Romain
Trader, Paris
With a Master’s degree in Quantitative Finance from ENSTA Paris-Tech (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées) and Paris 1, I started my career in 2014 as a Quant-Trader within an investment fund specialised in automated trading strategies. In 2017, I joined Exane Derivatives as a Trader to develop its index options electronic Market Making business. I was particularly motivated by this project, which was a real opportunity to make the most of the skills developed in algorithmic trading, and to learn about the liquidity provider business.

On the index options desk, I am responsible for developing market making automatons in collaboration with the IT-Quant team, and for providing innovative solutions to high-touch traders. It is a versatile business requiring skills in mathematics and IT, and a thorough understanding of how financial markets work. We are required to convert theoretical concepts or trading intuitions into fully automated strategies, which is very exciting.

I have the opportunity to work in highly skilled teams in a friendly atmosphere and the chance to make constant progress in an extremely competitive market environment.

Exane enables me to benefit from an intellectually rich environment due to proximity with the Group's other trading desks and different departments. This is boosted by a huge range of activities, within a company on a human scale and with a horizontal management structure in tune with the realities of the trading business.