Quant Researcher vs Quant Trader


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I've been applying for quant hedge funds and trading firms such as WorldQuant etc.

The trouble I have is I don't quite understand the role of a Quant Trader especially when Quant Researchers come up with the trading signals.
Can anyone provide summary of both roles and some insight into this? (can also be a specific advice for WorldQuant).



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Imo In the buy side. Quant Researcher: Responsible for coming up with the alpha signal and focuses more on backtesting. Quant Trader: Responsible for execution of strategy on the actual market.


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In WorldQuant, researchers create alphas and portfolio managers use alphas created by researchers to make alpha combo strategies.