Securities, ESSG Strat, Analyst/Associate, London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • 19 Mar 18 2018-03-19

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Our core value is building strong relationships with our institutional clients, which include corporations, financial service providers, and fund managers. We help them buy and sell financial products on exchanges around the world, raise funding, and manage risk. This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for the markets, with individuals who thrive in fast-paced, changing environments and are energized by a bustling trading floor.

You will be joining a world leader principal investing team within the Securities Division of Goldman Sachs. You will help to develop quantitative and computational solutions to real world financial questions. You will collaborate on solutions with colleagues from multiple teams in multiple geographical locations.

The Special Situations Group (SSG) is a global multi-asset class principal investing and lending business within the Securities Division of Goldman Sachs. The European portfolio currently consists of: Corporate Loans and Bonds; Public and Private Equity; Physical Real Estate and Mortgage Portfolios; and a selection of FX, Interest Rates, Commodity, Equity and Credit Hedges. SSG Strats work extremely closely with the Traders and Investment Analysts in a collaborative environment with the joint goal of maximizing the returns of the firm. Key tasks Strats focus on include: risk modelling, portfolio valuation, hedge recommendation, capital computation, and returns optimization.

Key projects you would contribute to include:

  • Developing scalable software solutions for a wide range of financial problems
  • Developing macro risk management strategies and recommending hedging solutions
  • Developing portfolio management system and risk reports
  • Developing a Capital allocation and Return on Equity (ROE) frameworks
  • Developing bespoke pricing models and risk representations for active investments
  • Developing a comprehensive asset management platform
  • Developing the ALM framework

  • Strong programming skills with the ability to design robust and scalable software solutions
  • Strong academic background in a relevant quantitative field - Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering
  • Experience analyzing very large dataset / machine learning
  • Strong practical understanding of the underlying economic and mathematical financial theories
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Previous experience working within an Investment Bank or Hedge Fund (internships or full time employment)
  • Expertise in at least one of the following asset classes: Real Estate, FX, Interest Rates, Commodity, Equity, Credit
  • Highly organized, attention to detail and excellent follow-through
  • Demonstrated client service focus and ability to build relationships across different levels, functions and regions both internally and externally
  • Results-oriented

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