Intern, Macro Analyst

Date Posted: 28 days ago

Job Description

The Macro Team is looking for a rotational Analyst Intern to work across all asset classes, products and securities and help with all facets of portfolio management from developing tools and reports that help find new trades and risk manage a portfolio, to back-testing new trade ideas. The ideal candidate will have a quantitative background with experience coding in Python and familiarity with Excel. Experience with some macro products (Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities). This is a unique opportunity to get exposure to the various asset classes and products of Macro investing.

In the role of a Macro Analyst Intern, depending on the candidate’s background, there will be opportunities to/for:

  • Work on data analysis projects, prototyping and back-testing that have direct influence on trade idea generation
  • Help with trade booking, order flow, running live risk and pnl
  • Generate and implement ideas for improvement of existing strategies and optimize current portfolio
  • Help build market monitors and relative value reports to identify and track new trades
  • Develop models on market-relevant topics, e.g. Fed balance sheet runoff, election probabilities, etc.
  • Learn about various macro products and trading strategy and tools


  • Junior or 1st Year Master’s Student in a quantitative field. Bachelor’s in computer science, finance, mathematics, or other quantitative discipline
  • Programming experience in Python in the context of data analysis, with the ability to test ideas and develop infrastructure for further research
  • Understanding and exposure to options, equity index futures, commodity futures, fixed income futures, interest rates swaps and foreign currencies
  • Knowledge of statistics, including time series analysis and regressions
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to present results clearly and iterate with PMs accordingly

The ideal candidate for an intern position will be someone who has or is interested in:

  • Strong desire to work collaboratively with the team
  • High standard of professionalism in all dealings with internal staff and any external partners, clients and regulatory agencies
  • Problem solving skills and ability to identify and implement appropriate solutions
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently to meet/exceed deadline
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail and strong organization skills

Balyasny Asset Management L.P. (BAM) founded in 2001, is an institutional investment firm dedicated to delivering consistent, uncorrelated absolute returns in all market environments. BAM has offices in Chicago, Greenwich, Houston, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and London. At BAM, we are our talent. We are a growing firm that offers a multitude of professional opportunities. Through BAM’s selective hiring process, we target the best and brightest in the business, and strive to create an environment which attracts and retains top talent. BAM creates a culture with a work-hard / play-hard mentality where successful people can grow to their potential and feel part of a "family". It is truly BAM's culture that sets us apart from the rest of the industry. BAM is committed to maintaining a world-class infrastructure to support our investment process. Our goal is to be ahead of the technology curve and set the industry standard. As such, we are actively growing our technology footprint and building in house tools to support the growing business needs. You will have the opportunity to participate in the build-out of a platform of top trading and portfolio management systems. As a result, BAM has built a reputation as a firm that provides the tools necessary for talented individuals to achieve their goals and reach their highest potential.

Job Type: Internship

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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