Traders are the heart and soul of the hedge fund firm, that is why hedge fund trading jobs are so popular. Quantitative analyst work closely with traders to develop trading models based on Statistics and Computational Mathematics. The traders are the ones who execute the strategy and the magic happens in the execution.
Hedge fund trading jobs usually require experience working with portfolio managers and various trading models, such as multi variant regression analysis and risk models. Many hedge fund trading jobs call for a background in statistics or mathematics, and often the most successful firms hire only from the top colleges and universities. In the end, a great trading record will trump educational background.
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