• Securities, Ficcs Emerging Markets Desk Strats Team (Credit focus), London

    Location(s) UK-London
    Job ID
    2019-54646
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Associate
    Function(s)
    General
    Region
    EMEA
    Division
    Securities
    Business Unit
    FICC Desk Strats
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    SECURITIES

    Our core value is building strong relationships with our institutional clients, which include corporations, financial service providers, and fund managers. We help them buy and sell financial products on exchanges around the world, raise funding, and manage risk. This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for the markets, with individuals who thrive in fast-paced, changing environments and are energized by a bustling trading floor.

     

    At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally.  From collaborative work spaces and ergonomic services to wellbeing and resilience offerings, we offer our people the flexibility and support they need to reach their goals in and outside the office.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Your Impact

    Do you have strong quantitative and analytical skills with a business mind-set? We’re looking for a professional to join our Emerging Markets (EM) Strats team in London to work with the trading desk in order to bring innovative, quantitative, and technological solutions to solve complex problems.

     

    More precisely, your immediate role will be to help us develop an auto-quoting algo for Bonds and ETFs. This is a global project across Investment Grade, High Yield, and EM (EMEA, Latam and Asia) so you will naturally be working and networking with other Credit Strats across locations.

     

    This presents a highly visible platform to use your skills and knowledge into making a direct impact to the firm’s bottom line. Given that the EM desk is cross-asset desk, beyond your immediate focus on Credit, you will also gain and/or increase familiarity with a wide range of asset classes & risk factors (Credit/FX/Rates, vanillas/options/structured).

     

    This provides an invaluable and unusual opportunity to build a deep foundation of product knowledge.

     

    What we do

    The Securities’ division core value is building strong relationships with our institutional clients, which include corporations, financial service providers, and fund managers. We help them buy and sell financial products on exchanges around the world, raise funding, and manage risk. This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for the markets, with individuals who thrive in fast-paced, changing environments and are energized by a bustling trading floor.

     

    The Strats business unit develops quantitative and technological techniques to solve complex business problems. Desk Strats sit on trading floors, creating cutting-edge models, analytics, data visualization and trading tools, for our internal and external clients.
    Within the EM Desk Strat role, you will be responsible for creating and providing solutions to the EM trading desk, in all Rates, FX and Credit asset classes, from One Delta to Exotics products.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Develop an auto-quoting algo for EM Bonds and ETFs (immediate role)
    • Develop and support cutting-edge pricing models (more broadly)
    • Increase client market share via innovative tools and data analytics
    • Partner with the trading desk to develop and implement quantitative and technological solutions

     

    Qualifications

    • Strong quantitative, analytical, and coding skills
    • MS, or PhD in Quantitative Finance, Maths, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering
    • Self-driven, quick learner, can-do attitude, always efficiently seeking effective solutions.
    • Results-oriented -- ability to balance multiple, time-sensitive projects while maintaining a longer term, strategic focus

    Preferred:

    • 2-4 years prior experience in a Quant role (in EM, Credit, or systematic market-making)

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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