Senior Strategist - Commodity Index

Permanent contract|New York|Market Finance

Senior Strategist - Commodity Index

New York, United States Permanent contract Market Finance


As a senior-level Commodity Index Strategist, the candidate will be responsible for the following: 

• A technical understanding of commodity index mechanics, preferably to the extent where the candidate has the ability to design and implement his or her own back-testing system with data sourced either externally from the Bloomberg API or internally through Restful APIs. 

• The candidate should be a proficient to advanced Python user. This ability is crucial for the bank as the role ultimately is about producing actionable systematic, commodity-based trade ideas. As such, the role requires the ability to design and rapidly modify systematic index trades at the concept level and conduct interactive dialogue with the client to achieve the final product. This communication ability is crucial in coordinating reverse inquiries either based on an SG idea or a client.

• An ability to communicate effectively as one crucial requirement will be presenting a new systematic index concepts, listening to the client’s concerns and then translating this into an augmented version that addresses these concerns within the framework of the bank’s infrastructure. This includes assessing and prioritizing client requests against their technical feasibility and NBI potential. 

• Effective idea generation to convert his or her knowledge of commodity markets into systematic strategy ideas and actionable back tests. This creative angle is crucially important to generate an enhanced content-based conversation with institutional clients. Embracing this as core to the role is ultimately what led to the development of the successful CODA based family of SG indices.

Profile required

Technical Skills: Programming with Python

Desired / Plus: Desired

Competencies: Ability to effectively communicate. Understanding of economic/macro construct.

Desired / Plus: Plus

Qualifications: A thorough understanding of commodities markets and indices.

Desired / Plus: Desired

Experience Needed: At least 4 years of experience at an investment bank or investment manager.

Desired / Plus: Desired

Educational Requirements: B.A. or B.S.

Desired / Plus: Desired

Languages: (Other than English) N/A

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We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 200009SW
Entity: SG Americas Securities
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2020/06/18