Securities, Quantitative Strategies Researcher, Equities Systematic Market Making Strats, Analyst/Associate/VP, London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • 23 Apr 18 2018-04-23

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MORE ABOUT THIS JOB SECURITIES
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.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS SECURITIES
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.

OUR IMPACT
Cash Equities Systematic Market Making team belongs to broader Systematic Market Making group in Securities, covering specifically European single stocks electronic market making business. Our goal is to provide high quality, low latency principal liquidity solutions to clients and become a competitive liquidity provider across different trading venues. On software development front it requires building low latency components such as connectivity to external trading venues, quoting engines and risk management system. On quantitative research front it requires continuous effort on improving trading strategies, risk management, post-trade analysis, and close collaboration with developers to contribute to research platform and monitoring applications. The team has an
entrepreneurial environment that fosters collaboration and creativity.

YOUR IMPACT
With your quantitative research background and understanding of financial markets, you will be able to improve our competitive edge by improving liquidity provision strategies and risk management; your insight in the nature of different research problems will help us make the platform a bigger leverage for researchers.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL

  • Deliver direct commercial impact through creating and improving signals and strategies, research on risk management
  • Improving post-trade and strategy performance analytics
  • Working closely with developers to contribute to research platform, including backtesting and simulation tools
  • Working closely with developers to improve monitoring applications
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WE'RE LOOKING FOR
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Strong academic background with MS/PhD degree in quantitative subject such as mathematics, statistics
  • Strong motivation to turn research into commercial impact
  • High standards for research work quality, high level of rigor and discipline
  • Intellectual curiosity, demonstrated interest in quantitative trading, market structure and behavior
  • Team player, learning from others as well as sharing knowledge, desire to keep improving communication effectiveness
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience in quantitative research in academic or industrial environment, preferably European equity markets
  • In depth experience with Python or C++
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of statistical learning methods
  • Experience in building research infrastructure
  • Experience with handling large datasets


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