Durlston Partners

Options Strategist


Options Strategist

A senior team is looking for an Options Strategist to join their mission of establishing a comprehensive options trading capability. This team focuses on systematic options trading within the group and aims to implement strategies across a wide array of asset classes, including equities, FX, and commodities. The strategist will be instrumental in developing options trading strategies that align with the fund portfolio. This is a pivotal moment to join, with the team and platform in the early stages, offering an opportunity to influence the future direction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify trading opportunities by analyzing market trends
  • Engage in alpha research and strategy development, including idea generation and quantitative analysis
  • Conduct extensive back-testing and performance evaluation
  • Execute systematic trading with medium holding periods
  • Initially concentrate on equities, with plans to expand into FX and commodities

Essential Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in executing systematic options trading strategies
  • Advanced degree (MSc/PhD) in a quantitative field such as Computer/Data Science, Physics, Statistics, Applied Math, or Finance
  • Over 5 years of experience in financial markets
  • Strong programming skills in Python, R, or similar languages
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and approach