Quantitative Finance Placement (6 months) - London at Mazars LLP

Duration
Placement (5-9 Months)
Application Deadline
Ongoing
Regions
Greater London
Town/City
London
Role May Involve
Banking/Finance Mathematics/Statistics

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Quantitative Finance Placement (6 months) - London

Overview of the service line & team

In Consulting, you will join a growing team of 300 relationship driven, strategic thinkers who take pride in the positive impact they can have on society whilst advising the boardrooms of UK and International clients across all sectors. Our Consulting teams support clients in solving business critical, complex problems through a broad range of services including risk assurance, technology advisory, business transformation, regulatory consulting and actuarial support. Our expertise ranges from financial services and insurance to retail, government and education. In a rapidly changing business world, we help clients overcome the challenges that they face today and prepare for whatever the future may hold.

Job Purpose

As part of the Quantitative Solutions team within the Financial Services Consulting department, you will interact with banks, insurance companies, large corporates and service companies on a variety of projects.

During the internship, your typical daily duties will include:

  • Financial instruments pricing: vanilla and complex derivatives for all asset classes (interest rates, credit, commodities, equity, inflation…);
  • Model validation for large investment banks;
  • Accounting standards implementation review on subjects of importance to the industry (financial instruments pricing, hedge effectiveness tests, CVA / DVA, credit risk models);
  • Development and/or review of market and credit risk management model (Value at Risk model, stress test);
  • Technological monitoring, tools development for our internal library;
  • Have an awareness of the various services provided by Mazars.

The Person

  • Demonstrates strong analytical and research skills;
  • Strong communication skills and ability to build relationships;
  • Takes ownership of assigned tasks and adopts a pro-active approach;
  • Ability to prioritise workload and produce accurate and timely work;
  • Respects differences in people and values diversity of ideas;
  • Actively seeks to enhance own expertise and knowledge;
  • Demonstrates drive and commitment to self-development;
  • Professional approach to work and clients i.e. professional appearance, respect for individuals, and ethical conduct.

Strong academic performance is important so we know that you’re ready to take your professional exams. However, we understand things don’t always go to plan – so if you don’t meet our minimum requirements, please let us know if you have any exceptional achievements or extenuating circumstances which affected your results. We also consider your achievements in the context of your socio-economic background, so encourage you to submit your contextual information.

  • Achieved, or on track to achieve, a 2.1 or above master’s degree in a quantitative discipline e.g. mathematics, statistics, quantitative finance;
  • Programming skills (e.g. Python, R, VBA, C++);
  • Minimum of 112 UCAS points (achieved in the same academic year, from your 3 best A Levels and excluding General Studies). This is based on the new 2017 UCAS Tariff. You can calculate your UCAS points here;
  • Grade B or above in GCSE English Language and Maths.

About Mazars

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent firm, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory and tax services. Being part of the Mazars team means being part of something big! Operating in 89 countries around the world, the opportunities to build and develop your career are infinite. Whether that’s gaining exposure to different types of clients, learning new skills or exploring international opportunities. We open doors that make Your Years at Mazars, Years That Count.

In the UK, Mazars has approximately 140 partners and over 1,700 employees serving clients from 17 offices and is ranked one of the top 10 firms nationally. Globally we draw on the expertise of 40,000 professionals – 24,000 in the Mazars integrated partnership and 16,000 via the Mazars North America Alliance - to assist clients at every stage in their development.

How to apply

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