The Journey of Quaxitas

The name Quaxitas derives from the fusion of two Latin words, 'quantitatas' and 'qualitas,' signifying quantitative and quality. It encapsulates our research-driven, quality-centric approach to search within the quantitative finance industry.

Our Story

To truly appreciate the story of Quaxitas, one must delve into the remarkable journey of our founder, Douglas. Hailing from the vibrant city of Hong Kong, Douglas has traversed an extraordinary path, excelling in both the corporate arena and the world of music.

He dedicated 13 years of his life to the realm of classical music, honing his skills as a conductor and keyboardist. His specialization in Early Music and English Romanticism set him on a trajectory that saw him working and teaching at some of the globe's most esteemed institutions and ensembles. With a rich discography and a global audience reached through TV and radio broadcasts, Douglas graced the stages of prestigious concert halls and cathedrals worldwide. However, in 2021, he took a step back from this illustrious career, disheartened by the prevailing standards and values within the music industry.

Transitioning into the corporate sphere was no easy feat. Douglas faced numerous rejections, but he defied the odds, demonstrating that his skills as a musician were not only transferable but invaluable in a different context. After gaining experience in the tech sector and establishing a search business for a startup, he found himself in the remarkable position of being appointed as the Head of Systematic Trading and Technology at a firm that had initially turned him away as a newcomer.

Despite his success, Douglas remained unsatisfied with the impersonal approach prevalent in the corporate world. This dissatisfaction led him to heed the calls of his clients and establish his own firm. From its inception, Quaxitas has built a reputation for being a company that genuinely cares about the interests of both its clients and candidates, even in its early stages of development.

At Quaxitas, we continue to uphold the values of quality, integrity, and client-centric apporach - that have been the driving force behind Douglas's journey and the foundation of our firm.

Quaxitas Journey

Quaxitas journey commenced with a visionary mission: to revolutionize the financial consultancy industry. We set out to achieve this by fostering authentic human connections and placing the interests of both our candidates and partners at the forefront of our operations. Our mission is to redefine consultancy by emphasizing quality over quantity, empathy over sales, and integrity over mass recruitment.

We firmly believe that the foundation of success lies in cultivating enduring relationships grounded in trust and transparency. Our unwavering commitment is to deliver exceptional value to our clients, aiding them in expanding their existing teams and establishing thriving businesses.

Quaxitas stands as a boutique consultancy firm firmly anchored in the principles of quality, empathy, and integrity. Founded by industry experts, our organization has grown into a trusted partner for hedge funds and trading firms across the globe.

Our consultancy services encompasses a wide spectrum, operating in the US, Europe, and Asia, covering:

  • Quantitative Portfolio Management, Research & Development (Across All Asset Classes)
  • Quantitative Trading (Mid and High Frequency - Market Taking & Making)
  • Quantitative Technology (Data, Cloud, Infrastructure, High Performance Computing)
  • Systematic and Discretionary Commodities
  • Systematic and Discretionary Global Macro


Our overarching vision is to become the premier consultancy firm in the financial sector, renowned for our unwavering commitment to ethical practices, quality-driven solutions, and empathetic client relationships. We aspire to lead in innovation, continuously adapting to the ever-evolving landscape of finance and technology. As part of our long-term objectives, we intend to stay at the forefront of cutting-edge developments in the financial world.


What sets our team apart is their steadfast dedication to making a positive impact on people's lives. They are more than just consultants; they are compassionate individuals driven by a deep-seated desire to assist clients in achieving their goals and navigating complex challenges.

“This combination of academic excellence, boundless enthusiasm, and a genuine passion for making a difference forms the bedrock of our dynamic and effective consultancy team.”


I had the distinct pleasure of befriending Doug, and he easily stands out as one of the most passionate and amazing recruiters. His approach pulses with humility, interest in others, and most importantly unique insights about the industry unparalleled by others. Above all, Doug is a unifier of people who radiates kindness. He has an insatiable desire to learn about everything and anything, and selflessly help others find their perfect fit. If you have the chance of working with him please do (and attend one of his organ concerts)!

Work with Douglas has been a true honor. What really stood out to me about Doug was his attention to detail. Doug set aside time to check in with me every week, encouraged me to keep going, and gave me advice and encouragement before each interview. Doug was there for me every week during the interview process to give me feedback and reassurance, even though it lasted for several weeks. His availability despite his busy schedule made the interview process more convenient. To sum up, I am grateful for the opportunity to have met Doug, a wonderful human being. Finding someone like him is incredibly challenging, so I hope to have the opportunity to work with him again in the near future.

It has been a great experience working with Douglas this year. Doug connected me with several hedge funds and prop shops and helped me get my dream offer at my dream firm. Doug was the ideal headhunter that I was looking for! Doug worked very closely and tightly with me. This helped me with my procrastination by keeping me on the track of different interviews. Otherwise, I would have not had prepared anything before those interviews. In addition, Doug is also a nice friend to chat with. After my job hunting, we also had catchups routinely. He shared his concert video with me and it was really good. I look forward to go to his concert in person!

Douglas has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Within a short period of time he was able to introduce me to the field of quantitative finance, help me with my preparation, and land me my dream role! I can honestly say the trajectory of my life is all the better for having met and worked with him. Throughout the whole process, Doug was only ever a phone call away. Given the intensity of the process and the competitive nature of the field, having regular catchups with him made all the difference, I wouldn’t have been nearly as well off had I gone it alone or with a more “run of the mill” recruitment service. Good headhunters are (ironically) difficult to find. Rest assured that with Douglas, you have found a GREAT headhunter. I look forward to working with him again in the future!

Douglas was recommended to me as a headhunter with top tier resources and ability. I was at first very intrigued with his unique life experiences and therefore had a good first impression of him. Later this impression was confirmed by our interactions. I have had horrific experience with headhunters before. It was always clear to me that they operate with their interest as priority and would sacrifice mine when needed. Douglas surprised me by making the client's interest his priority, which showed through salary negotiation in particular. On top of all this, Douglas has very interesting personalities.

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