TRADING GROUP

Divided into Discretionary and Systematic Trading, the Trading Division enters short-term trades to capitalize on current market trends or mispricings. It analyzes global macroeconomic data, technical indicators, writes algos and backtests trading strategies.

 

Our Division Approach

 

Are you passionate about the financial markets and eager to pursue a career in a Hedge Fund, Prop Fund, Global Markets division of a large Investment Bank or Asset Management? If so, you would perfectly fit into our Trading Division.

The Trading Division is divided into Discretionary and Systematic Trading Desk. The division is responsible for coming up with viable trading strategies that generate market-uncorrelated returns in both bear and bull markets.

In the first month you will engage in workshops aimed at increasing your understanding of derivatives, backtesting and understanding global macroeconomic flows. Ideally you will be able to attend our weekly meetings where we will work on strategies and discuss the current markets.

During this time and beyond you will be provided with mentorship to reduce your learning curve. At the end of the semester, you will be able to come up with trading ideas that are robust, meeting the standard risk profiles and hopefully profitable.

Your Learning Outcome

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Discretionary Desk

  • Research the global macro economic landscape (central bank policies, inflation, interest rates, political risks, socio-economic changes etc.) to understand what moves FX, fixed income, and commodities (sometimes the equity markets as well).
  • Meet weekly to discuss the current macro outlook, news, events etc.
  • Find the best financial instrument to express a trade. For instance, if we come to the conclusion of inflation rising in the next months, do we trade this by shorting governmental bonds, junk bonds, by shorting fed funds, inflation swaps, long USD etc.?
  • Learn to read charts in order to understand liquidity (areas where other traders from hedge funds, asset managers, banks etc. have their orders, stop losses and take profits) to find the best entry and exit points.
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Systematic Desk

  • Backtest trading ideas and developd strategies
  • Apply trading algorithms and implement them into a portfolio
  • Meet weekly to discuss market impacts on our algorithms
  • Read academic research papers and try to capitalize on them

Team

Michael Dampf

Michael Dampf

Head of Trading
seraphim-czecker

Seraphim Czecker

Head of Trading
pallboje

Parham Alboje

Analyst
Louis Weber

Louis Weber

Analyst
Emil Cavic

Emil Cavic

Analyst
Mario Matuschek

Mario Matuschek

Analyst
Maximilian Illaunig

Maximilian Illaunig

Analyst
Philippe De Soure

Philippe De Soure

Analyst
Chris Mang

Christopher Mang

Analyst
Christoph Tomaschek

Christoph Tomaschek

Analyst
Patrick Auer

Patrick Auer

External Analyst
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