• Custom Basket Strats

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director, Associate
    Business Unit
    EQ Desk Strats
    Employment Type


    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.


    Job Summary & Responsibilities

    The Synthetic Products Group desk writes swaps on Equities, some of which reference custom baskets. The Custom Baskets strat team is responsible for tools to create and manage these baskets.  The role involves:

    • Driving innovation through product and platform development
    • Helping to facilitate bespoke custom basket trades for clients in a scalable infrastructure
    • Developing infrastructure and tools to administer basket rebalances for external clients and internal trading teams
    • Automation of corporate action adjustments and improvement of work-flow
    • Providing metrics for basket trades, to drive sales and trading decisions and to grow the business
    • Both independent and collaborative work, involving several sales/strat/trading teams globally


    Basic Qualifications


    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, time series analysis, statistics and numerical techniques. 
    • Technology: Experience of object oriented design, implementation of optimisation algorithms and working in different programming languages (Python/C++ etc). Knowledge of developing scalable solutions.
    • Finance: Understanding of market dynamics and conventions, and of different products' behaviors and specifications. An understanding of financing markets or the Prime Brokerage business would be beneficial.
    • Teamwork: Ability to build on partnerships with colleagues across global Equities teams involved in developing and trading custom basket products, including Trading/Structuring/Sales/Tech/Ops teams
    • Communication and commercial impact: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Comfortable managing multiple stakeholders, demonstrating initiative and showing commercial impact. Candidate should be driven, demonstrate initiative, be technical and commercial-minded


    Goldman Sachs is an equal opportunity employer. 


    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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