Equity Finance Strat

  • Competitive Market Rate
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Anson McCade
  • 14 Nov 17 2017-11-14

To support these various desks, a new group – Equity Finance Strats is being set up within the Global Markets Equity Strats team, which will work in close alignment with the business. The position will be a technical role within this team.

Equity Finance Strat

London based

The Equity Finance business in the bank encapsulates three main desks - Financial Resource Management (FRM), Cash and Synthetic Prime Brokerage (PB) and Securities Lending (SL). Financial Resource Management (FRM) is the centralized funding desk for the Equities business within Global Markets. The desk`s overall mandate is to fund the firm’s and the customers’ assets in a prudent and cost effective manner consistent with balance sheet, leverage, stress and risk capital targets.  FRM seeks to leverage multiple avenues of cash generation to minimize the costs of funding for the business and bring GME as close as possible to being a self-financing entity. The desk works closely with the Client Analytics group whose mandate is to analyze profitability and other return metrics for Prime Brokerage clients and drive the business`s strategy for new and existing clients. The Securities Lending desk is responsible for providing short coverage to all Equity businesses at the most optimal cost while minimizing impact on resources including balance-sheet and RWAs.

To support these various desks, a new group – Equity Finance Strats is being set up within the Global Markets Equity Strats team, which will work in close alignment with the business. The position will be a technical role within this team.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Defining and implementing the Strat solutions across the Equities business to automate effective business processes.
  • Facing-off directly to the Equity Financing trading desks as well as working closely with technology, operations and product development to deliver flexible and scalable solutions.
  • Gathering and agreeing new requirements with the business users.
  • Accessing multiple data feeds and sources and integrating these into the Strats internal database.
  • Developing new and flexible solutions integrated with the existing Strats platform to replace pre-existing  tactical solutions relating to; Trading, funding and liquidity management tools, Risk management tools, Counterparty and Client Analytics, Asset based pricing framework and integration with the existing Risk and PnL framework and Inventory optimization.

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Strong programming skills and experience in Python and Java or C++.
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases (Cassandra) is desirable.
  • Previous experience of operating in a Front Office environment supporting desks across Fixed Income, Equities, FX or Commodities.
  • Relevant education such as a BSc / MSc / PhD in a relevant subject such as Finance, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Econometrics, Statistics or Engineering, or the equivalent work experience or qualifications.
  • Strong quantitative and analytic skills.
  • The ability to communicate effectively across multiple teams and functions, in addition to excellent interpersonal skills.