Securities, Cross-Asset Listed Derivatives Strategist, Sales & Structuring Strats, Associate/VP, Lon

Recruiter
Goldman Sachs
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Aug 2019
Closes
30 Aug 2019
Ref
6377447
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
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.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS YOUR IMPACT
As a strategist who sits in the Securities Division, you will play an integral role on the trading floor. Throughout the Securities Division, strategists are using quantitative analysis, market observations and technology to solve business problems.
OUR IMPACT The Securities Division
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.

The Strats Team
The Sales & Structuring Strats team performs quantitative and other analysis, working with tools, models and markets data to help facilitate financial transactions. The team includes experts in financial markets and products, structuring, technology, data analysis and marketing. We work with Sales, Trading, Technology and other areas of the Securities Division, and with clients.

HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL
You will help grow Goldman Sachs' market share in our listed futures and options business. You have some experience in this field, most commonly from another bank or buy-side, or clearinghouse, data company, independent research firm or broker/dealer. You are passionate about macroeconomic markets and happenings, comfortable across asset classes, have an outgoing personality that likes to engage with teammates and clients, and sound quantitative skills. You are joining a team of Futures and Structuring Strats, within the GS Strats community and a flagship FCM business (Futures Commission Merchant), alongside the Securities Sales & Trading franchise.

Your primary responsibilities will be to create content (trade ideas, reports and written commentary), perform analyses for client requests and attend client calls/meetings, and help with projects and strategic initiatives. Examples include tactical trade ideas expressed through intermarket spreads, curves or options; cash/futures RV trades and comparisons of implementation between listed derivatives vs. physical or OTC; and working with teammates to increase our market share in key client and product segments. GS is an industry leader in the space, with a strong platform in place that you will leverage and grow further.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WE'RE LOOKING FOR Basic Qualifications
1. Prior work experience with listed derivatives and idea generation 2. Sound basic quantitative skills in areas including time series analysis, statistics and futures & options pricing; Strats are commonly domain experts in their space 3. Comfort across asset classes in fixed income (short rates & bonds), equity index and major commodity markets; the role is based in London with a focus on European-exchange based derivatives in these areas 4. Good communication skills (written & verbal) and initiative. Clear, critical thinking Preferred Qualifications
1. Programing abilities in object oriented (e.g. Python, C++, Java) and statistical languages; many of the relevant analytics are in the firm's code and data bases 2. CFA or relevant post-graduate degree (e.g. MFE or technical science). More advanced quantitative or data science skills. Strong fixed income expertise

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.

© The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2019. All rights reserved Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.

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