Securities, FICC, Systematic Trading Strategies, Sales Strat, Associate / VP

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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.

DIVISIONAL OVERVIEW Goldman Sachs' Strats business unit is a world leader in developing quantitative and technological techniques to solve complex business problems. Working within the firm's trading, sales, banking and investment management divisions, strats use their mathematical and scientific training to create financial products, advise clients on transactions, measure risk, and identify market opportunities. Roles within Securities Strats Securities Strats play important roles in several areas. Some Strats sit on trading desks, creating cutting-edge derivative pricing models and developing empirical models to provide insight into market behavior. Others develop automated trading algorithms for the firm and its clients, taking an active part in the increasing shift from voice to electronic trading. A third group works directly with the firm's sales force and clients, analyzing exposures, structuring transactions, and applying quantitative concepts to meet client needs. The work involves developing a thorough understanding of the full range of investment products and strategies offered by the firm, an ability to capture the characteristics of those investments in mathematical models and the creation of infrastructure to make those analyses reusable and scalable across our businesses. Systematic Trading Strategies The Systematic Trading Strategies (STS) business is a global Strat team responsible for building cutting-edge systematic FICC "index" products—liquid, transparent, and investible vehicles that provide clients with cutting-edge access to market risk factors and trading strategies.

Job Summary: Join the FICC STS Sales Strats team to work on systematic strategies and indices for investors covering several asset classes (risk premia based strategies amongst others). Enjoy a widely scoped role that covers the full spectrum of the index development cycle, from idea conceptualization to implementation, client interaction, quantitative strategy analysis to methodology documentation, facilitating custom solutions for clients while working within a robust and scalable product framework.

Responsibilities: Key responsibilities will include promoting FICC based systematic trading strategies, helping facilitate transactions by working with sales teams to engage with clients on their product goals, and ongoing maintenance of products and client relationships through quantitative tools to understand the drivers of strategy performance. You will establish and build-on partnerships with colleagues across the STS business and associated sales teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in a FICC related role combining both quantitative and business aspects • Understanding of basic financial mathematics • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Comfortable managing multiple stakeholders, demonstrating initiative and showing commercial impact • Candidate should be driven, demonstrate initiative, be technical and commercial-minded• Academic background in a quantitative or technical discipline • Knowledge of developing scalable solutions

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