As well as being a fantastic opportunity for personal growth, a career at Aspect also represents an exciting chance to help shape the future of systematic investment. We recruit talented people who are intellectually ambitious, curious to learn and who are team players. In return, we provide a truly unique culture: we care about our people and work hard to ensure that they fulfil their potential.
We are an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly believe in the benefits of a diverse workforce. We therefore welcome applications regardless of race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We are committed to providing a collegiate, equitable and ambitious working environment in which we treat each other with respect, provide equal opportunities to all and reward achievement fairly, regardless of gender, race, religious belief, age, disability, sexual orientation or social background.
Flexibility is a given from day one. Our Flexible Working Policy has been in place for a number of years as we know how important flexibility is for your mental health. Our hope is that our policy helps you manage your work-life balance, giving you the opportunity to spend more time doing things you enjoy (or just picking up the kids from school). That said, we love our office and truly believe in the importance of face to face collaboration and contact with colleagues in keeping our culture what it is. As with all things, it’s about balance, we advise that you work from the office at least 2 days a week and for the remaining days you’ll do whatever you feel is the most productive way of working for you.
We subsidise social and sporting events throughout the year, have a well stocked kitchen, excellent benefits, including enhanced Maternity Leave, and a dedicated Charity committee.
If you have any concerns that might stop you from applying, don’t hesitate drop us an email and we will answer any questions you might have.
We work with a small, carefully selected group of recruitment agencies and are not looking to expand that list. Recruiters, please don’t call or send over speculative CVs as we don’t have the capacity to engage with agencies at this stage, and any speculative CVs will be automatically deleted.
A successful and thriving quantitative research effort is fundamental to Aspect's business – it ensures the continuous evolution of the alpha-generating models which deliver investment returns to our clients.
Our Researchers maintain and develop mathematical investment models, dealing with a wide range of projects covering Signal Generation, Portfolio Construction and Market Execution in a collegiate and collaborative atmosphere. Employees in this department are given plenty of autonomy whilst maintaining constant access to the knowledge and guidance of our Research Directors.
If you have, or are working towards, an MSc or PhD with strongly analytical scientific or engineering content (e.g. physics, statistics, signal processing) and you are interested in developing a long and rewarding career at Aspect, please register your interest in future opportunities using the link below.
The Software Development Team designs, builds and maintains Aspect’s highly automated execution systems which runs from front office trading to back office reconcilliations.
The trading systems are Java-based. Back end systems include SQL Server, JMS and distributed caching technologies. We use IntelliJ and Git when developing. Our tools and processes are designed to ensure we produce software of the highest quality and deliver it to production safely and efficiently. For example, we have built a highly automated continuous integration, continuous delivery and automated testing system using Git and TeamCity that we are constantly evolving.
The development process is agile, highly collaborative and focuses heavily on continuous improvement. Daily stand-ups, retrospectives, pairing and TDD are standard. We are always experimenting with new technologies, techniques and ways of working. We hone our craft by participating in and hosting software community events. We also attend conferences and engage directly with thought-leaders in various technical disciplines.
Our Infrastructure team is responsible for Aspect’s vast technology estate. We run over 400 servers (a mix of Linux and Windows) from two data centres, provide technical support to all of our users across the whole business and 24 hour support to our London-based Trading team.
We are always on the lookout for talented generalists to join our team who are interested in working with a broad range of technologies with a view to enhancing their careers in an open and engaging environment.
At the heart of Aspect’s core values lies our commitment to our clients, as well as to fairness, integrity, respect and the love of a challenge.
Whether it be a role in Investor Relations, Legal, Compliance, Operations, Finance or HR, at Aspect we can provide the opportunity to work in an exciting, stimulating environment where employees are given real opportunities to demonstrate their value and further their careers.
As part of our candidate application and recruitment activities Aspect collects, processes and stores personal and special categories of data which may directly or indirectly identify you. The Applicant Privacy Notice sets out further detail explaining why we collect your personal information, what information is collected and how it is processed within the recruitment process.
If you would like to send us your details to keep on file for any future opportunities please submit your CV and a covering letter below.
Details will be retained. If you would like us to delete your details after 6 months please let us know in your email.
Every new project has challenging elements so helping Aspect to add new asset classes or markets to various programmes, or learning new tech skills to analyse slippage or helping a Portfolio Manager fine-tune their trading strategy are all rewarding.
Jo Duncan, Senior Trader
One of the many benefits of working for a company of Aspect’s size is the flexibility: if you work hard and demonstrate aptitude then opportunities can present themselves to take your career in different directions.
Jo La Porte, Investment Solutions Analyst
Everyone is not only lovely, but also completely on top of their game. The latter is completely unsurprising but having the combination means that everyone is very open, willing to teach, and invested in making other people better....
Adam Chen, Senior Data Engineer