Private Wealth Management, Managed Strategies, Portfolio Manager/Trader - Analyst, London

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
15 Nov 2022
26 Nov 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Consumer and Wealth Management (CWM)

Across Consumer and Wealth Management (CWM), Goldman Sachs helps empower clients and customers around the world reach their financial goals. Our advisor-led wealth management businesses provide financial planning, investment management, banking and comprehensive advice to a wide range of clients, including ultra-high net worth and high net worth individuals, as well as family offices, foundations and endowments, and corporations and their employees. Our consumer business provides digital solutions for consumers to better spend, borrow, invest, and save. Across CWM, our growth is driven by a relentless focus on our people, our clients and leading-edge technology, data and design.

Private Wealth Management (PWM)

Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management (PWM) specializes in creating comprehensive wealth management plans for ultra-high net worth individuals and families, as well as select institutions, including foundations and endowments. PWM teams work one-on-one with clients to advise and deliver customized strategies drawn from our deep investment experience, diverse wealth management capabilities and global reach. Our Private Wealth Advisors (PWAs) deliver an unparalleled investment platform inclusive of the full product and service offerings of Goldman Sachs and beyond, which may include tax and estate planning, philanthropic planning and private banking and lending services. As client needs evolve, this close relationship allows the team to offer complementary services and new opportunities by leveraging the resources of Goldman Sachs and beyond

The Managed Strategies team, part of the Consumer and Wealth Management's (CWM) Capital Markets Group, is responsible for all discretionary solutions offering for PWM clients. It provides clients the opportunity to invest in discretionary managed strategies and supervises over $30bn of asset globally.
The team partners with clients to identify investment objectives and implements differentiated equity strategies in order to tailor portfolios to meet both strategic and tactical goals . We operate via two key pillars:
  1. GOAS (Goldman Option Advisory Service) an option writing strategy and
  2. Beta+ a structured index investment platform.
Furthermore, client also have access to more customized option overlay solutions/strategies that meet their more specific risk/return goals and investment objectives.
The team is currently seeking an analyst to work as a member of the GOAS Portfolio Management team. The role in its core will involve managing risk for the discretionary option overlay business and helping further develop the platform.
The candidate will be working closely with senior PMs and the rest of the team to manage risk and trade option based strategies but will also be involved in the ongoing development of the team's offering and technological projects.
As an execution trader the candidate will contribute to the operational side of the business managing inflows, outflows, bookings as well as liaising with external brokers, generating trade ideas and market color.
Furthermore, the candidate will be liaising with internal stakeholders such as technology, compliance and legal teams in order to appropriately specify requirements on a go-forward basis.
  • Actively managing option portfolios alongside senior PMs: reviewing risk across mandates, following cross-asset markets and generating trade ideas.
  • Executing and booking option trades across different markets: OTC, listed, Index and Single Stock.
  • Manage relationships with internal teams (compliance, legal, operations, technology, sales) as well as external broker-dealers.
  • Working on wide-ranging projects such as streamlining processes, improving the technological infrastructure but also on the development of new strategies to increase the discretionary offering.
  • 1 to 3 years of capital markets experience
  • Strong interest in capital markets and more specifically equity derivatives and risk management.
  • Good coding knowledge (excel VBA or other coding languages a plus)
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Academic background in a quantitative subject is preferred


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