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Off-cycle Internship | Algorithmic Quantitative Strategy

Primary office location
Hong Kong
Join our highly-rated Algorithm Quantitative Strategy team within our Electronic Execution desk in Hong Kong and gain direct equity markets experience across Asia. You will work within a supportive and high performing team to explore and develop innovative quantitative investment strategies in an entrepreneurial and collaborative culture.

At Macquarie, we are working to create lasting value for our communities, our clients and our people. We are a global financial services group operating in 34 markets and with 54 years of unbroken profitability. You’ll be part of a supportive team where everyone - no matter what role - contributes ideas and drive outcomes.

What role will you play?

You will develop a solid understanding of equity markets while working on a live trading floor, participating in the research, development and enhancement of our algorithmic trading strategies and gaining experience with the full development cycle of our electronic trading products. As part of a successful team, you will have the opportunity to drive challenging projects, working across product, execution and technology, researching market microstructure, developing and testing algo trading models and price signals, monitoring and evaluating performance via transaction cost analysis, as well as ongoing optimization efforts on our algo wheel configurations.

What you offer
  • A current PhD and/or a Masters’ student in a computer science, financial engineering, mathematics or similar quantitative discipline with the ability to commit to a 3 to 6-month internship ideally starting in July 2024
  • In-depth understanding of statistical models with demonstrated experience in dealing with large datasets, practical experience on machine learning/deep leaning will be beneficial
  • Strong programming skills with hands-on experience of Python and SQL. Knowledge in q/KDB or C# will be a plus
  • Understanding of market microstructure and trading mechanisms in Asia Pacific as well as familiarity with data visualization tools will be advantageous
  • Possess intellectual curiosity, a passion for financial markets and exceptional interpersonal skills with fluency in English and the ability to communicate technical ideas succinctly with a commercial mindset.
We love hearing from anyone inspired to build a better future with us, if you're excited about the role or working at Macquarie we encourage you to apply.
If you require adjustments to your working arrangements or the recruitment process, please let us know when applying.