Global Markets, Equities SPG Strats, Associate, London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 14009261
Job Summary & Responsibilities Goldman Sachs' Strats business unit is a world leader in developing quantitative and technological techniques to solve complex business problems. Working within the firm's trading, sales, banking and investment management divisions, strats use their mathematical and scientific training to create financial products, advise clients on transactions, measure risk, and identify market opportunities.
Securities Strats play important roles in several areas. Some Strats sit on trading desks, creating cutting-edge derivative pricing models and developing empirical models to provide insight into market behavior. Others develop automated trading algorithms for the firm and its clients, taking an active part in the increasing shift from voice to electronic trading. Sales Strats work directly with the firm's sales force and clients, analyzing exposures, structuring transactions, and applying quantitative concepts to meet client needs. Between these teams, Core Strats design and develop complex parallel computing architectures, electronic trading tools, and advanced algorithms. Basic Qualifications Successful members of our team hold Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, and many other fields.
Although the work performed by Strats is financial in nature, applicants need not have specific financial knowledge or experience to apply. As a business unit, we are interested in bright individuals who have advanced mathematical and computational backgrounds and a willingness to learn about finance.
We are interested in applicants who possess skills in several of the following areas:
??? Mathematics: Understanding of partial differential equations, stochastic calculus, time series analysis, statistics and numerical techniques. ??? Technology: Experience building large-scale distributed systems, implementing fundamental algorithms and working in different programming languages. ??? Finance: Understanding of market dynamics and conventions, and of different products' behaviors and specifications.
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