Carnegie Mellon University

Quant Research

The goal of a sell-side research organization is to provide its cash sales desk, derivatives sales desk, hedge fund sales desk with trading ideas to present to the firm’s clients. As a quant research analyst, you will develop and back-test systematic strategies across many asset classes, often including a broader analysis of the economic and political issues driving the markets. Your research may serve many areas of the firm including portfolio management and risk management. On the buy-side, many hedge funds hire quant research analysts to create investment strategies for their clients.

Job titles in Quant Research:

  • Quantitative Research Associate/Analyst
  • Market Quantitative Analyst
  • Associate - Global Markets
  • Private Equity Investment Analyst
  • Systematic Fixed Income Analyst
  • Senior Quantitative Analyst

Employers for Quant Research:

  • Investment Banks
  • ArrowStreet Capital
  • Cubist Systematic Strategies
  • DRW
  • Millennium Advisors
  • Neuberger Berman
  • QuantBot Technologies
  • Tudor