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Quantitative Trader (Credit Risk Book)

Quantitative Trader (Credit Risk Book)
New York, US
150,000 - 275,000
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Job Description

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (‘‘Jefferies,’’ ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us’’ or ‘‘our’’) is a U.S.-headquartered global full service, integrated investment banking and securities firm. Our largest subsidiary, Jefferies LLC, a U.S. broker-dealer, was founded in the U.S. in 1962 and our first international operating subsidiary, Jefferies International Limited, a U.K. broker-dealer, was established in the U.K. in 1986. Our strategy focuses on continuing to build out our investment banking effort, enhancing our capital markets businesses and further developing our Leucadia Asset Management alternative asset management platform. We offer deep sector expertise across a full range of products and services in investment banking, equities, fixed income, asset and wealth management in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East and Asia.

Position: Jefferies Equity Central Risk Book is activity looking for an experienced quantitative trader (VP/SVP) in the New York City office. The CRB operates within the broader cash equity business and is responsible for providing liquidity to both internal/external clients while managing the resulting portfolio risk. Candidates will need considerable experience designing automated trading strategies, managing flow, and be comfortable with doing independent research in the context of the team’s overall product strategy.


· +10 years’ experience in capital markets with at least 3-5 years in central risk trading

· Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative finance, computer science, or financial engineering

· Experience modeling automated trading, alpha generation, and internalization strategies

· In depth understanding of pricing, market making, and risk management in Single Stocks, ETFs, and Baskets

· Comfortable providing thought leadership and opinions for the direction of the business

· Resourceful self-starter, able to work autonomously and as team player

· Strong ability to manage individual personalities

· Coding background in Python, KDB, and/or C++

· Experience predicting and managing liquidity events related to index rebalances

· Exposure to broader ETF ecosystem and market structure dynamics

· Series 7, 63, 57 licenses (or ability to pass exams)

The salary range for this role is $150,000 - $275,000.

At Jefferies, we believe that diversity fosters creativity, innovation and thought leadership through the infusion of new ideas and perspectives. We have made a commitment to building a culture that provides opportunities for all employees regardless of our differences and supports a workforce that is reflective of the communities where we work and live. As a result, we are able to pool our collective insights and intelligence to provide fresh and innovative thinking for our clients.

Jefferies is an equal employment opportunity employer. We practice equal opportunity for all, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, genetic information, reproductive health decisions, or any other factor protected by law. We are committed to hiring the most qualified applicants and complying with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws. As part of this commitment, Jefferies will extend reasonable accommodations to individuals with qualified disabilities, as appropriate, under applicable law.

All employees must follow Jefferies’ COVID-19 policy, which is subject to change. Your acceptance of an offer means that you will comply with the COVID-19 policy. Jefferies expects that you will work in-person in the office on a schedule set by your manager or the firm.

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