Associate - Quant Trading Associate - Quant Trading …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 02 Oct 19
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 02 Oct 19
Associate - Quant Trading

Jefferies, the global investment banking firm, has served companies and investors for over 50 years. Headquartered in New York with its European head office in London and staff in over 30 global cities, the firm provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage and securities research, and wealth and asset management. Jefferies provides research and execution services in equity, fixed income, foreign exchange, futures and commodities markets, and a full range of investment banking services including underwriting, merger and acquisition, restructuring and recapitalisation.

Equities has been the core of Jefferies for 50 years. Our experienced sales and trading professionals deliver high-touch services to help clients develop investing strategies and execute stock transactions in exchanges across the globe. We act as agent, principal or market maker to provide clients with high execution quality in varying liquidity situations. Jefferies consistently ranks in the Top 12 in U.S. equity trading volume, market share, sales quality and trading quality. In recent years, we have invested in market professionals in Europe and Asia to deliver a global offering to our clients.

We are seeking a quant trading associate to work within our Centralised Risk Book (CRB) team. The role will require a combination of quantitive analysis, ability to learn programming languages for data management (Q, python) and market-based acumen.
The ideal candidate should have experience in either coding, trading or quantitive analysis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Committing firm capital to facilitate client business
  • Analyse market impact and derive optimal liquidation approaches
  • Driving client commission through inventory-based IOI strategy
  • Risk management of Jefferies inventory on a Central Risk Book (CRB)
  • Design and implement hedging strategies to reduce PnL volatility on CRB inventory

Person Specification

The following skills and experience are required for this role:

  • Advance excel, some programming experience (ideally Python and/or Q)
  • Desire to learn new programming languages
  • Strong data manipulation and familiarity with analysing large data sets
  • Degree educated
  • Genuine interest in equities and financial markets
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and energy in approach to new problems
  • Collaborative approach to decision making together with ability to work independently
  • Fluency in English