Snr Quant Analyst, Credit Derivatives, Large Hedge Fund, (VP/Dir) LDN & NYC

London
Ref: QACR-2303
Total up to £300K + Benefits
Leading Asset Management Firm
CDS, CDS Index Options, Index Tranches, Corporate bonds, Loans, C++

This leading Asset Management Service firm has over 200 staff and offices in London, Hong Kong, and New York.  Their Quant team develop and enhance the core Quant analytics library (written in C++) and provide front office tools for traders/PMs. Their platform is considered an industry leader in trading analytics, risk analysis and operational robustness, delivering pricing, scenario, risk and P&L for their portfolios and the ability to structure and overlay new positions. 

You will play an integral role in further developing our analytics for credit cash and derivative products and associated analysis tools to meet the needs of client portfolio managers.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Play an integral role in leveraging the analytics and front end to build-out a market leading library and risk, PnL system for Credit Derivatives 
  • Apply your deep knowledge of Credit Derivatives, Markets & modelling
  • Build out library functionality for valuation, risk, scenario analysis 

KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE:

  • 4-10 yrs professional experience as a Credit Derivatives Quant including, e.g.,  CDS, CDS Index Options, Index Tranches, Bespoke Tranches, Corporate bonds, Loans, etc.
  • Deep knowledge of and passion for derivative analytics & markets
  • PhD or Masters in a quantitative discipline
  • Confident working with C++
  • Good SQL, Excel  (some C# but not essential)
  • Experience working with the front-office
  • Ability to communicate with PMs/traders.
  • Able to discuss issues such as:
    - CDO correlation model with stochastic correlation?
    - Callable bond modelling: what model would you use?
    - Index basis volatility?