Equity Core Strat Team Strategist/Quantitative Analyst

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley USA
  • 21 Sep 17

Equity Core Strat Team Strategist/Quantitative Analyst

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic.

Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Morgan Stanley's Equities Derivatives division is looking for a strategist/quantitative developer for its Equity Derivative Core Strat team. Desk strategists are key participants, together with traders and sales people, in the revenue-generating activities of our Sales & Trading Division. Core strategists sit on the trading desk, are responsible for the architecture and development of the analytics library.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Build cutting edge components within the analytics library to improve the firm capabilities in trading and risk managing equity derivatives product
  • Participate in the design of the analytics library and its integration within the firm IT systems.
  • Implement new valuation methods and equity derivative products
  • Provide expertise on financial products traded on an equity trading desk.
  • Participate in the effort to improve our development processes.
  • Create tools to improve the productivity of the global strat team


  • Very strong programming skills in C++. Strong programming skills in Java are a positive.
  • Strong knowledge of equity derivatives. Their pricing and life-cycle.
  • Experience of working within a front office starts / quant team.
  • Several years' experience working with C++ in a commercial environment.
  • An advanced degree in a quantitative subject such as Engineering, Software Engineering Applied Mathematics, Physics,
  • Knowledge of Numerical Analysis.
  • Drive and desire to work in an intense team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal English.