Application deadline was 19th April 2024, 11:59pm
Completing a PhD in a STEM Subject

Are you an accomplished PhD student considering a career in Quant investing? Do you want to gain invaluable insights and hands-on experience in the dynamic field of Quantitative Finance? If so, we invite you to join us for an immersive Insights Day tailored specifically for individuals like you! 

Key information

  • Date: 12th June 2024  
  • Time: 9:00am – 17:00pm  
  • Location: London 

Who we are

Founded in 1997, Marshall Wace is one of Europe’s leading Hedge Fund Managers with over $60billion of assets under management. It enjoys a strong reputation in the industry for its success, influence and innovation, built by a dedicated team of people working in a dynamic and entrepreneurial culture. Our firm is made up of over 500 professionals operating from established offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.

What to expect 

During this immersive Insights Day, you will have the unique opportunity to see at first hand the dynamic field of Quant Research and Implementation at a leading Quantitative hedge fund. Our team of seasoned professionals will guide you through a series of engaging sessions, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the role and its significance in the financial industry. 

This exclusive opportunity is designed specifically for accomplished PhD students who are considering a career in Quant Research. Through a thoughtfully curated schedule, you will engage in technical talks, interactive workshops, panel sessions, and networking opportunities. This will help you develop a clear idea of what it means to make the move to industry and work within Quantitative Finance. 

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a small, selective group of individuals to be involved in the day. No prior knowledge of finance is required, a curiosity of the industry is all we ask for. 

Eligible candidates will

  • Be enrolled on a PhD in a STEM subject with the aim of defending in 2025
  • Be based in the UK and able to make your own way to London for the event

How to apply

To apply for this exclusive opportunity, please submit your updated resume along with a cover letter highlighting your interest in Quant Investing at Marshall Wace. 

Our team will then review all the CVs and cover letters received, sending those suitable a Technical test to complete. This Technical assessment will be sent via CorrelationOne, and you will have 2 hours to complete it. This covers the following topics: probability theory, statistics, regression analysis, general mathematical topics (algebra, matrices, optimisation, etc.), algorithm design.  

If you perform well in this, we will then shortlist candidates for 20-minute calls with our Human Capital team. 

  • Application deadline:  19/04/2024 
  • Test Submission deadline: 27/04/2024

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to gain first hand insights into the world of Quant Research and Implementation! Apply now and take the first step towards a rewarding career in Quantitative Finance with Marshall Wace. 

Please note that this is an unpaid insights opportunity, not a working internship. You are not expected to complete any work.

We are happy to reimburse train tickets to the office and back for those outside of London where necessary.