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S&P Global Quantitative Risk Analyst in London, United Kingdom

Quantitative Risk Analyst London - 11A

The Team:

S&P Global Platts is seeking an experienced Analyst for its Commodity Risk Solutions team. We create solutions to support commodity risk functions in most of the energy commodity markets in the world, primarily quantitatively-derived forward curves for markets with little to no liquidity. We are a multi-disciplinary team, covering many commodities and regions, and we conceptualize, develop and operate our models.

The Impact:

The analyst will work across the value chain here at Platts, starting with sales and product management to define the market opportunity, then with both Platts editorial and analytical staff to develop new forward curves and other products, through development of the code to publish the curves, and monitoring curve performance every day. They will leverage their knowledge of markets and our products to assist sales in defining and describing our products to customers.

What s in it for you:

You will be placed on a challenging, steep learning curve in terms of not only deepening subject matter expertise in many commodity markets, but also the technologies that enable us to develop and publish our curves relatively independently of external support:*

Matlab, SQL and Excel. Through our unique position in the organization, we also work closely with the product management organization to manage related editorial products.



  • Develops algorithms for new forward pricing points for illiquid locations - commodities.

    • Implements algorithms in Matlab and SQL.

    • Updates related documentation.

  • Performs analysis and modeling including developing quantitative - analytic - statistical models.

    • With the team, ensures proper publication of curves every day.
  • Responds to client requests - enquiries for data and analysis.

_Key Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required:


  • Advanced Degree preferred in similar fields. Minimum BA - BS in Physics, Economics, Finance, or Engineering.

  • Proven work experience performing commodity quantitative or market analysis in 1 or more of the following markets:*

    Crude Oil; Refined Products; Electricity; Natural Gas; LNG

  • Regional commodity experience from Europe - Middle East or Asia.

  • Experience with Risk Management, forward curves and - or volatility is essential.

  • Experience using the following tool - technologies required:*

    Scientific Programming (Matlab - Python - R - SAS), SQL databases, and MS Excel.

    • Displays well-rounded communication skills that implement good listening techniques, clear, concise writing style and good verbal skills. Ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities internally and externally.

    • Works well in a team environment, focusing on collaboration and adapting to the needs of a diverse team.

    • Adept at managing multiple tasks and adhering to regular deadlines. Able to adjust priorities throughout the day.

    • Self-Starter required you will be working remotely from management and must be able to diligently pursue tasks and manage priorities.

    • The ideal candidate will be comfortable developing quantitatively-derived forward curves in coordination with other experts in the company, as well as implementing them in an every-day, without-fail environment, with little direct supervision.


Competitive Base Salary Benefits

Closing Date for Applications:

4th January 2019

Plattsis a premier source of benchmark price assessments and commodities intelligence. At Platts, the content you generate and the relationships you build are essential to the energy, petrochemicals, metals and agricultural markets.

Learn more at https:

- - www.platts.com -

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