Graduate Program - Quantitative Investing Track (m/f/x)

  • Seitzstraße, 80538 München, Germany
  • Full-time
  • Department: Graduate Programs

Company Description

Scalable Capital was founded in 2014, entering the FinTech industry with the aim of democratizing investment management and brokerage. Our mission is to use modern technology to make investments both easier and more affordable. Today, Scalable Capital is Europe's largest digital asset manager with assets valued over 5 billion Euros under management, a neo-broker for independent decision makers, and a European leader in providing B2B digital asset management platform solutions. Visit our finance blog or tune in for our podcast to find out what our Expert Team has to say.

If you are looking for scalability in your professional career, join us in re-defining how investors think about wealth creation and in making first class investment services available to everyone.

The Scalable Capital Graduate Program is a great opportunity to start your career in digital finance. It’s specifically designed for graduates, post-graduates and young professionals who want to work on technology-driven financial products, while continuing to learn. Our unique FinTech startup environment allows you to take on responsibility right from the start and develop your career quickly.

Job Description

The program at a glance

  • Twelve months program: 3 rotations of 4 months each
  • Choose your desired track: Product Management, Investment Management, Quantitative Investing or Software Engineering
  • Enroll in track-specific trainings and obtain recognised certifications
  • Participate in extracurricular activities and events
  • Connect with your program buddy, plan your next steps with your mentor and build a valuable network across teams
  • After one year you will be well equipped to excel in your first off-program job and help to shape the future of investing.

If your passion is at the intersection of technology, finance and digital products and you want to kickstart your career, the Scalable Capital Graduate Program is just right for you.

 

Quantitative Investing Track

Participating in the Quantitative Investing Track of the Scalable Capital Graduate Program prepares you for a career in our Quantitative Investment and Financial Engineering teams.

Become a Quantitative Strategist and member of the Scalable Capital Investment Committee. Investigate global financial markets, develop systematic trading strategies and use state-of-the-art technology to manage scalable investment solutions for thousands of clients’ portfolios. Contribute to the Scalable Capital Risk Management technology and bring innovative and data driven trading strategies to life with minimum costs under real world frictions like trading costs and taxes.

Rotation 1: Quantitative Investment Strategy

What are you going to do

Start your program in our Quantitative Investment Strategy team: Get to know Scalable Capital’s Risk Management technology and our Research and Analytics Platform. Explore global financial market data in quantitative research projects, automate your data analyses with a cutting edge tech stack and share your findings with the world in our Quant’s Perspective research blog.

What are you going to learn

Deep dive into the modeling of financial market data and systematic investing. Become proficient in building scalable and automated data analyses using a state-of-the-art tech stack (Python, SQL, AWS, Jupyter, Dash, automated job scheduling, serverless computing).

Rotation 2: Financial Engineering

What are you going to do

You will develop fully automated trading algorithms that manage billions in assets driven by pure quantitative evidence. Development of discretionary and b2b wealth allocation models including risk, cost and tax optimization will be part of your daily challenges. You will customize smart rebalancing and cash-flow management strategies across multiple tax regimes in a serverless architecture. You will develop interactive web dashboards for trade monitoring, historical analysis and model validation.

What are you going to learn

You will learn how to bridge the gap between research and practice by productionizing econometric models that autonomously react to market movements and client requests in tens of thousands of individual portfolios. You will learn how to apply best practices in software development and seamlessly integrate production level software into the R&D environment. You will understand agile, learn how to deliver scientific ideas fast and benefit from a working culture in which the best ideas win.

Rotation 3: Capital Markets

What are you going to do

You will actively support the daily execution of trades from both b2c and b2b projects with two digit € million trade sizes each day. Conduct and improve trading analyses such as actually paid bid-ask spreads, fx impact, market moves and fair price assessments. Research across all asset classes potentially replicated by ETFs within the Scalable universe, focussing on ETF specific criteria (costs, tax implication, liquidity, etc., sec. lending) as well as index characteristics.

What are you going to learn

You will understand the whole spectrum on how to analyze ETFs and trade such financial products. Understand which factors can have effects on different markets intraday, and how orders are conducted prudently.

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent university degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g. statistics, financial mathematics, computational finance, engineering or a similar field)
  • Experience from internships in the area of quantitative investing, software engineering, investment management and/or data science
  • A strong knowledge in econometrics, statistical sciences and stochastic methods as well as risk theory with an emphasis on portfolio optimization
  • Previous projects involving software development, software design, relational databases and version control software
  • Familiarity with financial market data (e.g. Bloomberg, CRSP, FRED)
  • Willingness to invest into personal learning and career development outside of work
  • Fluent English language skills (written & spoken)

Additional Information

  • Be part of one of the fastest-growing and most visible Fintech startups in Europe, creating innovative services that have a substantial impact on the lives of our customers
  • The ability to work with an international, diverse, inclusive, and ever-growing team that loves creating the best products for our clients
  • Enjoy an office in a great location in the middle of Munich or Prenzlauer Berg, one of the hippest neighborhoods of Berlin or choose to work remote (in Germany)
  • Learn and grow by joining our in-house knowledge sharing sessions and spending your individual Education Budget 
  • Work productively with the latest hardware and tools
  • Say goodbye to order commissions and say hello to your complimentary subscription of Scalable Capital's PRIME Broker
  • Benefit from an attractive compensation package
  • Learn and Experience German culture first hand by joining our free German language classes
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