Macro Analyst (London)

Optiver Europe
London, United Kingdom
Highly Competitive
06 Nov 2020
02 Dec 2020
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are:

Optiver's story began over 30 years ago, when we started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam's options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology as a leading global electronic market maker specialising in pricing, execution and risk management. Working together, our traders and software engineers design proprietary systems and execute strategies to provide liquidity and increase market efficiencies. We don't just meet industry standards we aim to set them!

What you'll do:

As a Macro Analyst at Optiver, you will be joining a highly competitive and fast changing environment. You will be collaborating closely with other Analysts and Traders to provide research, scenario analysis, and trade recommendations on important macro events.

You will be responsible for leveraging knowledge of current events and your fundamental research experience to inform the team's trading decisions. You will be expected to stay up to date with global news and maintain expert-level knowledge of current events that are driving price changes and assist traders in forecasting forward volatility in FX pairs.

As a member of the Trading Team, you will collaborate with Traders, Researchers and Data Scientists to creatively solve problems and identify new trading opportunities. Ideal candidates have a self-starter mentality and are ready to bring their knowledge and skills to a growing team.

What you'll need:
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of macro research experience focused on equity markets
  • Familiarity with various research/database platforms (Bloomberg, Reuters etc)
  • An academic Bachelors degree, and ideally CFA qualification
  • Authorisation to work in the UK
  • Broad knowledge and experience across global markets
  • A keen interest in global economics and politics
  • Fluency in English and highly effective communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills with a pro-active, precise mind
  • Experience in identifying emerging opportunities and risks
  • A competitive attitude and eagerness to constantly develop

What's in it for you?

Optiver's London office is the location of our foreign exchange trading business and a growing hub for our commodity trading business. You will be part of a well-established and high performing global firm whilst experiencing the excitement that comes from a growing operation. We offer a supportive environment for you to perform at your best. Some of our key benefits Include:
  • Competitive remuneration
  • 27 paid vacation days plus all UK public holidays
  • Daily Breakfast and lunch
  • Home to office commute covered
  • 50% paid gym subscription
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Training and continuous learning opportunities
  • Access to conferences and Tech events
  • International transfer opportunities

When applying, please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English.

Kindly note we do not require the assistance of recruitment agencies at this point.

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Given the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, Optiver is managing its business remotely. Please note this opportunity will not be remote long-term and employees will be expected to work in the office once it is safe to do so.
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