125: Getting hired—who trading firms and hedge funds are seeking out w/ Matthew Hoyle

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Matthew Hoyle was once a trader, or more specifically, an options market maker. And he started at a very young age, on the exchange floor in Amsterdam. But since 2003, he’s been in the headhunting (or recruiting) business. His firm, Matthew Hoyle Financial Markets.

Essentially, Matthew finds the best candidates for hard to fill roles. He’s contracted by banks, hedge funds and all sorts of trading firms—for example; Tibra, Optiver, Tower Research, Citadel, Millennium Partners, amongst many others.

Matthew’s deeply knowledgeable on the industry, and he’s won many awards for doing what he does…

Topics of discussion:

  • The role of a headhunter in the trading world, who use headhunting services, why firms contract a headhunter instead of managing new recruits internally.
  • Matthew’s tricks ‘n tips for getting hired when employees receive 1,000+ applications—includes; applying for jobs you’re qualified for (not jobs you want!)
  • Prior trading experience; advantage or disadvantage? Matthew shares what skills are most in demand, as of late, and why it’s a constant moving target.
  • How some trading firms attempt to attract talent—and keep it. Various compensation structures. And Matthew speaks to the volume of industry hiring.
Matthew Hoyle

Matthew Hoyle: CEO and Chairman of Matthew Hoyle Financial Markets.

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