European Power & Gas Desk Strategist

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 27 May 18 2018-05-27

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Company Profile

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.

Department Profile

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 across a broad range of commodities markets, with expertise in areas including client risk management, financing solutions and investor products Sales & Trading.

Morgan Stanley Embedded Desk Strategist (Strat) teams reside within our Sales & Trading businesses including Equity, Fixed Income, and Commodities as well as our Banking businesses including Investment Banking and Global Capital Markets.

Primary Responsibilities

We are seeking an experienced Quant. with strong technology skills to join our front office commodities strategies team. The successful individual will be involved in developing the new European Power and Gas business, and in supporting traders' daily operations.

Responsibilities include building and supporting pricing models and valuation tools to be used by the traders. The successful candidate must be a result-oriented problem solver, who can pick required math and finance knowledge as needed.


Skills required (essential)

  • Proven prior experience with Power and Gas experience in European markets.
  • Knowledge of Option pricing theory and Finance.
  • Advanced degree (MSc/PhD) in a quantitative subject such as Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering.
  • Strong programming language skills: C++, Java, Scala, Q/KDB; and MS Excel experience at VBA level.
  • Willingness to learn proprietary technologies and solutions.

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.