Durlston Partners

Systematic Portfolio Manager

Discretionary Trading & Research, Finance, Systematic Trading & Research
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, London, Middle East, New York, Singapore, UK, Zug

Established Portfolio Manager/Trader with Proven Expertise

Major Buy Side client look for an established Portfolio Manager/Trader with a distinguished 5+ year track record in the financial markets. This role is designed for a seasoned professional who has demonstrated expertise in designing, developing, and managing highly profitable systematic trading strategies across diverse markets, including US Cash Treasury and Futures, Foreign Exchange, Equities, and Commodities.

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who has excelled in trading strategy design and research. Proficiency in high-level programming languages such as C++ and Python is essential. The role demands collaboration with our technology and trading experts to implement strategies effectively in production environments.

Key Contributions & Experience:

  • Proven track record of at least 5 years in portfolio management and trading, with a focus on systematic strategies in various asset classes.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and improve a 3+ Sharpe Ratio, ensuring fully automated, high-frequency to mid-frequency trading strategies, including overnight positions.
  • Experience in managing strategies for CME Futures (all asset classes) and Cash US Treasuries.


  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, or Computer Science.
  • Seniority: Minimum of 5 years of experience in a relevant role, preferably on a proprietary, quantitative, or electronic trading desk (investment bank, hedge fund, etc.).
  • Skills:
    – In-depth experience in alpha generation and portfolio management.
    – Advanced programming skills in C++ and Python. Familiarity with Linux and code repository management is a plus.
    – A driven, self-motivated personality with a creative approach to problem-solving.
    – Strong communication skills, capable of presenting complex strategies in a clear and confident manner.

This position offers an exciting platform for a seasoned Portfolio Manager/Trader to continue their successful career trajectory in a dynamic and supportive environment. Be part of a team where your skills and experience are valued and where you can make a significant impact.