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Quantitative trading has grown exponentially in the past two decades and has redefined the way trading takes place in the exchanges today. Although this is particularly true in the west, India too is witnessing a similar trend. Quants control less than a third of trades in Indian exchanges, but the pace of growth indicates that they eventually will dominate trading in the country. The spread of quants is giving rise to a new set of roles and jobs in this space, ranging from developers to traders to data scientists and more.

In this webinar, we will explore the career opportunities that this space has to offer and the skills that it demands. Join us to know how you can make a career in this exciting industry.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain an overview of the quantitative trading space in India.
  • Learn about career opportunities and the outlook for jobs.
  • Discuss the roles and entry requirements for CFA® charterholders and candidates.
  • Review hiring practices, competencies, and career paths.

This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place on 11 November 2021

About the Speaker(s)

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Rishi Kohli

Rishi Kohli joined Avendus Capital Public Markets Alternate Strategies LLP as a part of the investment team in June 2021. He has more than 20 years of experience in the Indian derivatives market since its inception and has been a pioneer in the Indian quant space. In his previous role at ProAlpha Capital, he was the CEO and CIO, responsible for the overall investment management and research. Before that, he was the head of equity derivatives at SSKI Securities (now IDFC) where he started the business and was responsible for the largest complex options trades and quant-based trades in the Indian markets. Kohli started his career doing derivatives research at ICICI Securities where he was part of the three-member team that started the initial foreign investor trades in the Indian derivatives market.

Kohli has been a speaker at many global conferences, including Quant Invest in Paris (which is the largest global conference for quantitative funds and investors), Hedge Funds Asia in Hong Kong SAR, and Quant Invest Asia in Singapore. He also has presented his funds at the largest global conferences in the systematic and managed futures spaces held by Context as well as to the Managed Funds Association in Miami, Florida, United States. Kohli completed his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1999 and holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

Rajendra Kalur CFA

Rajendra Kalur, CFA, is an independent consultant and financial educator. Using his extensive experience in the financial services domain, he mentors first-time entrepreneurs and offers training on such subjects as leadership, entrepreneurship, and wealth management. Previously, Mr. Kalur was the founding director and CEO of TrustPlutus, a boutique wealth management firm. He also has worked in various capacities at RBS N.V., ABN AMRO N.V., Wealth Advisors India Pvt. Ltd., ICICI Prudential AMC, DSP Merrill Lynch, and General Insurance Corporation of India. Mr. Kalur serves on the boards of CFA Society India and Multi-Act Trade and Investments Pvt Ltd. He is also a certified Ethics Trainer. Mr. Kalur holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom, and a postgraduate diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom. He is also a long-distance runner and cyclist.