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Campbell North

Campbell North are a specialist financial markets head hunting firm delivering top percentile front office technologists, researchers and trading personnel to prestigious hedge funds, proprietary trading firms and select investment banks.


Our trading practice works with clients ranging from high performing teams in tier one investment banks to discreet proprietary trading firms. Our clients operate across asset and timeframe but share the fact that all trades are generated and executed by computerized algorithms developed and tested by their research/trading teams. They all look for an outstanding aptitude for quantitative problem solving, an enthusiasm for research and an excellent academic background from a leading University (normally Masters/Phd in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or a related discipline). Rewards are high, IT infrastructure is world class and bureaucracy is kept to a minimum.

Typical mandates covered:

  • Portfolio Managers/Heads of Desks
  • Quantitative, Systematic traders
  • Quantitative Researchers
  • Numerical PhD graduates

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Our clients are considered to be some of the most innovative and technologically advanced trading and investment companies in the world. Often competing with the likes of Google and Facebook for programmers and computer scientists as their businesses rely on getting the very best out of technology. We seek to work with people who have a passion for technology and who genuinely understand how and why software/hardware does what it does. If you combine with this a curious mind, innate problem solving ability and a drive to build the best systems possible then you are likely to be a good fit for a number of our clients.

Typical mandates covered include:

  • Heads of Technology/Infrastructure
  • Electronic Trading Domain Specialists - Execution Groups, Data Services, Exchange Connectivity, Market Data, Signal Generation, Smart Order
  • Front Office Quant Developers/Strategists
  • Core Trading Systems Developers - Java, C#/C++/Python

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