The quant hedge fund that hires students who haven’t been to university
If you want a job with a large multi-strat hedge fund, it will typically help to attend the sort of top-tier university that can get you a job anywhere in finance. However, one quantitative hedge fund with offices in London, Stamford and Hong Kong says rivals taking this approach are missing a trick.
“We’ve very passionate about bringing on apprentices,” says Rosie Reynolds, chief commercial officer at Aspect Capital, a $8.4bn systematic investment manager, founded 20 years ago in London. “This year, we’ve brought in 3 apprentices alongside our graduate hires. This is in addition to the 10 apprentices we’re hired since 2017, 8 of whom are still with us and continuing their studies, one who has taken a permanent role and one who moved on after completing his studies.”
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