Senior Derivative Strategy Manager

The Emerald Group
London, United Kingdom
£Market rate
03 Aug 2022
02 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Key Responsibilities:

Role Objectives

• Assist with ad-hoc Group-level hedging for BPA, M&A amongst others

• Assist with the design, development and deployment of derivative-based risk-management strategy

• Support projects focused on developing/enhancing middle and back office infrastructure within the asset manager

• Keep abreast of market developments (e.g. Libor discontinuation, RPI reform) and help communicate these to relevant stakeholders.

• Maintain regular communication with core counterparty banks to keep abreast of key market themes

• Support the development of new derivative-based asset capabilities within the investment teams

Job Dimensions

• Engage with LifeCo and banks mainly but also asset managers and consultants

• Interaction with wider ALM & SAA teams and wider company

• Manage stakeholder across different teams internally and externally with conflicting priorities and objectives

What We're Looking For:


• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

• Good interpersonal and communication skills

• Good presentation skills

• Ability to work on a project basis

• Ability to work to tight timescales within a high energy team environment


• Knowledge of the key product, pricing and risk characteristics across inflation, credit, rates and equity derivatives is needed. Rates at a minimum.

• Ability to structure a portfolio of simple vanilla derivative hedges to manage complex exposures

• Fluency in MS Excel is required

• Familiarity with quantitative toolkits/systems such as Bloomberg, Python, VBA, Matlab, R, other analytical data tools is strongly preferred.

• Familiarity with Financial Information System Software such as Aladdin preferred.


• Structuring experience in banking or front-office derivative team within an asset manager or insurer


• Strong experience in a middle-office derivative team within a bank, asset manager or insurer with the ambition and technical ability to move into a front-office team

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