Fixed Income Credit Complex Cross Desk Strategist

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley USA
  • 26 May 19

Fixed Income Credit Complex Cross Desk Strategist

Morgan Stanley's business around the world is supported by groups and teams with a wide variety of specialized skills. They provide information and strategic thinking to the Management Committee; help to ensure the long-term growth and efficient day-to-day functioning of our business; and serve the well-being of our shareholders, clients and employees.

The Fixed Income Division is comprised of Interest Rate and Currency Products, Credit Products and Distribution. Professionals in the Division assess and actively manages risk, trade securities, and structure as well as execute innovative transactions in the fast-paced and constantly changing global markets. The Commodities Division is a market leader in energy, metals, and agricultural product trading worldwide whose professionals trade in both physical and derivative commodity risk.

The FID Credit Complex Cross Desk team is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate / VP Level Desk Strategist with strong analytical and technology skills to join the team. The new hire will be working in a management facing role, building complex wide metrics to track business performance and help business leaders to allocate resources efficiently. The Cross Desk team oversees the full development lifecycle for business metrics: requirements and data gathering, analysis, presentation, implementation and reporting. Business metrics include performance metrics for Trading and Sales, post trade analytics and tracking market electronification and other market microstructure trends.


Skills required:
• Bachelor's degree or higher in financial engineering, computer sciences, economics or related field.
• Recent experience as a desk strategist / quant on either buy-side or sell-side
• Excellent quantitative, analytical, problem solving skills
• Working knowledge of q/kdb+ or a major object oriented programming language
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills
• Strong self-motivation
Ability to work with a strong sense of urgency while maintaining attention to detail

Skills preferred:
• MFE or other master's degree in a related discipline
• Demonstrated project management experience
• Experience with Corporate Credit, Securitized Products or Municipal Securities