Quantitative Risk Analyst

  • Company:
    Akuna Capital
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
  • Category:
    Finance

Akuna Capital is an innovative trading firm with a strong focus on collaboration, cutting-edge technology, data driven solutions and automation. We specialize in providing liquidity as an options market-maker – meaning we are committed to providing competitive quotes that we are willing to both buy and sell. To do this successfully we design and implement our own low latency technologies, trading strategies and mathematical models.

Our Founding Partners, including Akuna’s CEO Andrew Killion, first conceptualized Akuna in their hometown of Sydney. They opened the firm’s first office in 2011 in the heart of the derivatives industry and the options capital of the world – Chicago. Today, Akuna is proud to operate from additional offices in Sydney, Shanghai, and Boston.

Akuna Sydney opened in early 2018 and is at the center of Akuna’s Asian trading operations. Akuna’s focus in Asia is currently trading HK, Korea, cryptocurrencies and US night markets and is looking to expand to trading on all major Asian exchanges. Employees will work together towards achieving Akuna’s goals across all areas of the business, including trading and desk buildout, cutting-edge research and data analysis, strategy creation, and building ultra-low-latency trading systems that are tailored to local market conditions.

What you’ll do as a Quantitative Risk Analyst at Akuna:

We are looking for a motivated self-starter to join our growing global Risk team in our Sydney office. This role will allow you to make a direct impact by taking ownership of Risk responsibilities in the Asia- Pacific region. You will work regularly with our Chief Risk Officer, APAC Traders, our Risk Developer team and other necessary global functions. In this role, you will:

  • Participate in our global effort to build flexible, realistic risk measurement tools
  • Represent Risk across the Asia-Pacific region, monitoring positions in real time
  • Collaborate with traders to control risk while optimizing revenue

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with an analytical concentration
  • Options trading and financial market knowledge
  • 3+ years of professional finance experience, ideally in an options or automated trading environment
  • Ability to work independently and think through complex and detailed problems
  • Numerical and quantitative fluency
  • Proven coding and automation ability in Python or C++.

The New Wave
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Akuna Capital Headquarters

333 South Wabash Avenue
26th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604

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