Desk Strat - EQ Prime Services Desk Strats

    • New York, NY


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.


As a strategist who sits in the Securities Division, you will play an integral role on the trading floor. You may create cutting-edge derivative pricing models and empirical models to provide insight into market behavior, or develop automated trading algorithms for the firm and its clients. You might be involved in analyzing exposures and structuring transactions to meet client needs, or involved in designing and developing complex parallel computing architectures, electronic trading tools, and advanced algorithms. Throughout the Securities Division, strategists are using quantitative and technological techniques to solve complex business problems.


Team Description


Our global team is a fundamental part of the Prime Brokerage and Clearing Services groups under the Prime Services umbrella within the Securities Division. We drive major business decisions and run business critical systems in the following areas.

Our funding/inventory management strats work with securities lending and the synthetic product desk in conducting transactions and managing risk. In this entrepreneurial role, we build and maintain real-time and scalable trading, inventory management and funding platforms and identify trade opportunities systematically.

While organized in different teams and locations, we pride ourselves in our teamwork across the globe and teams to find solutions that help our business thrive around the world. Our team members have a wide variety of quantitative academic and cultural backgrounds. This diversity helps us to find innovative solutions for our complex business problems. It is an exciting time to join our growing team.


If you are looking for an entrepreneurial position allowing you to fully leverage your strong quantitative, engineering and communication skills to solve challenging real world problems, then our funding/inventory management strat team has the ideal opportunity for you. In this role you will work cross-functionally to build scalable and robust platforms to optimize and automate inventory management decisions. As a member of our growing team, you will have the opportunity to improve our offering to our clients across the physical and synthetic Prime Brokerage.


  • Strong academic background in a relevant field - Mathematics, engineering, computer science, or economics background, including a quantitative understanding of statistics and probability
  • Strong programming skills in a modern programming language (C++, Python, Java or equivalent language) and familiarity with object oriented design principles
  • Ability to work as a member of a global team and deliver results quickly
  • Ability to solve technical problems and explain the underlying ideas to a non-technical audience

Preferred Qualifications

Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of financial markets, in particular, understanding of one delta products, and financial mathematics is a plus
  • Successful track record of building scalable systems with clearly defined SLAs in a financial setting.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit



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