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This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted June 9, 2021.

Company: Fin’l Services General, Chicago, IL


The Director of Derivatives Strategy position is within the Multi-Asset Solutions Derivatives Strategy team, based in Chicago.

The group is responsible for developing innovative tradeable products for the exchange and providing the data, analytics and infrastructure to support these products.

This is a senior level role focused on advanced financial research, analytics, and product development.

Building analytical frameworks and conducting complex business and data analysis with an initial focus on interest rate and foreign currency derivatives Support Company Legal team in preparing and filing rules necessary for implementing derivatives strategies Participate in coordinating technology buildout with the appropriate Company technology teams and necessary external stakeholders Work with Company Compliance and Trade Desk teams to develop and implement written procedures Coordinate with Company Legal and Regulatory teams and the Options Clearing Corporation to monitor and propose enhancements to margin models and levels, particularly as they relate to foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives and related volatility products Work with Company Data and Analytics team to coordinate and produce management-level reports used to evaluate and suggest modifications for the setting of exchange fees, parameters for incentive programs for liquidity providers and exchange rules related to market structure.

Conducting industry and product research and helping to synthesize results of quantitative and qualitative analyses; derive insights from large volumes of data; apply technical tools and logic to support and develop new product ideas.

Bachelor’s degree from accredited university or college in mathematics, finance, engineering, and other technical majors preferred.

Master’s degree or CFA preferred.

Minimum of seven years within the financial markets industry, ideally with exposure to options trading, derivatives, digital assets, and product development Computer/Data science coding familiarity with some combination of Python, SQL, and modern web technologies Experience in product specification, documentation, and market research to identify correct product mixes Knowledge of global financial markets with an emphasis on digital assets, foreign exchange, and interest rate derivatives Proficiency in MS Word, Visio, PowerPoint, Jira, Confluence, and Excel.

Strong analytical and research skills (qualitative and quantitative); ability to analyze technical data Resourceful self-starter, with the ability to work autonomously and as a team player Innovative problem solver, able to quickly identify and understand issues and drive towards effective resolution Demonstrate a strong ability to learn quickly and become a knowledgeable resource for topics that were previously unfamiliar Perform a wide variety of tasks simultaneously; change focus quickly as demands change Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to simplify concepts and messages to the essential components and deliver effective messages to a range of audiences Interact in a professional manner with internal and external contacts
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