Company background: Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw group is a highly successful investment and technology development firm with an international reputation. Students with strong technical backgrounds are often drawn to our approach, which combines insights from quantitative fields, software development, and finance. We offer a stimulating work environment and colleagues from the best science and engineering programs in the world. Our team includes Putnam Fellows, International Math Olympiad medalists, patent holders, and hundreds of people passionate about CS, EE, physics, and math.
The work environment at the firm is incredibly stimulating and enriching, but surprisingly casual for the financial industry. Our culture doesn't fit the typical corporate mold: though we’re competitive people, we’re not competitive with each other; you’ll see more jeans than suits in our offices; and we value the academic environment that allows us to continually learn from our colleagues.
Contact name: James LaVigne (jlavigne[at]deshaw.com)
Available opportunities: Apply directly online at https://www.deshaw.com/recruit/jobs/OC/Princeton
IBM Global Business Services
Contact name: Stephanie Lubiak '11 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact name: Kaitlin Duncan (kaitlin.duncan[at]itg.com)
ITG is seeking talented juniors/Master’s candidates to interview for our nine week paid summer internships in New York City.
About ITG: ITG is an independent research and execution broker that partners with global portfolio managers and traders to provide unique data-driven insights throughout the investment process. From investment decision through settlement, ITG helps clients understand market trends, improve performance, mitigate risk and navigate increasingly complex markets.
Technology Summer Analyst Role: From pre-trade to order management, trade execution and post-trade tools, ITG offers clients advanced technologies to help navigate trading complexities and solve critical business problems. Our technology development division supports, designs, and tests our continuously growing suite of trading technology. Summer Analysts across the Technology Development organization will support the development and enhancement of our next generation trading technologies.
Qualified candidates are current juniors or Master’s candidates (December 2013/May 2014 grads) pursuing a degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline. Experience with C, C#, C++, Java, .NET, Python or other languages is preferred.
ITG’s Summer Analyst Program ITG offers 9-week paid Summer Analyst positions to talented individuals in various parts of the organization. As a Summer Analyst, you will have the chance to network with individuals at all levels of the organization and work on challenging projects that make an immediate contribution to our business. You can find more information on our internship program on our website: http://www.itg.com/careers/interns-and-graduates/.
NYC Hedge Fund
NYC Hedge Fund
Contact name: Saahill Desai '06
Available opportunities: Quant Strategy Intern
An emerging quantitative hedge fund is looking for an intern to develop and backtest quantitative trading strategies. This is a great opportunity for individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit to build practical experience with a high-growth financial venture.
The intern will work closely with the fund’s Portfolio Manager to conduct work in three areas:
1. Analyzing sets of financial and non-financial data, identifying patterns, trends, and other relationships that can be used to create actionable trading ideas.
2. Backtesting strategies and developing metrics to evaluate their effectiveness and profitability.
3. Researching financial markets to create original quantitative trading strategies.
The internship is unpaid. However, the fund is willing to help those who are interested obtain academic credit for the work they do on the internship. Further, high performing interns will be considered for full-time positions.
Strong programming and analytical skills required. Familiarity with finance and statistics strongly recommended.
In order to apply, candidates should complete a preliminary interview by clicking the link below:
Further, interested candidates should have the following materials prepared:
- A current resume
- A sample trading idea (original or based on research) they are prepared to discuss.
PICS Opportunities: Includes internships in energy/environment and medicine.
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