Q&A: Rates & Macro Research/Strategy - Career Path, Technical Topics, Education, etc.
I work in rates strategy for a , derivative concepts, etc. I will give you the best answer to my abilities or direct you in a possible path to answer your question.focusing on derivatives. Ask me anything on this topic including strategies, career advice, exit ops, education
Products covered: swaps,, swaptions, exotics. Broader team covers Treasuries, , credit products, , etc.
Clients: banks, HFs, AMs, pensions, insurance, sovereign, etc.
Main responsibilities: finding trading ideas for the clients, covering in depth analysis on fundamental drivers of the products mentioned above. Providing relevant commentary on moves in those markets as well as developing forecasts. Understand macro catalysts and their impact on the rates markets. Answering client/sales questions on relevant products, trading ideas, etc.
Division overview: sit on research desk but work closely with. We develop the strategies for our clients, sales pitches our research/trading capabilities to our clients, and our traders execute and manage the risk whenever clients trade.
Background: I did a similar Q&A post when I worked as a quant analyst for 2 years here if you are interested in the quant space. My quant role involved derivatives pricing on the a masters in quant finance. Undergrad in pure math from a non-target.