AXA Derivatives Portfolio Manager (Internal Title: Lead Manager) in New York, New York

Derivatives Portfolio Manager (Internal Title: Lead Manager)

Derivatives Portfolio Manager (Internal Title: Lead Manager)

NY, New York

Job ID : 43201

Job ID :43201

Company Description

AXA is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their lives. One of the hallmarks of our proud heritage is providing world-class customer service.

We're always looking for smart and talented people to help us develop new and innovative ways to expand our product portfolio, reach new customers and serve well the clients already a part of the AXA family.

Job Purpose

Take a leadership role in managing AXA US’ derivatives portfolio: Help hedge the company’s market exposures by maintaining its book of equity, interest-rate, currency, commodity, and credit derivatives, both listed and over the counter. Devise derivatives-based strategies to optimize AXA’s multifaceted risk. Present strategy and performance results to senior management, and represent AXA at industry events and to bank counterparts. Help oversee trade execution and backoffice efforts performed by AXA’s asset manager. Work closely with internal business partners—including trading, derivatives operations, product development, actuarial, accounting, legal, tax, and risk-management—to help manage the derivatives-trade lifecycle. Help improve the team’s analytic infrastructure and code base.


The ideal candidate for this role is fluent in capital markets (in at least interest-rates and/or equities), and has some P&L-management/accountability experience. Additional required technical skills include (a) derivatives pricing theory including that related to options and volatility, (b) fixed-income mathematics, and (c) coding in an industrial context (Excel/VBA required, C++ ideal). Formal requirements include (a) at least two years of relevant work experience ideally in a portfolio management role, and (b) a master’s degree in quantitative finance or financial engineering ideally, or a master’s or PhD in a mathematical/engineering discipline.

A clear, concise, and concrete communicator is required for this role, with the ability to represent the team and convey its message—both verbally and in writing—to a wide array of audiences.

Other information

NOTE: AXA participates in the E-Verify program.

In addition to competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including 401 (k) and medical programs, we offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a congenial corporate environment.

AXA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.