Fundamental roles at traditionally strong quant HF's.

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Rank: Chimp | banana points 6

Hi everyone. I understand that hedge funds such as Citadel, DE Shaw, AQR etc. have traditionally been recognised as strong quant funds. However, I realise that they've broadened their strategies to include more fundamental roles.

What is your opinion of such roles at such funds? For example, being in a L/S role or even a Credit role? I was wondering how you think these fundamental roles at "quant" funds fare compared to other top HF's in this space? I do recognise that this might differ between funds and desks but any thoughts on the above would be really appreciated!

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Comments (3)

Feb 13, 2018

First thing you should realize is that every firm you listed above could be described as a "multi-strat" - as in, they run multiple strategies. DE Shaw and Citadel both have fundamental credit and L/S teams (Shaw even has a renewable energy investing practice). They are good. If you look up the verticals you're interested in on WSO, you should be able to find some more specific info.

Feb 14, 2018

Hey slippery. Thanks for your response and the insight. I do recognise that they are all multi-strategy and are not purely quant. I'll definitely look into the verticals to see if I can get more information on them and to look at each firms strengths.

Feb 15, 2018