Business Innovation & Growth Strategist

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, China

Ref#: POS-5243

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Two Sigma believes the scientific method is the best way to approach investing - ideas backed up with information and improved by iteration.  We’re not your typical investment manager.  We follow principles of technology and innovation as much as principles of investment management. Fields like machine learning and distributed computing guide us.  Since 2001, we’ve searched for ways that these kinds of technologies can make us better at what we do.  We never stop researching and developing, and in the process, we work to help real people.  Through our investors, we support the retirements of millions around the world, and help fund breakthrough research, education and a wide range of charities and foundations.

The mission of the Business Innovation & Growth team is to apply creativity, rigor and collaboration to help plan and execute the business growth of Two Sigma.  Our work is a blend of strategy, finance, technology, venture capital and execution with a key focus on defining what the future looks like and how Two Sigma can play a part in defining and improving it.  Our mandate is to shape the future of finance and technology – as a proven pioneer and leader in both spaces.

Based in Two Sigma’s Hong Kong office, the key responsibilities include:

  • Helping to define the strategy to expand Two Sigma’s presence in the Asia Pacific region
  • Identifying and analyzing new business opportunities related to regional market trends in finance, fintech and disruptive technologies across a wide range of industries
  • Cultivating local relationships with potential partnerships in the region

Qualifications include:

  • 1 to 3+ years of experience in roles within the fields of business strategy, banking, consulting, technology, engineering, venture capital and investment management type roles
  • BA/BS degree – majors/ minors in engineering, computer science, math, economics or a scientific field is a plus
  • A passion for technology, financial services and investment management
  • The ability to write basic code or to conduct basic data science analyses (or to quickly learn)
  • A willingness to approach problems from first principles, with the support of rigorous quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • Strong work ethic and highest standards of integrity
  • Demonstrated success in building collaborative working relationships
  • Proven track record of being a resourceful, entrepreneurial and tenacious problem solver
  • Fluency in English and at least one Asian language (preferably, Mandarin Chinese)
  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally to the United States and to other Asian countries
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