G-Research is a growing quantitative research and technology company, serving the finance industry that recruits PhDs mainly from STEM backgrounds, directly after graduation. It looks to help them build a long term career within the company. There are >450 staff and turnover is very low, particularly in quantitative research.
The company requires a strong academic background. This need not be field specific but an interest in finance is essential and this must be combined with good technical skills.
The company values creativity, open-mindedness and collaboration, offering an informal work culture with no weekend or late evening working. G-Research works in several disciplines and offers lots of variety with the prospect of projects showing benefits relatively quickly compared to pure academic research. They take the view that all research is valuable and that no efforts are wasted.
The company welcomes informal approaches to discuss opportunities prior to a formal application and this is recommended. Interviews place great importance on applicant’s technical skills, cultural fit and ability to communicate their ideas. They recommend that applicants do some research on the company before applying as they see commitment to their values and business model as important.
For new recruits, there is no formal training programme such as might be found on a graduate scheme but individual development is strongly supported. New staff are provided with a supportive line manager and mentor and given the opportunity to join study groups built around particular research themes. There is a great deal of informal learning and people are encouraged to keep up to date with their field through supported attendance at conferences & talks.