Global Markets, FICC - Passive Currency Overlay Strats - Sales Strategist, Associate/VP, London

Location(s) UK-MDDSX-London
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Global Markets
Business Unit
FICC Franchise Sales Strats
Employment Type



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.


What We Do


The Passive Currency Overlay Strats team delivers solutions to our clients that need to systematically trade currencies or hedge FX exposure. This requires leveraging a diverse skillset across Quantitative, Engineering, and Business disciplines, with the ultimate goal of delivering cutting edge client solutions. You will also structure transactions to meet client needs and work in a close globally connected team centric environment. You will work directly with clients in collaboration with your Sales colleagues. This broad mandate will require you to be agile with an entrepreneurial mindset to creatively and quickly solve complex problems.


The team is small and dynamic, and allows for a high level of ownership and quick career progression.


Your Impact

Your work will directly impact the Securities Division and help shape the next generation platforms that are both scalable and bespoke to our client's needs in a truly end-to-end framework. This is a fast-paced and highly challenging environment that will push you to fulfill your fullest professional potential.



Throughout the Securities Division, strategists are using quantitative and technological techniques to solve complex business problems. As a Sales Strategist, you will play an integral role on the trading floor and work directly with clients to create cutting-edge solutions by leveraging technology and market insight.


Your overall responsibilities will be to help drive and grow the Systematic Overlay business. These responsibilities will fall within 2 main categories: Client Solutioning and Product Development.




You will collaborate with the Sales franchise spanning a variety of teams within GS to identify opportunities and engage in pitching the offering to prospective clients. The business requires a consultative approach, therefore the candidate will be required to develop an in-depth understanding of the FX markets, GS platform and client needs. The role will include daily interactions with clients on the phone and in-person.



You will also be engaged in product development by owning and managing specific initiatives to ensure successful delivery as well as by collaborating with several different internal groups. Whether these development projects are new ideas or based on client requests, the aim is to continuously keep improving the platform. The work requires a solid understanding of various different processes as well as interacting with internal and external infrastructure, which sometimes require (basic) coding skills.


Who We Look For

We are looking for a savvy financial engineer who is entrepreneurial and driven to deliver the finance products and services of the future.


Basic Qualifications

  • Academic background in a STEM discipline such as Financial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, and Computer Science
  • Analytical background including an understanding of probability and statistics
  • Experience in software development using languages like C/C++, Python, Java, SQL, etc.
  • Ability to effectively lead a project as well as communicate and present solutions verbally, in writing, and in presentations
  • Experience and passion for working with and supporting clients directly
  • Knowledge of financial markets / products such as FX






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