Strategist – Lisbon or Porto

Employment contract:

Standard / Permanent

Location:

Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Job/mission:

FINANCE ACCOUNTS AND MANAGEMENT CONTROL

Reference:

2402GMFOS17449

#Financial Markets #Global Credit #Quantitative Analysis #Innovation #Infrastructure development

 

About Global Markets

  • Global Markets is BNP Paribas’ capital markets business within Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB), delivering solutions across asset classes, and industry-leading services for clients including Institutional, corporate, private banks and retail distribution networks. Our Portugal Platform (Porto and Lisbon) is a major HUB in Europe and certainly unique in the country by its size and its scope of activity, with all Front Office roles present (Trading, Sales, Research, Structuring, Quant & Engineering, Business Dev and Support, Marketing & Client Support, Risk Management, Data Analytics and Machine Learning…). We are growing fast with the ambition to become even more relevant for the worldwide activity, which presents many short and long-term opportunities

Your Main Activities Are

  • Work with the team located in London in its effort to build a more quantitative infrastructure to support the analysis of sectors/companies/the credit market:
    • Maintain, enhance, and develop market data infrastructure to support trade idea generation (e.g., analysis of f time series and static data on a variety of products – cash bonds, CDS, indices and CDS indices)
    • Develop tools for data visualization data with the goal to support and enhance the trade idea generation process
    • Automate tools, especially legacy ones (e.g. based on spreadsheets) to free-up workload and workflow from credit strategists
    • Work with quants to ensure data maintenance, reliability and accessibility by making sure all processes are automated and batched appropriately
    • Develop new tools and approach to credit analysis making use of innovative techniques (Machine Learning, web scrapping, sentiment analysis, news flows analysis, document analysis, etc)
    • Build back testing infrastructure with the intent to test a variety on trading signals
    • Drive projects that bring technological innovation to traditional credit research
    • Help with presentations and publications, help with clients, trading and sales requests

Profile and Skills to Success

  • Masters Degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Financial Markets
  • Between 2 and 4 years of relevant experience in Engineering (quant / maths / models / programming), Financial Analysis, Financial markets, Economy
  • Fluency in English both oral and written (mandatory)
  • Knowlege in:
    • Financial Markets
    • Data Intelligence, Research and Quant Analytics
    • Modeling tools
    • Statistics modeling tools: Eviews, Stata
    • Python, VBA, Matlab, SQL, BQL
  • Skills
    • Attention to detail / rigor
    • Ability to deliver / Results driven
    • Communication skills – oral & written
  • To be based in Lisbon OR in Porto according to the selected candidate preference

About the Team

  • Within Global Markets, Global Credit is responsible for the primary (new issuance) and secondary trading of corporate (fins and non-fins) debt and related instruments such as CDS, indices, options and structured products. It comprises different roles such as syndicate, debt capital markets, trading, sales, structuring, desk analysts and desk strategists
  • The Credit360 team is part of Global Credit and is responsible for the in-depth fundamental credit analysis of corporates and sectors, monitoring of trading risk, generation of trade ideas, marketing of trade ideas and views on the market to institutional investors via regular write-ups

Why joining BNP Paribas?

· Leading banking institution

BNP Paribas is a leader in the Eurozone, and a prominent international banking institution with strong roots in Europe’s banking history. It has a presence in 65 countries, with around 190 000 Employees – including more than 145 000 in Europe.

· Our presence in Portugal

Since 1985, BNP Paribas was one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, the Group has around 7.100 employees across several entities operating directly in the territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

· International reach

Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its different entities, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients with financing, investment, savings and protection solutions that help make their projects a success. BNP Paribas holds key positions in its three core operating divisions:

·        Retail Bankinga division that brings together all of the Group’s retail activities and specialised business lines

·        Investment & Protection Services that include specialised businesses offering a wide range of savings, investment and protection services.

·        Corporate & Institutional Banking division that offers tailored financial solutions for corporate and institutional client.

· Diversity and Inclusion commitment

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency, which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.

· Commitment towards work/life balance

At BNP Paribas we care about our employees wellbeing and promote a culture of good integration between work and rest. We believe our employees have rich personal lives outside of work, being fundamental to be disconnected from work to recharge both physically and mentally. Only through this balance we may all be at our best while working.

· Remote Working Conditions

At BNP Paribas, we embrace a Smart Working framework based on trust, autonomy and collaboration. Within this framework, eligible employees can benefit from flexible remote working modalities adapted to our hybrid working environment. To guarantee a comfortable and efficient working set-up, eligible employees are provided with both the office and home equipment, are entitled to an equipment allowance and can benefit from exclusive partnerships to purchase additional equipment at reduced prices.

 

To find out more on why you should join BNP Paribas visit https://bnpp.lk/why-BNP-Paribas-Portugal

 

* Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.

* In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.