Strategist/Quantitative Analyst - Flow Equity Derivative Strat team

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley USA
  • 11 Dec 17 2017-12-11

Strategist/Quantitative Analyst - Flow Equity Derivative Strat team

Morgan Stanley's Equities Derivatives division is looking for a strategist/quantitative analyst for its Flow Equity Derivative Strat team. Desk strategists are key participants, together with traders and sales people, in the revenue-generating activities of our Sales & Trading Division. Desk strategists sit on the trading desk, are the primary modelers for new products, and team with the traders to deliver innovative ideas using models to analyse risks and opportunities in trading books for flow derivatives.

Responsibilities include:
· Work closely with traders to analyse large data sets with an aim to assist decision making & increase efficiency in trading
· Setup multiple backtests of hedging strategies and perform critical analysis of the results
· Build cutting edge tools for trading and risk management of equity derivatives product

Skills Required
· An advanced degree in a quantitative subject such as Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Software Engineering
· Very strong programming skills in an object oriented language applied within the library of a front office team. Database knowledge (KDB/SQL) a strong plus.
· Good knowledge of Probability, Numerical Analysis, Stochastic Calculus, Approximation theory, Partial Differential Equation and an expertise in either of these subjects
· Drive and desire to work in an intense team-oriented environment.
· Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal English.