Andrei C.

Grecu
andrei.grecu@gmail.com +44 (0) 789 491 2602 27-37 Cochrane Street, NW8 7NS, London, UK Date of Birth: 14-May-1983 Place of Birth: Arad, Romania Nationality: Romanian

Work Experience
Associate - Nomura (London) Associate - Lehman Brothers (London)
London, UK; Sep-08 to Present London, UK; Jul-06 to Sep-08  Part of the team acquired by Nomura following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in September 2008  Working in the Equity Exotics Structuring Group within the Equity Derivatives Division  Pricing a large variety of exotic options linked to:  Stocks and Equity indices world-wide, as well as hybrids with Commodity, FX, and Rate underlyings  Mutual Funds, including asset-allocation strategies: CPPI (Constant Proportion Portfolio Insurance)  Designing innovative payoffs and presenting them to the global Equity Derivatives sales force  Joining marketers in client meetings to present our new products, and discuss any questions  Coordinating with traders across divisions and regions to reflect our book exposures in our products  Drafting termsheets and liaising with lawyers on approving the final trade documentation  Mentoring and training junior people, assigning projects to the interns on the desk  Promoted to Associate level in July 2008, having worked as an Analyst in the same group for 2 years New York, USA; Jun-05 to Aug-05  Worked in the Interest Rates Derivatives Trading Group within the Fixed Income Division  Simulated trading strategies, designed Excel and VBA applications that access and analyze data  Assisted with daily tasks: compiling daily trade summaries, checking trade bookings  Received an offer of employment in the New York office, but asked for a transfer to the London office London, UK; Jul-04 to Oct-04  Worked as a Visiting Fellow at the Westminster free-market think tank  Authored Flat Tax – The British Case, a policy paper on tax reform, published by the Adam Smith Institute, London 2004: http://www.adamsmith.org/images/stories/flattax.pdf  Received extensive media coverage, including The Financial Times, BBC, and Bloomberg  Lectured on the flat tax topic at international conferences in Brussels and Prague

Intern - Lehman Brothers (New York)

Visiting Fellow - The Adam Smith Institute

Education
Princeton University
Princeton, USA; Sep-02 to Jun-06  Graduated Cum Laude in June 2006 with:  Bachelor of Science in Operational Research and Financial Engineering  Certificate of Proficiency in Finance  Certificate of Proficiency in Management Systems  Elected to the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society  Senior Thesis - employed eigenvector, random walk, and neural network techniques to predict the winner of the 2006 Football World Cup: http://mathematicalworldcup.posterous.com Oxford, UK; Oct-04 to Jun-05  Studied Economics and Management at Worcester College, Oxford, during the 2004-2005 academic year

University of Oxford

Accreditations and Skills
 Approved by the Financial Services Authority: Securities, Financial Derivatives, and Regulation  Proficient use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Bloomberg  Fluent in English and Romanian, advanced in French (2003 Summer Language Course at Sorbonne)

Prizes and Awards
 Won the 1 Prize in the National Physics Olympiad, Romania: 1999, 2000, and 2001  Played competitive football:  National Champion of Romania with Arad County Team (1999)  Played for Worcester College: won Oxford Intercollegiate Cuppers and season top goal-scorer (2005)  President of the Romanians at Princeton: organized weekly on and off campus events for ~20 members  Rowed for Worcester College, Oxford: won Blades Trophy in the “Torpids” Intercollegiate Regatta (2005)
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