Who are we?

Rokos Capital Management LLP (RCM) is a UK Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) since September 2015. We have over 200 employees between our London headquarters, New York, Washington DC and Singapore offices.

RCM is an alternative asset manager that targets consistent long-term returns for our investors within a well-defined risk framework. We currently manage approximately $15.5 billion. RCM is predominantly active in global macro strategies and focusses on macro asset classes in developed and emerging markets. The investor base is institutional in nature and diversified by investor type and by geography.

Effective risk management is at the heart of our business. Our CIO, Chris Rokos, heads a small group of experienced Investment Officers with complementary, intersecting skillsets seeking to take controlled risk on an opportunistic basis.  Our investment process is supported by economic research and quantitative analysis to capture and organise data, inform and improve decision making, and maximise efficiency of trade expression. We have a preference for derivative products that allow precise expression of views, analytically defined downside, and convex upside. Technology and automation are a focus across the firm.

 

Why work for us?

Our people are key to our success, and we think people work best in a positive, learning environment. RCM’s culture is underpinned by four core values: Trusted Talent, Challenge and Support, Collective Excellence, and Sustainable Success. Our values capture the principles that direct our behaviour.

In practice this means that every day is high energy and purposeful. We’re focused on delivering success at pace. Every element, of everything we do, is driven by the demand for excellence. We’ll develop you by trusting you, giving you exacting standards, as well as access to the people and experiences that will help you succeed. You will never be on your own: teamwork and collaboration are at the heart of what we do.

In making decisions, we don’t take the easy route, but the right one. We explore ‘what if’ scenarios and interrogate them with rigour and clarity. We are constantly evolving and building exponentially on our success. It may not be easy, but it is fulfilling. Even within a short space of time you will have achieved and grown more than you could have imagined. With the foundations of an established business, an entrepreneurial spirit and belief in the future: there’s never been a better time to join RCM.

 

The Opportunity

We are offering more than a job; this is an opportunity. Our ambition is to create a legacy and we want you to be part of that journey. We are launching our flagship 2022 Analyst and Intern Programmes to hire our future leaders of tomorrow, today. We will be looking to hire up to twelve Summer Interns and six full-time Graduates to join the London office next summer.

 

Positions available

Our 18-month rotational Technology Programme will provide you with a breadth of exposure in a team of brilliant technologists. You will have the opportunity to work alongside world class investment, research, and quantitative professionals to solve the toughest technical challenges in the pursuit of returns. The team works closely with all areas of the business including front office, quantitative analytics, risk management, economic research, and middle office. We are a discretionary trading firm, but we take a quantitative approach in our investment decisions.

Technology Analysts will work with our architecture group to deliver scalable, high performance streaming compute operations. You will have the opportunity to take ownership of technical products and projects and be expected to actively engage with a wide range of business functions to leverage their knowledge and exposure.

We want you to challenge current systems and processes to achieve common goals through technical excellence and innovation. You will be expected to keep abreast of industry and technology trends that will keep us at the forefront of what is possible.

RCM will provide access to the latest development tools and cutting-edge technology to grow, build and create business opportunities across all realms of trading, spanning the gamut of what finance has to offer. This is an opportunity to make an impact from day one and we empower and trust our developers to leverage their skill sets and influence their personal development through embracing learning opportunities and utilising available resources.

Applications open 9:00am GMT, 20 August 2021
Applications close 11:59pm GMT, 01 October 2021
No. of positions available 2-3
Disciplines accepted Quantitative / STEM discipline (on track for a 1st or international equivalent)

Our 18-month rotational Analyst Programme will provide you with the opportunity to contribute to and learn from various teams, including the Quant, Trading Strategy and Treasury and Trading Execution Desk Teams, across all asset classes. We are looking for highly capable and driven individuals with strong mathematical and programming skills and a desire to build a career on the buy-side.

 

Quant and Trading Strategy

Our Quant and Trading Strategy teams are responsible for the development and maintenance of pricing models, trading tools, risk management tools, relative value opportunity identification tools, systematic trading strategies, and other quantitative aspects of RCM’s business. Our team is driven by commerciality, creating an efficient and fully collaborative work environment. You will be involved in all aspects of a quant project from understanding the business problem, modelling, and solving the resultant maths problem, sourcing any required data, and then coding the production solution. You will build and develop analysis, be expected to spot new opportunities, and develop a strategy.

 

Treasury and Trading Execution Desk (TED)

Our central Treasury and Trading Execution Desk (TED) is the entry point to a career in investment at RCM. The team is collaborative by design; therefore, we are looking for strong team players who are proactive in offering and asking for help. You will work closely with the RCM senior Investment Team and our trusted counterparties. Your role will include:

  • Timely, efficient, and accurate execution of trade strategies for the RCM core portfolio, across a broad range of products
  • Managing counterparty risk and hedging across asset classes
  • Developing and enhancing analytical processes to support market analysis and idea generation, and to identify portfolio optimisation opportunities
  • Processing and dissemination of market news and information to relevant RCM internal teams
  • Helping us choose and develop trading platforms and algorithms

You will be given significant opportunities to learn and develop into holistic macro trading professionals, gaining expertise across all major macro asset classes, as well as complex and differentiated market execution and analysis. Portfolio Traders have meaningful levels of responsibility for identifying and managing many core aspects of the portfolio, and we offer a clear pathway to further progression within the firm for those who take initiative.

Applications open 9:00am GMT, 20 August 2021
Applications close 11:59pm GMT, 01 October 2021
No. of positions available 2-3
Disciplines accepted Quantitative / STEM discipline (on track for a 1st or international equivalent)

Our nine-week summer internship will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with the Quant, Trading Strategy, Treasury and Trading Execution Desk Teams. You will receive formal training in your first week, followed by eight weeks spent across departmental rotations, dedicated on-desk placements, as well as a collaborative intern project to be completed in teams. During the summer internship you can expect to receive on-desk training, regular support and feedback and you will be assigned a mentor from the outset. We will be offering full-time roles to successful interns, subject to performance.

 

Applications open 9:00am GMT, 01 September 2021
Applications close 11:59pm GMT, 17 October 2021
No. of positions available 5-6
Disciplines accepted Quantitative / STEM discipline (on track for a 1st or international equivalent)

Our nine-week summer internship will provide you with the opportunity to join our Technology team. You will receive formal training in your first week, followed by eight weeks spent across departmental rotations, dedicated on-desk placements, as well as a collaborative intern project to be completed in teams. During the summer internship you can expect to receive on-desk training, regular support and feedback and you will be assigned a mentor from the outset. We will be offering full-time roles to successful interns, subject to performance.

Applications open 9:00am GMT, 01 September 2021
Applications close 11:59pm GMT, 17 October 2021
No. of positions available 5-6
Disciplines accepted Quantitative / STEM discipline (on track for a 1st or international equivalent)