Associate - Quant

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 21 Mar 18 2018-03-21

Associate - Quant

Job Description:
The EMEA Equity Quantitative Strategies Group (QSG) is seeking a Strat for a London based role within the ESSL team (Equity Synthetics and Securities Lending). The role requires working in partnership with the ESSL trading desks, technology, support partners as well as the global ESSL QSG team to develop and improve the existing platform.

Primarily focusing on tools & analysis across revenue, pricing & optimization and workflow; the role requires strong technical skills and an ability to work directly with trading in a fast paced environment to help deliver on the strategic objectives for the equity business. Excellent communication skills and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team is a must.


  • Bachelors/Masters (or equivalent) in quantitative subject (e.g. Maths, Physics, Computer Science)
  • Strong programming, analytical and data skills including;
    • Experience of modern Object-oriented programming languages (Python or C# preferred)
    • Knowledge or experience of enterprise databases, e.g. Sybase, Oracle, MSSQL or DB2; past experience with column store analytics DBs is highly desirable
    • Competent with Excel, especially formula
  • Demonstrable experience in finance industry
  • Experience working in a front office role, or within a team directly supporting traders and/or salespersons
  • Financial Markets experience \ knowledge and understanding of trading mechanics of global equity markets; past experience of Client Equity Swap, Stockloan and/or Prime Brokerage businesses is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of Python and associated common packages
  • Involved in projects analysing or visualising large datasets for management reporting
  • Worked on quantitative trading or supporting functions, e.g. research, analytics
  • Proven track record of working in global teams, dealing with different parts of an institution especially coordinating with technology colleagues

If you are interested in this opportunity please send your details to us by applying online with your CV.

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