Global Markets Division, Equity STS Vol Control Trader, Aso/VP, London

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
12 May 2022
11 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Global Markets

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 professionals the flexibility and support they need to reach their goals in and outside the office.
Job Summary & Responsibilities
  • Responsibility for daily risk-management of the retail part of the Systematic Trading Strategies (STS) trading book (executing hedges, developing risk management strategies and utilities) with a focus on options on Volatility Controlled Indices (both vanilla and exotics)
  • Responsibility for communication of trading book risks and PnL to Trading Leadership;
  • Working closely with Structurers and Strategists on research and implementation of new Quantitative Strategies in retail space;
  • Expanding the trading infrastructure to allow the team to trade new sophisticated strategies;
  • Developing a cross-function, cross-asset and cross-regional network within the firm;
  • Working with sales and structuring to expand overall franchise business;
London-based STS Trading Desk is a highly regarded team within Global Markets Division responsible for pricing and risk management of exposure to quantitative trading strategies developed internally at Goldman Sachs. The desk manages sizable principal risks across multiple markets (Equities, Rates, FX, Commodities and Credit) both in volatility and one-delta space. We work very closely with the structuring and sales teams globally to create innovative structures, solutions and strategies for our franchise, while also risk managing positions that cannot be easily hedged.
Required Qualifications
  • Experience in risk managing of Volatility Controlled book gained at other Investment Bank will be a plus
  • Good intuition of pricing model: Local Volatility, Stochastic Volatility, Jump Diffusion
  • Understanding of common retail pay-outs (Autocalls, TARNs, etc) will be a plus
  • Basic knowledge of coding (Python, C++ or similar)
  • Strong academic background, ideally in a highly quantitative subject (Mathematics, Physical, Engineering, Finance/Financial Economics or Computing)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Great attention to detail, ability to multi-task


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