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  • Quant in HF - Other
Jan 24, 2020

I see their listings online occasionally for London openings, seem to be a legit place although only had a very brief discussion with them as they don't seem to be that active in my particular space.

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  • Analyst 3+ in HF - EquityHedge
Jan 28, 2020

Avoid. Absolute rubbish, don't have real relationships and some of the most unprofessional recruiters I've come across.

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  • Quant in HF - Other
Jan 29, 2020

Do you know anything about Hunter Bond as well? Seems like they constantly have so many ads online on linkedin etc and try to grab your attention with attractive comp numbers in the headline... not sure how legit they are.

  • Analyst 3+ in HF - EquityHedge
Jan 29, 2020

No exp with Hunter. Are they a subsidiary? You have to be careful because recruitment firms sometimes operate using different names in different countries. I would generally avoid any place that advertises comp numbers like '400k+'

One good test is to dig a bit deeper when they call on what fund clients they have and whether they know specific groups/PMs there.

A couple of red flags is if they call you randomly without making an appointment, multiple agents call you, they start asking about your fund's performance and whether you have any strategies.

What type of roles are you looking for and is this for US or UK?

  • Quant in HF - Other
Feb 11, 2020

Don't think they're a subsidiary of a larger firm but not certain. I'll steer clear of them for now in any case as they just seem a bit off. I'm looking for front office quant roles (2-3 yrs experience level) in the UK. Seems like a lot of places just tell you they want to speak on the phone about good quality roles and then they turn out to be some back office validation type of role or something.

Also how do you usually play it when they ask you which other shops you're interviewing at? I tend to just say I've talked to some of the larger international funds that have presences in the UK (which is true) and they get all pushy on which ones exactly.

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  • Analyst 3+ in HF - EquityHedge
Feb 11, 2020

Depends. Being pushy that early shows they're not experienced recruiters. Generally they use the fact you have upcoming interviews at other shops to make you a more attractive sell to the funds they're working with. Be careful though because its also a way for them to source potential new clients as they will then cold call the places you are interviewing at to see if there's work. Just say you are interviewing at 3 or 4 other places and name them. But I wouldn't provide more info than that. It also makes it more urgent as they'll see you as someone they can potentially earn a commission from.

Are you looking for MM or SM roles? Also strictly UK?

Feb 1, 2020
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