance our overall firm-wide profitability.


Role and Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and develop high performance, algorithmic trading models using maths and statistics
  • Analyze the performance of trading, algorithmic models using maths and statistics
  • Use qualitative insights to enhance existing models
  • Use trading models on major electronic futures exchanges to trade profitably



  • Demonstrable experience making money in futures markets
  • Able to come up with trading ideas and design overall strategies at a high level
  • Exposure to high performance and parallel computing technologies
  • Comfortable with analyzing large data sets; competent dealing with ambiguity
  • Exposure to Statistical and Machine Learning techniques


Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent researching skills until a powerful working solution is found or created
  • Curiosity and a passion for developing new and better ways to do things
  • Extremely analytical and probabilistic mindset; Superb problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with the intricacies of a world-class high-frequency trading floor environment and know how to contribute in a meaningful manner
  • Highly inquisitive; Open-minded
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; entrepreneurial minded



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