Quantitative Risk Analyst

| Chicago

ThinkMarkets is looking for a hardworking and passionate Quantitative Risk Analyst to join our Chicago team. This role will be focused on operational support of trading on  proprietary platforms, as well as monitoring of market risk across the entire order book. The ideal candidate will have middle or back-office experience in trading-related roles, and experience building or refining existing operational procedures. If you’ve worked with FX, futures, and equities in the past and have a strong quantitative background, we want to hear from you!
 

Responsibilities:
 

  • Monitor proprietary system of trade-based alerts and escalate as necessary
  • Manage onboarding process for large trading counterparties that require bespoke setups
  • Develop robust, repeatable, and scalable operational processes, and communicate and manage these daily
  • Provide operational support for trade-related inquiries
  • Perform real-time management of risk and hedge as appropriate within agreed limits
  • Reconcile prime broker and margin liquidity providers' positions versus in-house positions
  • Reconcile account cash balances to system P&L
  • Provide daily review and explanation of the positions, P&L, and risk profile of the trading book to senior management
  • Liaise with colleagues globally to ensure smooth handover and synchronization of teams

Requirements:
 

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Finance, Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics or other related fields
  • At least two years of experience in middle or back-office trading/financial services and trading systems
  • Proficiency in Excel and SQL (R and/or Python is a plus)
  • Understanding of trading strategies in FX, futures, equities, and cryptocurrencies
  • Disciplined self-starter with ability to make well-balanced decisions and solve problems under pressure
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • CFA designation a plus but not required

This role primarily focuses on US market hours; however, the desk operates globally 24/5. As such, flexibility to manage other shifts (primarily APAC) will occasionally be required.

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An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Mackenzie

Corporate Recruiter

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Architecting and managing multi-platform, multi-jurisdictional, multi-asset class trading infrastructure and being able to provide a consistent yet localized experience for our clients from more than 180 countries sounds like a complex problem. But for our diverse, global team it is just another fun day at work.

Edwin

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Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
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401(K)
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ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
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We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
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ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
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