Global Systematic Markets Practice.

About Us

Global Systematic Markets Practice.

The Omerta Group’s Systematic Markets Practice specialises in retained executive search for quantitative and data driven talent within High Frequency Principal Trading Firms, Systematic Hedge Funds, Asset Managers and Investment Banks.

The aim of the practice is forensic and discreet headhunting for our select portfolio of clients. Through this, we have developed an unrivalled network and depth of knowledge across alpha research, technology driven liquidity provision, derivatives pricing and market microstructure.

High Frequency Trading.

Portfolio Managers | Quantitative Researchers | Software & Infrastructure Developers

Systematic Portfolio Management.

Statistical Arbitrage, Quantitative Macro, Systematic Volatility, Index Arb, CTA

Derivatives Pricing.

Quantitative Researchers & Developers

Systematic Market Making & Agency Execution.

Quantitative Traders | Quantitative Researchers & Developers | Execution Consulting

Cryptocurrencies & DLT.

Portfolio Managers | Quantitative Researchers & Developers

Our Reach

Coverage.

Our Track Record

Recent Completed Assignments.

Head of Options Market Making.

Proprietary Trading Firm | Chicago

Head of European Equity Stat Arb Portfolio Management.

Proprietary Trading Firm | London

High Frequency Futures Trading Portfolio Manager.

Proprietary Trading Firm | London

Systematic Macro Quantitative Researcher.

Fixed Income Hedge Fund | London

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Equity Stat Arb Quantitative Researcher.

Systematic Hedge Fund | New York

Head of Systematic Crypto Trading.

Cryptocurrency Exchange | Hong Kong

Global Head of Algorithmic Credit Trading.

Global Investment Bank | London

Head of US Treasuries Electronic Trading.

Global Investment Bank | New York

Global Head of Cash Equities Execution.

Global Investment Bank | London

Head of Equity Derivatives Quantitative Research.

US Investment Bank | London

Cryptocurrency Portfolio Manager.

Multi Strategy Hedge Fund | London

Reinforcement Learning Quantitative Researcher.

Global Investment Bank | London

Our People

Practice Team.

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Adam joined The Omerta Group in 2021 having spent over...

Adam Hunter

Director

Bryant joined The Omerta Group in 2021, based in New...

Bryant Yao

Vice President

Edite joined The Omerta Group Americas in 2021 and is...

Edite Agolli

Hedge Funds

Jack joined The Omerta Group in 2021 as a Senior...

Jack Fuller

Senior Associate

Jim runs the Global Systematic Markets​​​​​​​ practice, based in London....

Jim Brownwood

Managing Director

Jon, based in the New York office, is part of...

Jon Friedman

Managing Director

Michael is Head of Americas, leading The Omerta Group’s regional...

Michael Stover

Managing Director, Head of the Americas

Sam joined The Omerta Group in 2019 as an Associate...

Sam Boundford

Associate

Trystan is a Consultant working within our Global Systematic Markets​​​​​​​...

Trystan Davies-Tommason

Vice President

Vithiya oversees the APAC Liquid Markets practice in Hong Kong....

Vithiya Vairon

Director

Adam Hunter

Position: Director
Email: adam.hunter@omerta-group.com
Categories: Corporate Functions, Digital Assets, Systematic Markets, Technology
Location: London

Adam joined The Omerta Group in 2021 having spent over 10 years’ covering senior technology mandates across Investment Banking, Asset Management and Systematic Markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
 
He has a track record of delivering for clients across the Technology C-Suite, traditionally including CTO & CIO. In line with the rise of new senior disciplines within Technology, Adam has recently covered searches across Financial Services clients for CISO, CDO (Data) and CPO (Product) roles. ​
 
Adam graduated from Leeds University and has spent time working across Asia as well as New York.

Bryant Yao

Position: Vice President
Email: bryant.yao@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Hedge Funds, Systematic Markets
Location: New York

Bryant joined The Omerta Group in 2021, based in New York, focusing on US quant and systematic client needs, working closely with the Systematic Markets practice, Hedge Funds, Asset Management and Global Markets. His coverage spans quantitative portfolio managers, researchers, analytical specialists and other modeling/strats professionals.
 
Prior to joining Omerta, Bryant helped build the quantitative practice and establish the NYC office for a financial services recruitment boutique. Before that, Bryant was a member of the quantitative practice at a global talent acquisition and advisory firm covering a diverse set of clients. He began his career as an Associate at a major US investment advisory firm, focused on risk reporting.
 
Bryant is a graduate of Cornell University.

Edite Agolli

Position: Hedge Funds
Email: Edite.Agolli@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Hedge Funds, Systematic Markets
Location: New York

Edite joined The Omerta Group Americas in 2021 and is a member of the Asset Management & Alternatives practice, partnering closely with US and Global leadership. She focuses on identifying, evaluating, and presenting investment and other professionals, primarily to hedge fund clients. Her coverage spans portfolio managers, investment analysts, quantitative researchers, and technology & infrastructure professionals.
 
Prior to joining Omerta, Edite operated her own boutique recruiting firm with expertise in fundamental long/short credit & equities, quantitative strategies, fixed income, and discretionary & systematic macro strategies across corresponding asset classes globally.
 
Previously, Edite was Vice President at Highbridge Capital Management and Amaranth Advisors, where she developed her career in Operational, Project and Portfolio Risk Management over 12 years.
 
Edite studied Finance at Iona College and is pursuing her CAIA designation.

Jack Fuller

Position: Senior Associate
Email: Jack.Fuller@omerta-group.com
Categories: Systematic Markets
Location: London

Jack joined The Omerta Group in 2021 as a Senior Associate, sitting in the Global Systematic Markets practice based in London. Jack focuses on sourcing candidates in the Systematic space – Quantitative Traders, Quantitative Researchers, Developers & Hardware (FPGA) Engineers.
 
Jack joined The Omerta Group from a boutique executive search firm where he was responsible for servicing a global client base, made up of Proprietary Trading Firms and Hedge Funds.​​​​​​​
 
Prior to this, Jack helped build and grow a team who focused on Infrastructure & Software Development recruitment, bringing on a number of clients in the High Frequency Trading space.

Jim Brownwood

Position: Managing Director
Email: Jim.Brownwood@omerta-group.com
Categories: Digital Assets, Systematic Markets
Location: London

Jim runs the Global Systematic Markets​​​​​​​ practice, based in London.
 
His coverage extends across hedge funds, asset managers, banks, proprietary trading companies and family offices. He specialises in placing mid level to senior electronic market makers, systematic portfolio managers, high frequency traders, systematic quantitative researchers, eCommerce sales people and product developers.
 
Jim returned to The Omerta Group after 18 months away working on an entrepreneurial venture, having co-ran the global FX practice within the firm for four years previously. He has a long history of partnering with his clients in order to better understand the nuances of their culture and requirements. He’s helped his clients strategically build and develop multiple businesses with funds and global investment banks over the past 10 years across EMEA, America and Asia.

Jon Friedman

Position: Managing Director
Email: Jon.Friedman@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Commodities, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking & Private Markets, Systematic Markets
Location: New York

Jon, based in the New York office, is part of the firm’s Global Asset Management leadership team, focused on identifying, assessing and hiring senior talent across both, traditional and alternative asset managers. His core expertise stretches across senior leaders, portfolio managers, research analysts, sales & distribution, IR, quantitative professionals and risk managers.
 
Jon has established and managed relationships with buy side firms for over 20 years, including extensive experience with fundamental credit and equities; event-driven, special situations and distressed; emerging markets; structured corporate and mortgage credit; macro; and quantitative strategies. Jon has also run and executed numerous sell side searches, primarily in corresponding asset classes/markets.
 
In addition to establishing and building the asset management practice at two previous search firms he worked with, Jon has been part of the senior leadership teams, helping to set and execute firm and/or team strategy, including hiring, training and managing team members.
 
Prior to search Jon traded derivatives. He studied finance and Asia at the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Stover

Position: Managing Director, Head of the Americas
Email: Michael.Stover@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Corporate Functions, Digital Assets, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking & Private Markets, Systematic Markets
Location: New York

Michael is Head of Americas, leading The Omerta Group’s regional client relationships, strategic development and senior search mandates across Global Markets, Global Systematic Markets, Investment Banking and Asset Management, based in New York.
 
Michael has had significant global front-office recruiting experience, with his career spanning 20 years working at a strategic level as a talent acquisition leader in the U.S., EMEA and Asia markets. His coverage has included; Global Securities (Equities, Fixed Income & Research), Capital Markets, Investment Banking, Asset Management, International Banking, Transaction Banking, Wealth Management and Shared Services senior recruitment.
 
Prior to joining Omerta, Michael was a Managing Director at a boutique executive search firm focused on the global financial services industry, where he was responsible for the origination of new business development and execution of searches across global markets and asset management.
 
Michael’s career has also included senior talent acquisition roles at Citadel, UBS, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank and Wachovia/Wells Fargo.

Sam Boundford

Position: Associate
Email: Sam.Boundford@omerta-group.com
Categories: Systematic Markets
Location: Hong Kong

Sam joined The Omerta Group in 2019 as an Associate in the Global Systematic Markets practice in London, moving to the Hong Kong office in 2021.
 
He is responsible for working with the group’s core client base to assist in delivering their strategic needs through bespoke research products as well as talent solutions.
 
Prior to The Omerta Group, he worked at a boutique search firm where he was responsible for partnering with Financial Services firms in NYC to assist in building out their AI capabilities.
 
Sam read Sport Science with Business Management at Loughborough University.

Trystan Davies-Tommason

Position: Vice President
Email: Trystan.DT@omerta-group.com
Categories: Systematic Markets
Location: London

Trystan is a Consultant working within our Global Systematic Markets​​​​​​​ practice, based in London.
 
Trystan joined The Omerta Group from a financial technology recruitment firm, where he led research within their software engineering practice. He has over 4 years’ experience supporting his clients, specialising in sourcing Quantitative Developers responsible for building trading systems across the buy and sell-side.
 
Trystan read Law at the University of the West England.

Vithiya Vairon

Position: Director
Email: vithiya.vairon@omerta-group.com
Categories: Commodities, Equities, Hedge Funds, Systematic Markets
Location: Hong Kong

Vithiya oversees the APAC Liquid Markets practice in Hong Kong.
 
She covers both buy and sell side clients and has successfully placed across trading, sales and quants for Asia.
 
Prior to The Omerta Group, Vithiya was part of the Scientific Department for the French Consulate where she was instrumental in bespoke institutional mandates predominantly for Hong Kong and China.​​​​​​​
 
Vithiya holds a Master’s Degree in Physics from Ecole Centrale Paris.