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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Head of Global Systematic Markets & Digital Assets Practice. Global...

Jim Brownwood

Senior Partner

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

Michael Stover

Senior Partner, Head of the Americas

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

Jon Friedman

Senior Partner

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

Trystan Davies-Tommason

Partner

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

Vithiya Vairon

Partner

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

Adam Hunter

Partner

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

Jack Fuller

Vice President

Taylor joined The Omerta Group at the beginning of 2022...

Taylor Watson

Senior Associate

Jack Colquhoun

Associate

Gabriella joined the Omerta group in 2022, supporting the Quant...

Gabriella Willingham

Associate

David joined The Omerta Group in Summer 2022 as a...

David O’Brien

Senior Associate

Odeta joined The Omerta Group in 2023 as an Associate...

Odeta Galminaite

Associate

Jim Brownwood

Position: Senior Partner
Email: Jim.Brownwood@omerta-group.com
Categories: Digital Assets, Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: London

Head of Global Systematic Markets & Digital Assets Practice. Global Co-Head of Liquid Markets.
 
Jim specialises in placing senior PMs and quant traders into the firm’s retained buyside clients.
 
He is the Head of the Global Systematic Markets practice (GSM) which he founded in 2016 following 12 years in trading executive search. GSM focusses on discreet and precise executive search across a range of quantitative and technical fields with a core focus on high frequency and mid frequency quantitative portfolio managers, traders, quantitative strategists, and quantitative developers. This is across traditional markets such as equities, futures, options, and bonds, as well as centralised cryptocurrency cash and derivatives trading and decentralised finance.
 
Jim also co-runs the firms Liquid Market Practice which is responsible for the TOG’s front office hiring for both quantitative and discretionary sales and trading. He is also a member of the firm’s executive committee.

Michael Stover

Position: Senior Partner, 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, TOG
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.

Jon Friedman

Position: Senior Partner
Email: Jon.Friedman@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Commodities, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking & Private Markets, Systematic Markets, TOG
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.

Trystan Davies-Tommason

Position: Partner
Email: Trystan.DT@omerta-group.com
Categories: Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: London

Trystan is a Partner working within our Global Systematic Markets​​​​​​​ practice, based in London.
 
Trystan has +10yrs experience partnering with clients and executing senior searches within the systematic and discretionary trading space. His mandate is cross asset spanning Portfolio Managers, and Senior Quantitative Researchers across alpha research, monetization, portfolio construction, execution, and derivatives pricing.
 
Trystan has a 1st class Law Degree at the University of the West of England.

Vithiya Vairon

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

Vithiya oversees the APAC Liquid Markets practice in Hong Kong.
 
Joining The Omerta Group in 2013, Vithiya has spent the past 10 years covering both buy and sell side clients and has successfully placed across portfolio management, trading, sales, analysts 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.

Adam Hunter

Position: Partner
Email: adam.hunter@omerta-group.com
Categories: Corporate Functions, Digital Assets, Systematic Markets, Technology, TOG
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 a wide range of roles within the Technology landscape, from c-suite leadership through to business heads and senior functional positions in the front office.
 
Adam graduated from Leeds University and has spent time working across Asia as well as New York.

Jack Fuller

Position: Vice President
Email: Jack.Fuller@omerta-group.com
Categories: Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: London

Jack joined The Omerta Group in 2021 as a Vice President, 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.

Taylor Watson

Position: Senior Associate
Email: taylor.watson@omerta-group.com
Categories: Digital Assets, Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: London

Taylor joined The Omerta Group at the beginning of 2022 and works as a Senior Associate sitting in the Global Systematic Markets Practice based in London.

Prior to The Omerta Group, he worked at a Global contingent firm where he was responsible for servicing a global client base, focusing on those in the Digital Assets Markets.

Taylor read Industrial Economics and Insurance at the University of Nottingham.

Jack Colquhoun

Position: Associate
Email: jack.colquhoun@omerta-group.com
Categories: Digital Assets, Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: New York

Gabriella Willingham

Position: Associate
Categories: Asset Management, Digital Assets, Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: New York

Gabriella joined the Omerta group in 2022, supporting the Quant and Investment professional team across Global Systematic Markets, Asset Management and Global Markets landscape.
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Prior to joining, Gabriella worked as an Associate with a boutique search firm based in New Jersey. She partners with quantitative funds, proprietary trading firms and tech start-ups across their algorithm development and technology roles.
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Gabriella graduated summa cum laude in Economics from Middlebury College.

David O’Brien

Position: Senior Associate
Email: david.obrien@omerta-group.com
Categories: Digital Assets, Systematic Markets
Location: London

David joined The Omerta Group in Summer 2022 as a Senior Associate sitting in the Global Systematic Markets practice based in London.
 
David focusses on Quantitative Researchers, Quantitative Traders and Portfolio Managers for our buyside clients (predominantly in APAC).
 
Prior to the Omerta Group he worked at a boutique search firm focussing on Front Office hiring in both sell and buy side institutions.
 
David read Industrial/Organisational and Business Psychology at UCL and Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol.

Odeta Galminaite

Position: Associate
Email: odeta.galminaite@omerta-group.com
Categories: Digital Assets, Systematic Markets
Location: London

Odeta joined The Omerta Group in 2023 as an Associate in the Global Systematic Markets team, based in London.
 
Prior to The Omerta Group she worked in a boutique search and consulting firm focussing on advising international law firms on their global growth and strategy initiatives.
 
Odeta read Law at the University of Warwick.