Quant Research Intern (Summer 2021)

Quant Research Intern (Summer 2021)

IMC Financial Markets is a proprietary trading firm and market maker for various financial instruments listed on exchanges throughout the world.

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Job Description

LIFE AT IMC AS QUANT RESEARCH INTERN (SUMMER 2021)

 

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers.

 

Founded in 1989, we are an ambitious, innovative company and identified early on the importance technology would play in the fast-paced evolution of trading. This entrepreneurial spirit still drives us today and can be found in all of our offices around the world.

 

OUR TEAM

We now operate globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. Our employees work closely together in multidisciplinary teams, making our success possible.

 

Technology - At IMC, technology is not a department, it is at the heart of everything we do. Our technologists push the limits of possibility, and then look beyond. In our fast-paced environment, short feedback loops mean projects worked on in the morning can enter production the next day.

 

Trading – Although our traders come from many backgrounds they all have one thing in common: they are at their best solving complex problems. Their insight into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we are trading in the right place, at the right time.

 

Business Support - Around the world, IMC’s business support teams are essential for sustaining our success. In our dynamic environment, we have many exciting challenges and multidisciplinary opportunities to shape our operations and make a real impact.

 

OUR CULTURE

Our employees are our greatest asset so we give them lots of responsibility and the support they need to make a difference. Our flat structure fosters a culture of openness and collaboration, encouraging the sharing of ideas and knowledge. It makes no difference if you have been with us for three days or three years, the best idea wins.

 

While we work hard, we also have a lot of fun; whether solving complex challenges or in team building, leisure and sporting activities. IMC also enables its employees to contribute towards a better society through our foundation.

 

 

ROLE OVERVIEW

 

If so, then join IMC as a Quant Research Intern! Why? Because here your decisions have direct impact on the company’s trading profits and IMC is a place where creativity, teamwork and innovation are recognized and rewarded. Quants actively build and enhance the quality of our electronic trading strategies, requiring superior analytical, mathematical, and computing skills.  As a quant, you will have the freedom to find your niche within the firm and excel. 

 

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

 

As a Quant Research Intern you will work alongside a dedicated mentor to build custom analysis tools and explore new research ideas. The internship program is focused on enhancing your knowledge of options theory, market making, algorithm complexity and trades analysis. Your responsibility does not stop at pure knowledge acquisition; you’ll also have the opportunity to implement new models and launch them into production.

As an Intern within IMC you will be supported by both a Mentor and an intern lead who will oversee your projects and professional development. You will have access to classroom theory sessions, mock trading, desk rotations, simulated trading and incredible social activities and events.

 

 

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

  • Student pursuing MS in Finanace, Financial Math, Financial Engineering, or Computational Math
  • Experience with programming in Python is a strong advantage
  • Desire to further understand of financial theory
  • Superb analytical and mathematical skills
  • Desire to work in a team environment is a must

OUR HIRING PROCESS

To set you up for success, you can find our hiring process including tips on applying and interviewing with us on our website. Now it’s up to you! Apply today to start an amazing journey with IMC.