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Associate
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Salary: US$125000 - US$126000 per year
  • Description A leading healthcare investment bank in San Diego is looking for an Associate! With this role you will be exposed to a 3 trillion dollar market while working on lean M&A and capital markets deal
Investment Banking Analyst- Technology
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Salary: US$70000 - US$120000 per year
  • Description Our client, a multi-product and sector focused investment bank in San Francisco is searching for an experienced analyst! The firm was formed on the premise that lower middle market advisory firms
Quantitative Research Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Responsibilities: Work independently to conduct projects and thorough analysis under supervision of senior analysts utilizing sophisticated quantitative skills such as data analysis, option pricing
Quantitative Research Associate
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$120000 - US$200000 per year
  • Description Team Description: The Active Equity Research team at a top factor investment research firm is looking for a new Quant Research Associate to join the group. This team interfaces with many areas of the
Software Test Engineer
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Company Summary: A global software company working on the cutting edge of the newest and most innovative investment software technology in the financial space is currently seeking a motivated Software
Quantitative Strategist | Multi-Strat Hedge Fund
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$285000 - US$600000 per year
  • Description I'm working with a rapidly growing systematic hedge fund in NYC that is looking to bring on algorithmic traders who have a successful track record in running automated trading strategies
Senior Database Engineer
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Salary: US$130000 - US$170000 per year
  • Description This Global company which is well known for their groundbreaking technology is looking for a new Senior Database Engineer, to lead their team of talented developers in Boston Massachussetts
VP of Audit - Asset Management
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$155000 - US$165000 per year
  • Description One of the world's premier financial institutions with locations in both NYC and San Francisco is looking to add a Vice President of Audit to their rapidly growing corporate audit team
SVP Audit - Commodities Markets
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$190000 - US$210000 per year
  • Description A rapidly growing financial institution located in Midtown, Manhattan is seeking a seasoned Audit professional to develop and implement new processes, risk, and controls across the capital markets

Cross asset sales and structuring professionals are responsible for delivering structured, cross-industry and cross-asset solutions to a diverse set of businesses and clients.  They develop and distribute investing, hedging, financing and optimization strategies for all client segments including corporations, asset managers, banks, pensions, insurance companies and endowments.
Cross asset sales and structuring specialists work to understand their clients’ risk management needs (including legal, regulatory and tax) in depth, and propose solutions which address these needs with the use of derivative and financing products. 

Job Specification, Salary, Outlook
Cross asset sales and structuring professionals are responsible for conducting in-depth and comprehensive industry and company research in connection with product management and investment strategy. As part of the role, they lead negotiation and documentation sessions with partners and clients. They are typically required to liaise with clients, internal partners and third-party advisors, as well as preparing marketing materials and transaction screening memos for syndication efforts. 

So how much do cross asset sales and structuring professionals earn? It depends on a number of factors, but the average salary for cross asset sales and structuring professionals in the United States is $55,973 per annum, with a range of $37,000 - $83,000. Factors that affect the level of salary include job location, technical skills, experience and academic background. In the UK, an average salary of £33,433 per year can be expected, with a range of £20,000 - £69,000.  

Job Description
Cross asset sales and structuring professionals are involved in developing and executing different structured derivative solutions, which are linked to cross-asset quantitative investment strategies, as well as funds, equities and hybrid underlying. This is a diverse and varied role, with the opportunity to work across a number of clients and products. Cross asset sales and structuring professionals will typically manage several projects at once, both individually and as part of a team.    

Typical Responsibilities

  • Booking and tracking different types of trades 
  • Finalizing the price and executing primary and secondary market transactions of structured products
  • Producing marketing documents 
  • Interacting daily with the marketing and structuring / pricing teams 
  • Providing a high level of operational support to the sales team
  • Managing client requests and producing reports
  • Working with IT teams, back-offices and middle offices, to solve operational or business issues related to products sold
  • Ensuring compliance with internal guidelines and procedures 
  • Maintaining the accuracy and integrity of client databases   
  • Improving processes and identifying areas to reduce costs and fix broken workflows 

Key Skills & Qualifications      
Cross asset sales and structuring candidates should have relevant experience in capital markets or investment banking. They must possess a strong quantitative background with a solid understanding of derivatives and bonds. Cross asset sales and structuring candidates must have creative and strategic thinking capability, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Cross asset sales and structuring professionals should have a degree in finance, accounting, economics or a related field. You should have an interest in financial markets, and candidates with relevant experience in the field of derivative marketing/structuring are preferred. 

Required job skills:

  • Ability to work under pressure, both from clients or internal contacts 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Reliability, attention to detail and the ability to take the initiative 
  • Capacity to organize and prioritize 
  • Analytical skills
  • Solid interpersonal skills in order to develop relationships with clients and internal stakeholders
  • Keen interest in financial markets 
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Some knowledge of FX/ equity derivative products/ interest rates 
  • Sound knowledge of the main structured products mechanisms and features (mechanisms, pricing parameters, rationale)
  • Proficiency in various types of software (VB, Bloomberg, Microsoft XL)

Job Trends  
With present worldwide economic expansion and challenges, many banks, financial institutes, share markets, and other financial companies are establishing a physical presence in various emerging markets around the globe, so there are good opportunities to work abroad. Promotion usually involves specialized roles and movement into the management of larger units of financial management. 
There are excellent career progression opportunities in this fast-moving and innovative industry, particularly for those who take advantage of professional training and development.