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Market Data Analyst


London (UK)

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The curves analyst will be responsible for the provision of external price information used across the Centrica business. They will be responsible for the upkeep and development of the market curves, and support new trading product rollout implementation. The analyst will also work with QA to monitor and implement volatility and correlation calibration.

The Role

  • Perform daily validation control of external price information to ensure quality and integrity
  • Review and enhance market data system validation performance and liaise with external providers to clear breaks, alerting users to breaks
  • Be proactive in the provision of market data, supporting new / existing business requirement in settlement and forward curve construction and calibration
  • Ownership of forward curve construction methodology for illiquid markets and perform statistical analysis to establish the proxy curve relationship
  • Periodic review of illiquid market curves for valuation appropriateness
  • Liaise with IS to get curve methodology and risk configuration implemented in ETRM e.g Endur and EOS
  • Provide QA with ongoing monitoring and analysis of volatility and correlation calibration stability
  • Improve efficiency by challenging processes and procedures

The Person

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative discipline
  • Preference will be given to candidates with some previous experience in market data related middle office roles, fundamental analysis or independent price verification.
  • Experience in market data such as Heren, Argus, ICE, Platts, etc
  • A good working knowledge of gas, power and oil derivative products.
  • Familiar with market curve construction and methodology
  • Capable of understanding and interpreting technical documentation on new products and models
  • Strong analytical skills and proficient PC skills, including Microsoft Excel to VBA level
  • Lateral thinking and good problem solving
  • Motivation to change and improve existing processes
  • Control-minded with strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of the team or independently
  • Effective in managing relationships at all levels
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to new challenges in a dynamic environment with shifting priorities

The Company

Centrica plc, a FTSE 100 company, has operations in UK, North America and Europe. With 30+ million customer-product relationships, Centrica's vision is to become the leading integrated supplier of energy and related services for its chosen markets and maximise value to shareholders. Centrica's brand names include British Gas, Direct Energy (North America). At Centrica, our purpose is to help people today and secure energy for tomorrow.

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To request an update on this role, or if you have any problems uploading your CV please email careers@centrica.com typing ‘Update required: Market Data Analyst R9930106’ in the subject title.

Agencies: Centrica operate a preferred supplier arrangement, however if you wish to be considered at the next review session please submit a brief overview of your capability to PSL@centrica.com.