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Global Markets - Equity Operations - Equity Derivative Risk Middle Office - Analyst - London

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

IT, Operations
London, UK
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Job Description


Are you interested in learning about and supporting a diverse group of equity derivative businesses? Do you want to work in direct partnership with revenue generating desks? Would you like to support businesses that are always evolving, where there is always something new to learn and where you will have direct impact on the evolution of these businesses?

Our Equity Derivative Middle Office team is seeking experienced professionals focused on Corporate Action Lifecycle processing who are diligent, analytical and have the ability to collaborate with everyone in the front-to-back execution chain of corporate action processing including Trading, Strats, Controllers, Legal, Engineering and Sales to facilitate and support the Equity Derivatives franchise. You will work within the team processing corporate actions across multiple tradables for both mandatory and voluntary corporate actions. The business continuously expands into new markets, product areas and innovative technology and your expertise will help the business enable trading to continue post corporate actions in the market.


Global Markets Operations is a dynamic, multi-faceted division that partners with all areas of the firm to deliver banking, sales and trading and asset management capabilities to clients around the world. Alongside this vital service delivery role, Operations provides essential risk management and control, preserving and enhancing the firm’s assets and its reputation. Operations spans all product lines and markets, serving as internal business partners who develop the processes and controls and help to specify the systems that deliver accuracy, timeliness and integrity to our business.


EMEA Global Markets Equity Derivative Operations provide middle office, business development and product support to the Equity Derivative businesses across EMEA. Within this organization, we have a sub-team which is focused purely on lifecycle processing on equity derivative positions which is where the successful candidate will begin their career.

The team has a wealth of experience allowing us to provide meaningful and important subject matter expertise into corporate action processing across many of the Equity Derivative desks including Systematic Trading Strategies, Exotics Trading, Volatility Trading, Micro Derivatives Trading, Securitized Notes Trading and Corporate/Strategic Derivatives Trading. The proximity of the team adjacent to the front office is a crucial component in the Global Markets infrastructure that helps connect revenue generating teams to support teams situated in global locations around the world. Additionally, our Middle Office operations team also perform pre-trade feasibility front-to-back analysis, trade execution and readiness ensuring operational readiness for post go live support.


Situated in our European Headquarters in London and adjacent to the front office, the successful candidate will evolve over time into an operations product manager, with an initial primary focus on post-execution support of new and existing business through its lifecycle.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Act as a first line of support in London for Equity Derivative and Structured Products Businesses for corporate action processing
  • Understanding and becoming a subject matter expert in our Trading strategies, corporate actions and derivative adjustment methodologies
  • Evolve into a key relationship manager for risk taking desks in London with a specialized focus on the impact of Corporate Actions
  • Project management and implementation of infrastructure builds and/or enhancements
  • Gain and proactively deploy strong knowledge of equity derivative products
  • Collaborating with Trading, Sales, Structuring, Operations, Engineering, Controllers and Legal in the course of your day to day responsibilities
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to understand the intricacies of the internal systems as well as the nuances of the regulators and external market environments
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to drive continuous improvement & strategic initiatives for the business


  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience in financial services
  • Self-motivated and proactive team player who takes ownership and accountability of projects & tasks, has strong organizational skills and effectively manages competing priorities
  • Candidate must be comfortable in a high-pressured environment
  • Proven analytical skills, problem solving ability, and attention to detail
  • Aptitude for building relationships, along with the ability to communicate complex issues to a wide array of internal and external clients with differing levels of product experience
  • Excellent written, communication and presentations skills
  • Integrity and passion for working in a competitive environment


  • Prior experience with Equity Derivative and Exotic Equity Products
  • Prior corporate action processing experience – both mandatory and voluntary
  • Experience with Structured Products, Derivatives (Securitized and/or OTC) in a Middle Office environment desirable

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