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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.
Morgan Stanley's Equities Derivatives division is looking for a strategist/quantitative analyst for its Exotic Derivative Strat team. Desk strategists are key participants, together with traders and sales people, in the revenue-generating activities of our Sales & Trading Division. Desk strategists sit on the trading desk, are the primary modellers for new products, and team with the traders to deliver innovative ideas using models to analyse risks and opportunities in trading books for complex derivatives.
Exotic strats are responsible for implementing and supporting the models used in exotic trading. They also look after automation of the Exotics product flow, including pricing methodology, control of the pricing platform and automated booking. They also assist with tooling for exotics trading, to improve the risk management and hedging infrastructure.
Build cutting edge tools for trading and risk managing equity derivatives product
Implement new stochastic processes to value exotic hybrid securities and support existing library
Conduct analysis of complex trade to assess the best pricing method
Analyse and manage the risk of the positions currently in the book
Create tools to assist decision making & increase efficiency in trading
An advanced degree in a quantitative subject such as Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Software Engineering is mandatory
Very strong modelling skills, with knowledge of Exotic Rates models a strong plus
Very strong programming skills in an object oriented language applied within the library of a front office team is mandatory
Good knowledge of Probability, Numerical Analysis, Stochastic Calculus, Approximation theory, Partial Differential Equation and an expertise in either of these subjects
Drive and desire to work in an intense team-oriented environment.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal English.
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.