Quantitative Finance Internship (UK only)

Whether your subject is mathematics, computer science, engineering, finance, economics, law or anything in between, our Quantitative Finance Internship Programme within Global Markets is for you. Our roles across Trading, Sales, Structuring, Algorithmic Trading or Derivatives Quantitative teams require expertise in a technical subject and will offer the perfect insight into HSBC’s Global Markets business. Our teams thrive off of highly competent individuals who can work collaboratively and bring a wide range of skills and knowledge.

If you are in your final or penultimate year of a PhD or Masters, or even if you’ve already finished your degree and have experience in industry, now is the time to discover how your skills and interests can drive your career.

Location: London, UK
Applications open: 13 February 2020
Applications close: 17 March 2020
Start date: May/June 2020


On our internships, we'll give you a taste for how technical and quantitative analytics roles sit within the world of Global Markets and our wider international bank.

What you can expect

Your internship will start with an induction where you learn about our business, culture, and how we operate. You will then join your team where you will become involved in a project that will allow you to further develop your quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills in various application fields. This could be derivatives modelling, financial products engineering, credit analysis, algorithmic trading or data science and machine learning. You’ll work with senior leaders and colleagues to bring solutions to our markets to serve our clients and will take part in a range of activities, projects and networking events.

What you will do

As an intern, you’ll be working on projects that add commercial value to our markets business within either a trading, sales, structuring or quantitative team within Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange or Equities. You’ll be using the latest techniques with applications in markets derivatives, algorithmic trading in electronic markets, financial products engineering or large datasets analysis and machine learning. In a sales or structuring team, your role will require collaboration with team members from a diverse range of backgrounds and skillsets, from lawyers, accountants, engineers, mathematicians, finance and beyond. In these teams you will optimise portfolios of derivatives, restructure complex risks, design new financial products and solve our client’s financial conundrums.

Who does this suit?

We are looking for dedicated, team-spirited and motivated people who are:

  • Committed researchers. We run a business where markets and client needs are constantly changing. You should always be curious; questioning ideas and showing a keen interest in learning about our methods
  • Agile workers. You’ll work in a fast-paced environment. You’ll maintain momentum by promoting agile working and ensuring we constantly deliver sound business solutions for our clients
  • Analytical thinkers. You’ll need a good eye for detail, a creative mind for analysing trends, and the courage to adopt new analytical methods
  • Team players. At HSBC, we do things together so that we can deliver the best solutions for our clients. That means being dedicated and able to collaborate: to listen to, as well as voice ideas and opinions that could develop our offering to clients

What can this lead to?

If you succeed here, we'll consider you for a role within one of our Trading, Sales, Structuring, Quantitative Analytics or Data Science-driven teams. You could be placed into a more specialised position that suits your personality and skills, working alongside like-minded colleagues who share a passion for backing up client decisions with solid analysis.

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