CTO – Chief Technology Officer (Hedge Fund)

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Type: Perm (Contingency)
  • Job #31458

Compensation: $450,000-$500,000 + bonus
Location: New York, NY

Established hedge fund seeks a strategic and driven Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”) with 10+ years of relevant asset management experience (hedge funds, PE, banks) to join its team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the entire Information Technology business unit with a unique opportunity to develop a team and formulate the firm’s long term strategic vision for its technology use.

Highlights About the Company & Position:

  • Lead strategic direction and vision of the firm’s global technology platform, including trading, operations, and treasury front-to-back systems and data warehousing.
  • Manage in-house team and outsourced infrastructure and development teams across the firm’s 5 regional locations.
  • Coordinate infrastructure and development support across business functions including trading, operations, treasury, legal and compliance, and investor relations.
  • Prepare for and attend investor meetings to present and answer questions on the firm’s technology platform.
  • Vendor management, including cybersecurity, outsourced Managed Service Provider (MSP), outsourced development consultants, Disaster Recovery, and other technology tools across trading, operations, compliance, and investor relations.
  • Documentation of all key processes, policies, and procedures.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • 10+ years of experience at a relevant sized hedge fund, PE or bank
  • Leadership and team management
  • Strong understanding of the investment management industry and user requirements across all functions
  • Prior experience of systems implementation, specifically trading tools and Order Management System / Portfolio Management System
  • Technical ability across functions and up-to-date technical ability and industry contacts

Skills and Qualifications

  • Leadership, team, and project management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and work both independently and as a team player.
  • Self-starter, with a bias for action, requiring a minimum amount of direction, yet also good instincts and judgment regarding when to involve others.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze situations to identify potential compliance and business risk; design and implement solutions to mitigate such risk.
  • Ability to partner effectively with front and back office functions.
  • Experience with typical hedge fund technology systems including PMS/OMS, compliance, treasury, operations, investor relation, and research.


Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.

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Job ID: 31458