Securities, FICC, Structured Credit Strats, Analyst/Associate/VP
MORE ABOUT THIS JOB
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. You might be involved in analyzing exposures and structuring transactions to meet client needs, or involved in designing and developing complex parallel computing architectures to optimize operating aspects of the business. Throughout the Securities Division, strategists are using quantitative and technological techniques to solve complex business problems.
The Structured Credit Trading team focuses primarily on providing secured financing to institutional clients. The group is active in lending against a wide variety of collateral such as gold, power capacity revenue streams, life settlement contracts, middle market debt, aircrafts etc. The analytics platform built and maintained by the Structured Credit Strat team allows the firm access to uniform, scalable and effective risk management tools across a large portfolio of trades, allowing the firm to prioritize client's specific needs when tailoring solutions.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL
You will work alongside traders to help structure financing trades tailor made to fit client needs. You will develop models and infrastructure to price & manage risk on cash & derivative transactions. You will have the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of real world businesses and asset classes. Every transaction is unique in its own way and constantly presents new intellectual challenges in identifying, modeling and managing the pertinent risk factors.
- Academic background in a relevant field - Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering
- Strong mathematical background including a quantitative understanding of probability.
- Strong programming background in a structured language (C, C++, Java, etc)
- Interest in finance; basic knowledge of financial markets / products (Credit/Fixed Income)
- Ability to work in a high-pressure environment and to deliver results extremely quickly
- Experience working on a trading desk
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience working in a shared codebase
ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
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