HFT Tokyo

New OOqx28
Oct 31, 2018 20 Comments

Doesn't look like 2Sigma, Citadel, or Jane St have offices in Tokyo, but I'd guess with it being a big finance hub there should be some similar opportunities there. Looking for high comp opportunities since Tokyo software eng pays much less than SF market.

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  • Google GoldenGod
    Do you enjoy working 12 hour days and weekends?
    Oct 31, 2018 10
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      Seems reasonable. Do you know of any forced attrition policies at any of those firms?
      Oct 31, 2018
    • New / Data
      RenTec

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      RenTecmore
      Larger firms have forced attrition to keep the profit per head smaller, for incentive comp reasons (among other things). Smaller firms with large AUM tend to have conversely much lower turnover and really focus on making it extremely difficult to get into.

      I'm not aware of a forced attrition policy in place at Two Sigma or Jane Street.
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      Thanks for the heads up. TBH, forced attrition just sounds like a business manager's cost-cutting hack for a firm that lacks competitive automation and infrastructure
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Google GoldenGod
      My comment was less about the wlb of said companies and more to do with Japanese work culture.
      Oct 31, 2018
    • New OOqx28
      OP
      Japanese work culture often doesn't manifest as much in foreign companies with Japanese offices
      Nov 1, 2018
  • Microsoft ihfrdghj
    do you love anime
    Oct 31, 2018 0
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    RenTec

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    RenTecmore
    If I recall correctly, Point72 hires out there. I could be mistaken.
    Oct 31, 2018 0
  • Indeed tookerjerb
    Goldman Sachs has a huge office there, I hear they pay well. Indeed also has an office in Tokyo and pays 30-40% above market for the right talent.
    Oct 31, 2018 2
    • New OOqx28
      OP
      Hm haven't heard about any other engineer roles at GS but I'll check it out. Indeed is prob the the company that I've heard the best things about regarding comp. Still seems tricky to break $200k in Tokyo with <10 YOE
      Oct 31, 2018
    • Indeed / Eng
      jobss

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      jobssmore
      200k is not that hard, especially from the 3rd year once LTIPs kick in.
      Jan 12
  • New bob_
    If you can get a book and be responsible for good PnL, pay anywhere on the street is amazing,
    Oct 31, 2018 2
    • Two Sigma / Eng match
      And how would one pull that off?
      Nov 2, 2018
    • New bob_
      You would most likely have to come up with a trading idea that doesn't compete with your team (and perhaps other teams) and be the right person to make it happen. In the end, it's a very political process. You have to think about how giving you this PnL opportunity affects the rest of the troupe. If it's a win for your management, and it won't cause anyone they care about to leave, you have a shot. Doing important work and having your own leverage helps a good deal.
      Nov 2, 2018
  • Twitter 0nMyWay
    Another single white guy with an Asian fetish?
    Oct 31, 2018 0