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Americas Equities - Margin Trading - Associate



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Job Description

Margin Trading is a front office risk management group within Prime Financial Services (PFS) tasked with enhancing the decision-making process that goes into the allocation of scarce financial resources with a view of optimizing risk adjusted returns.

As an Associate in our team you will contribute to the team and business strategy.

Job responsibilities:

  • Analyse and address clients’ risk exposures within their portfolio
  • Enhance and develop the “Best in Class” risk management tools
  • Work with clients and internal stakeholders to develop risk management solutions that protect the firm
  • Work with the broader Risk organization to enhance stress testing capability, covering liquidation and concentration
  • Design and develop customized client financing arrangements
  • Participate in client discussions around existing and new trades and speak regularly about margin and pricing, returns and profitability with some of the firms largest institutional clients
  • Interact with internal groups, such as product development, to uncover product gaps and fix and enhance existing prime infrastructure
  • Set appropriate limits and risk appetite for clients, considering a wide range of factors.

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills:

  • You have a good understanding of financial markets and technical experience in the cash and synthetic prime brokerage business
  • The combination of your analytical and quantitative skills makes you well-versed in risk management and financial analytics
  • You are able to analyse and monitor client trades and portfolios to quantify, manage and balance risk and profitability, as well as you understand various hedge fund strategies, the underlying products, sensitivities, risk and funding profiles, and set leverage and pricing levels
  • You understand nuances in funding markets, balance sheet, risk weighted assets, and capital requirements affecting the prime brokerage and clearing business
  • You conceptualize and can help design solutions to solve client problems;
  • You bring advanced knowledge of programming languages such as Python, VBA, SQL, Jupyter, to allow for manipulation of large data sets in order to analyse trends and risk reporting
  • Your excellent communication skills and ability to articulate complex financial concepts in a clear and concise fashion makes you an impactful partner to internal desks, management and senior personnel at hedge funds.

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills:

  • Experience negotiating legal agreements for different term financing structures with customers across cash and synthetic prime brokerage
  • Experience working with credit and risk management teams, sales, stock loan, client service, product development, quantitative research and legal departments
  • Knowledge of Bloomberg API.