Trading - Desk Analyst



London, UK
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2024

Title: Trading - Desk Analyst

Location: London

Level: Associate

About us:

Founded in 2013, GSR is a leading market-making and programmatic trading company in the exciting and fast-evolving world of cryptocurrency trading. With more than 200 employees in 5 countries, we provide billions of dollars of liquidity to cryptocurrency protocols and exchanges on a daily basis. We build long-term relationships with cryptocurrency communities and traditional investors by offering exceptional service, expertise and trading capabilities tailored to their specific needs.

GSR works with token issuers, traders, investors, miners, and more than 30 cryptocurrency exchanges around the world. In volatile markets we are a trusted partner to crypto native builders and to those exploring the industry for the first time.

Our team of veteran finance and technology executives from Goldman Sachs, Two Sigma, and Citadel, among others, has developed one of the world’s most robust trading platforms designed to navigate issues unique to the digital asset markets. We have continuously improved our technology throughout our history, allowing for our clients to scale and execute their strategies with the highest level of efficiency.

Working at GSR is an opportunity to be deeply embedded in every major sector of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

About the role:

The Trading team implements GSR’s trading strategies across its various business lines, including market making and over-the-counter trading. Working alongside GSR quants and engineers, the team constantly optimizes its trading algorithms developed over a decade and also implements more manually-driven strategies to both support firm and client trading activities. Additionally, the trading team implements the risk team’s risk management strategies to ensure an acceptable level of balance sheet risk. In doing so, the trading team plays a vital role in maximizing trading P&L, managing firm risk, and most importantly, providing clients with world-class trading services.

The GSR Desk Analyst in Trading will add to our already world-class trading capabilities by overlaying a fundamental view on our trading strategies. The Desk Analyst will leverage their deep knowledge of cryptocurrencies to monitor the book for macro, crypto, and token-specific catalysts and risks, and will offer valuable recommendations around both individual positions and portfolio construction.


  • Monitor balance sheet and risk positions from a deep fundamental viewpoint, both from a portfolio and individual token position perspective
  • Produce fundamental research-driven portfolio construction advice to maximize risk-adjusted returns, including via macro/crypto views, subsector theses, token-specific ideas, and more
  • Disseminate macro, industry, and token-specific catalysts and risks impacting risk positions to traders to optimize positioning and execution
  • Partner with engineers to continuously improve trading and risk analytics infrastructure for optimized insights
  • Present positions and recommendations at weekly trading and risk management meetings

Your Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in finance, business, or engineering
  • 3+ years of research, trading, or strategy experience at a digital assets, finance or technology company
  • Strong knowledge of the cryptocurrency ecosystem and technical underpinnings is strongly preferred
  • Strong understanding of financial trading terms, including structured and derivatives products
  • Strong work ethic, with innate curiosity and desire to go above and beyond
  • Proven organizational skills, with the ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment

What we offer:

  • A collaborative and transparent company culture founded on Integrity, Innovation and Performance.
  • Competitive Salary with two discretionary bonus payments a year.
  • Benefits such as Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Retirement Planning, 30 days holiday and free lunches when in the office.
  • Hybrid working pattern in all of our offices from London, the US, Singapore, Zug and Malaga.
  • Regular Town Halls and offsites, team lunches and drinks.
  • A Corporate and Social Responsibility program as well as charity fundraising matching and volunteer days.
  • Immigration and relocation support where required.

GSR is proudly an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon any applicable legally protected characteristics such as race, religion, color, country of origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression or age. We operate a meritocracy, all aspects of people engagement from the decision to hire or promote as well as our performance management process will be based on the business needs and individual merit, competence in the role. Learn more about us at