Debt Capital Markets Strats - London - Vice President / Associate

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
12 May 2022
11 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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Division Summary IBD Strats are involved in marketing, structuring, pricing, and executing transactions for large corporations and institutions in the capital markets and M&A. We develop state-of-the-art quantitative and analytical methods for advising clients, and we build financing and risk-management solutions across products and industries.

IBD Strats are both investment bankers and innovators who create analytics and scalable technology platforms that will shape the future of investment banking and how we connect with clients. Direct participation in client interactions, deal executions, and other core commercial activities allows us to be in the optimal position to develop technical innovations that create economic leverage and differentiate the firm. We ensure maximum technically efficacy by encouraging fluency in the latest data science, data engineering, and software platforms through peer learning, MOOC-like curated learning, and online training resources.

Our team members are financial engineers, software engineers, and data scientists who share a passion for investment banking and the financial markets.

Job Summary & Responsibilities

We are looking for a Vice President / Associate to join the Debt Capital Markets Strats team in London. Debt Capital Markets (DCM) originates and executes debt transactions including investment grade bonds and hybrid securities for corporates, financial institutions, and sovereign-related & supranational entities.

The position involves solving business, data, and technology-related problems across DCM, using large and complex financial datasets and working in tandem with DCM marketers. The role requires a combination of the following competencies: an understanding of the financial markets and debt products, strong communication skills with non-technical clients and marketers, data and statistical analysis including machine learning, and software engineering.

As a global team, we focus on targeting deal opportunities, creating differentiated client materials, and executing transactions effectively. This requires both client-specific data analyses, as well as building tools, models, and infrastructure for broader use.

A successful candidate in our London office must act as a local liaison with our global team, and interact with the Financing Group, Classic Banking, Securities Division, and other IBD Engineering teams. We expect them to be self-led, entrepreneurial, and capable of managing the delivery and adoption of key products, as well as leading the DCM Strats effort in EMEA and train and mentor junior members of the team.

Basic Qualifications
- Bachelor's or advanced degree in a quantitative discipline
- Strong quantitative / analytic reasoning and problem-solving abilities
- Strong technical and computer programming skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills; desire and ability to play on a team
- Strong interest in finance, investment banking, and the capital markets
- Results-oriented work ethic based upon responsibility, enthusiasm, and pride in work
Preferred Qualifications - 5+ years of quantitative modeling and development experience
- 3+ years of working experience in finance, investment banking and / or capital markets

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