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Technology | London, England | Intern

Company Description

MarketAxess is on a journey to digitally transform one of the world’s largest financial markets, enabling the shift from analog, phone-based trading to a fully electronic marketplace. Why does this matter? Because our platform makes trading fixed-income more accessible, ultimately improving transparency, efficiency, and competition in the marketplace. Changing the way an established industry transacts is no easy feat. There will be twists and turns, because no one’s ever done this before. But now, more than 2,000 clients around the world rely on our solutions, and that number is only expected to grow in the years ahead. We know where we’re going. How we get there is up to us. Join us and help Take Us There.

 The Role

As a 2024 Research Intern, you will work with the team to assist in the development and production of new models and reports.

You’ll interact with stakeholders in the firm to design and review highly complex fixed income calculations across all aspects of our electronic trading and related systems

This is a full-time paid internship to commence on 3 June and concludes on 2 August 2024

How You’ll Take Us There  

  • Assisting in the development and production of new models and reports.
  • Designing and reviewing highly complex fixed income calculations across all aspects of our electronic trading and related systems.
  • Analysing corporate bond market activity and market micro-structure, including proprietary MarketAxess data.
  • Reconciling and remediating existing fixed income calculation issues.
  • Creating and maintaining presentation materials for internal and external meetings.
  • Working closely with global product and development teams to enrich client trading solutions.

What We’re Looking for 

  • Working towards a 2025 bachelor’s or masters’ degree in a quantitative field (science, engineering, mathematics, finance, or statistics is preferred).
  • Right to work in the UK permanently without employment visa sponsorship required now or in the future
  • Solid quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Good querying / programming capabilities including R/Python, SQL.
  • Understanding of fixed income markets.

What You Can Expect from Us

  • Central Location: based at our city offices near St Paul’s.
  • Free Food: We provide lunch each day of the week when the employee attends the office via our vendor Feedr as well as breakfast cereals, office snacks and drinks from our free vending machines
  • Paid Time Off: 25 days annual leave entitlement plus 2 charity days
  • Reward for your service: We offer a two-week bonus holiday after completing each 5 years of service
  • Core benefits: Besides competitive standard benefits package we offer private medical (PMI) for family, Cash Plan, health screenings, dental cover, 6X life assurance, critical illness cover, income protection, pension, car leasing (Tusker electronic cars), reimbursement for wellness stipend, interest free season ticket loan and a “Share Incentive” plan
  • Tuition Assistance and Professional Training: Benefit from on-demand learning, boot camps, and opportunities to attend conferences

Collaboration and innovation are integral to our success – it’s how we got to where we are and how we’ll maintain and grow our competitive advantage. We believe this best happens in an office environment. Employees work in the office 4 days a week. This approach still allows for flexibility depending on the business function you work within but also helps us maintain a collaborative office environment long-term.


About MarketAxess

MarketAxess operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets. A global network of over 2,000 firms, including the world’s leading asset managers and institutional broker-dealers, leverages MarketAxess’ patented trading technology to efficiently trade bonds. MarketAxess’ award-winning Open Trading™ marketplace is regarded as the preferred all-to-all trading solution in the global credit markets, creating a unique liquidity pool for a broad range of credit market participants. Drawing on its deep data and analytical resources, MarketAxess provides automated trading solutions, market data products and a range of pre- and post-trade services.

MarketAxess is headquartered in New York and has offices in London, Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, São Paulo, Hong Kong and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.marketaxess.com.