Alphataraxia Management (ATX) is a fast-growing investment management group with offices in both Washington DC and Newport Beach, CA. We operate with a start-up model, using small teams and few layers of management to rapidly identify, understand, and capitalize on opportunities. We deploy our investors’ capital across a diversified set of markets where rigorous quantitative analysis of big data can provide an edge.
We are looking for hard-working candidates with genuine enthusiasm for solving complex problems to join us as Investment Analysts. ATX focuses primarily on the energy markets, where taking investment positions has a significant impact on real-world outcomes. Our investment process involves managing massive amounts of information to come to targeted conclusions about our markets. Analysts can expect intellectual challenges that derive from poorly understood dynamics in our target markets, and they will be critical in scaling the firm’s understanding of how these markets “really work.” A successful analyst will begin by refining existing investment strategies and will grow to develop new strategies.
To some extent our investment process is like encountering real-world problem sets: difficulty scales over time, mastered complexity offers a tremendous sense of accomplishment, and feedback comes in the form of investment returns. We welcome applications from motivated graduating seniors or Master’s students who want in on the action.
Candidates should be highly quantitative, have a strong academic record, have excellent communication skills, and be team-players. We do a lot of coding and playing with data, but applicants don’t need extensive coding experience, just a desire to learn — we’ll teach you. Unlike larger banks and commodity trading shops, we operate in smaller groups with much less specialized roles. Holding aside above-market compensation, our greatest advantage is that we offer dramatically higher rates-of-learning than are found in more traditional or specialized investment roles, as analysts will be given a high level of responsibility and freedom. Applicants who are comfortable with numbers, rigorous analysis and who want to learn how the markets work — regardless of specific major (sciences, engineering, humanities, or economics) — will thrive in our information-rich environment.
Cover letter is optional should applicants believe there is additional information that would be helpful (like examples of quantitative analysis experience).
(Please note that we can only extend offers to students that are authorized to work in the US; we are unable to sponsor H-1B applications.)