IED, Equity Derivatives Strat - Front Office Risk Automation and Tooling Strat, Associate / Vice President

Morgan Stanley

Company Type

Posting Date

Mar 7, 2021

Primary Location

Europe, Middle East, Africa-United Kingdom-United Kingdom-London


Quantitative Strategies Full Time Vice President


Company Profile

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 Equity 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.

As a first project, the candidate will be working on monitoring tools to improve the health quality of the risk and pricing plant. The candidate will also be involved in tools and application to improve the management of risks and the operational flow involved in trading derivatives products. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Building monitoring tools to improve the health and quality of the risk plant.
  • Build cutting edge tools for trading and risk managing equity derivatives product
  • Analyse and manage the risk of the positions currently in the book
  • Create tools to assist decision making & increase efficiency in trading 


Skills Required:

  • An advanced degree in a quantitative subject such as Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Software Engineering is mandatory
  • Very strong programming skills in an object oriented language (C++ or Java) applied within the library of a front office team.
  • Strong knowledge of Equity Derivatives products is required
  • 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.

Interested in flexible working opportunities? Morgan Stanley empowers employees to have greater freedom of choice through flexible working arrangements. Speak to our recruitment team to find out more.

Given the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all interviews will be conducted by phone or virtual connection to protect our candidates and employees

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