This sector contains all our financial derivatives jobs, including derivatives jobs for graduates and trainees. This includes derivative sales roles, derivatives analyst jobs, derivatives structuring roles, credit derivatives jobs, equity derivates jobs, derivatives trading roles, programming roles and other derivatives jobs in London and across the world.
Financial derivatives are effectively contracts between two parties. These contracts state that the value of the derivative in question will be determined by changes to other variables. These variables can be either financial products like equities and bonds, physical products like commodities, or other things - like the weather or the longevity of a population.
Derivatives are frequently used as an insurance policy and hedge against risk. For example, Credit Default Swaps (CDS) specify that in the event of a loan defaulting, the holder of the CDS will receive compensation.
The earliest forms of derivative were futures contracts. These were devised in order that purchasers of materials could have some control over the future price. For example, farmers selling wheat would enter into a contract with wheat buyers to arrange that in three months' time they would be able to sell wheat at a pre-determined price, thereby insulating themselves against the risk of a collapse in the wheat price during the intervening time period.
Other simple forms of derivative products you may manage in a derivatives career include swaps and options.
Swaps allow for the simple exchange of one type of product with another. Some of the most popular are currency swaps, in which loans and-or the interest payments on those loans are swapped from one currency into another.
Options are contracts which allow one party to buy or sell assets to another party at a specific price at some point in the future. Unlike futures contracts, there is noobligation to invoke an options contract (it's optional) - a buyer has the right to buy three tonnes of wheat at price X if it makes financial sense, but is not obliged to do so if it doesn't. Holders of options must pay a premium for this privilege.
Options which confer the right to buy something are 'call options'. Options which confer the right to sell are, 'put options.'
Simple derivatives are traded on exchanges. More complex derivatives have traditionally been traded over the counter (OTC), between the two parties involved in the contract. However, this is changing as governments seek to make the derivatives market more transparent.
In the run up to the 2008 financial crisis, derivative products became increasingly complex and increasingly prolific with products such as collateralised debt obligations and synthetic derivatives (derivatives based upon derivatives) proliferating. Many people blame derivative professionals, products, and their falsely conveyed impression that risk was no longer an issue, for the crisis occurring.
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|Derivative Analyst||Metlife TBD||USA-NJ-Morristown||18 Jun 13|
The Derivatives Analyst will work closely with our derivatives traders to provide market surveillance, pre-tra...
|MD- Strategic Relationship Management||Tuttle agency 180,000- 240,000 plus bonus||USA-NJ-Jersey City||18 Jun 13|
Our client, an international financial information services company, is looking an MD level Strategic Relation...
|Client Onboarding Specialist||Brandywine Global Investment Management Competitive||USA-PA-Philadelphia||18 Jun 13|
The Client Onboarding Specialist will have dual responsibility with 50% dedicated to support the ISDA Negotiat...
|FX SALES NON-US ACCOUNTS||Not Disclosed base + bonus||USA-NY-New York City||18 Jun 13|
Leading Global broker/dealer seeking an fx sales candidate in London.
|VP Operational Risk Manager | Technology Background||Not Disclosed $90000 - $110000 per annum||USA-VA-McLean/Arlington||17 Jun 13|
Must come from an technology ops risk background
|Pricing Quant - Derivatives Model Validation||Not Disclosed $150000 - $200000 per annum||USA-NY-New York City||17 Jun 13|
Associate Director - Director Level. Must have pricing experience.
|.NET UI Developer||Futures Group IT, LLC $150k-$180k base plus bonus||USA-NY-New York City||17 Jun 13|
Front Office Trading desk is seeking C#/UI Developer with Options Pricing experience for their Global Equity D...
|Quant Trader/Portfolio Manager - algo hedge fund/prop trading||DTG Capital Markets competitive||USA-NY-New York City||17 Jun 13|
Mid sized investment management firm seeks several more Quant Traders/PMs with tracked mid and high frequency ...
|Systematic/Quant Trader/PM - remote setting, NY and MidWest||DTG Capital Markets competitive||USA-NY-New York City||17 Jun 13|
Multi-strategy systematic hedge fund is expanding and seeking Portfolio Managers/Traders for its offices in Mi...
|Derivative Operations Manager||Michael Page USD70000.00 - USD85000.00 per year||USA-NH-Northern||17 Jun 13|
Our client is a financial services leader that is aggresively building and improving their derivatives trading...
|VP – Exec. Director level Emerging Markets, Local Currency Quantitative Finance Analyst (CVA, Credit, IR, FX backgrounds) Tier One Investment Bank||GQR Global Markets Market Leading – Will Guarantee for righ...||USA-NY-New York City||17 Jun 13|
Located in New York, the senior quant will support the local currency trading & emerging markets desks both lo...
|Trading Systems Support Analyst||Futures Group IT, LLC Based on years of experience||USA-NY-New York City||17 Jun 13|
If interested, send resumes to email@example.com or call Matt at 212-244-4220 for more informatio...
|VP - Counterparty Risk - Traded Products||JW Michaels & Co. Competitive||USA-NY-New York City||15 Jun 13|
My client is a global investment bank, seeking a SQL proficient VP, Responsible for performing more complex an...
|Associate Director, Supervisory Financial Analyst||U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Competitive||USA-NY-New York City||14 Jun 13|
The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission''s mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and effici...
|Business Analyst - Exchange Traded Derivatives||GMS Advisors up to 160k + bonus||USA-NY-New York City||14 Jun 13|
Business Analyst - Exchange Traded Derivatives
|US Exchange Traded Product (ETFs) Sales||Not Disclosed Competitive Base + Bonus + Benefits||USA-NY-New York City||14 Jun 13|
An Exchanged Traded Product House is seeking to recruit an established Salesperson to sell their ETFs, ETCs, E...
|Director, Commodities and Derivatives Content Specialist||McGraw Hill Financial Base Salary and performance-based Bonus||USA-NY-New York City||13 Jun 13|
Content Development & Support
|Credit Risk, Vice President – Healthcare||Locke Careers Salary Plus Bonus||USA-NY-New York City||13 Jun 13|
Global bank is looking to add a Credit Risk VP to cover the North American Healthcare sector. The ideal candid...
|Equity Quant Job||Bloomberg Negotiable||USA-NJ-Jersey City||13 Jun 13|
|Business Analyst||Sharp Decisions, Inc. 550-700/DAY||USA-NY-New York City||13 Jun 13|
A direct client of ours, a top-tier financial firm, is looking for a Business/QA Analyst with strong experienc...
|Project Manager||Sharp Decisions, Inc. Competitive||USA-NY-New York City||12 Jun 13|
A client of ours, a top-tier financial firm, is looking for a Project Manager to be based in New York, NY.
|Director - Business Architecture||Alexander Ash Consulting Competitive||USA-NY-New York City||12 Jun 13|
My Client a tier one Investment Bank is currently looking for a Program Director with a strong Business Archit...
|Client Relations - Onboarding||Tuttle agency 65,000 - 75,000||USA-NY-New York City||11 Jun 13|
Position Summary: We are looking for self-driven individuals with great problem solving and analytical skills ...
|Operational Capital Markets - Senior Consultant/Manager (Asset Management)||Deloitte Services LP 00||USA-NY-New York City||11 Jun 13|
Our Operational Capital Market practice specializes in all areas of operations, technology, risk management a...
|Regulatory Compliance Liaison||FX Alliance, LLC DOE||USA-NY-New York City||11 Jun 13|
The Regulatory Compliance Department is looking for a candidate with strong regulatory compliance skills. The ...
|Intermediate Derivatives Trader I (Job ID 1300011V)||Aegon USA 90,000 - 120,000||USA-MD-Baltimore||10 Jun 13|
The Derivatives Execution team within the Global Derivatives & Hedging group of AEGON Asset Management, is loc...
|Director - Fixed Income Futures Sales||Riversdale Consulting $300-600k||USA-NY-New York City||07 Jun 13|
Leading bank looking for exceptional Fixed Income sales person for their Futures business.
|Quantitative Analyst||Robert Walters Associates Inc 100-140k + bonus||USA-NY-New York City||07 Jun 13|
|Futures and Forex Compliance Manager||Phillip Futures Inc. Depends on Experience||USA-IL-Chicago||04 Jun 13|
As the futures and forex compliance manager, you will lead the Firm in all compliance related activities. You...
|Software Engineer - Front Office Development||Droit Financial Technologies, LLC Competitive (salary + equity)||USA-NY-New York City||03 Jun 13|
Droit Financial Technologies is looking for motivated and intellectually curious technologists interested in w...