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Quantitative Trading and Data Science

We deliver executive search solutions to technology-enabled trading firms and systematic investment managers in Europe and North America and source front-office quantitative talent across asset classes and frequencies. In addition, we are the quantitative trading headhunter of choice for fundamentally-driven investors seeking to enhance their performance through quantitative techniques and data science.

Comprehensive Coverage

Asset Classes


The systematic stock selection process continues to be a dominant market within the quantitative trading space, with firms deploying a range of long-only and long-short strategies that combine varying degrees of automation. As leading quantitative trading headhunters, have a track record in delivering in the equities space, whether it’s for fully-automated trading strategies, or for strategies that are semi-systematic and combined with a discretionary overlay.


We partner with firms that engage in trend-following, relative value and asset allocation strategies to trade fixed income, currencies, commodities and equity indices in the global futures and forwards market.


We are uniquely placed to help identify talent to satisfy the demand for systematic commodities as the asset class becomes more data-intensive and conducive to quantitative methods.


Although credit is an asset class that has long been in existence, systematic credit trading is still in its relative infancy when contrasted with the systematic equities and futures markets. We partner with firms that are seeking to engage in systematic active management of credit instruments, as well as those that are hoping to enhance their fundamental credit investing through quantitative methodologies.


Bitcoin, ethereum, and altcoins present asset management firms and pension funds with an opportunity to diversify portfolios with a truly uncorrelated asset class. The newness of this market and its fundamental integration with software and technology has led to a massive demand for those who can not only trade the currencies themselves but also build the financial and technical infrastructure underpinning their exchange.

Buy Side Relationships

Our Clients

Our client’s performance is driven by the continued generation of outright alpha strategies as well as market-making activities. As quantitative trading headhunters we have successfully delivered for:

  • Hedge Funds that are fully automated and multi-strategy funds that deploy quantitative portfolios;
  • Technology-enabled trading firms that engage in proprietary trading and market-making activities across high- and mid-frequency strategies;
  • Investment Managers and Private Equity firms that are seeking to enhance returns through big data, improved automation and more sophisticated infrastructure.

Front Office Focused

Functional Scope

Quantitative Portfolio Managers

Systematic strategy creation and portfolio construction at top hedge funds. As quantitative trading headhunters introducing our clients to top portfolio managers at the core of what we do.

Quantitative Traders and Researchers

Alpha research, signal generation, the development of highly automated strategies.

Execution Traders

Effective trade execution, high- and low-touch, the integration of trading and quantitative research.

Data Scientists

Large data set analysis, predictive modelling and machine learning for the financial markets, alternative data.


Quantitative techniques and sophisticated analytics to enhance fundamental investment processes.

Developers & Engineers

Model development, data engineering and software solutions for the investment process.

Quant Risk Research, Analysis & Portfolio Construction

Quantitatively driven risk models, stress testing, scenario analysis in addition to factor research and  portfolio optimization across asset classes.


Our people

Within the hyper-competitive and tight-knit trading and investment community our growth as a firm since inception has been exponential and truly organic. Every specialist HW Anderson consultant has been trained in-house and from-scratch. This ensures our methodology is original and consistent and that our culture is unique. Thanks to this growth we are positioned as a leader in Trans-Atlantic front office search. With three established offices, in the USA, UK and EU, our talented team is uniquely positioned to deliver meaningful value for our clients into the future.

Meet the team