Dijo John

  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Work History

Work History
Jun 2013 - Mar 2015

Analyst

D.E. Shaw India Software Private Limited

I was a part of the Equities group at D.E Shaw, a New York based hedge fund. As an Analyst, my responsibilities were:

  • Working with the Risk Arbitrage team, to help manage more than 200 corporate actions ranging from mergers, equity carve outs, acquisitions etc.
  • Daily reconciliation of position and cash with various prime brokers
  • Addressing daily P&L related queries from the front office
  • Analysis and comparison of various fees/commissions charged to determine optimum trade allocation
  • Forecasting rebates/fees based on trading volumes
  • Month end finalization of P&L and closing of books
  • Working with the compliance team to ensure we are not violating any regulatory requirements

I also worked on setting up a system for uniquely mapping the data from prime broker records to D.E. Shaw's internal databases.

May 2012 - Jul 2012

Intern

AceOpinion

AceOpinion was a start up in the internet based financial advisory space. As an intern I was involved with:

Creating questionnaires and conducting market surveys to gauge the demand and willingness to pay for the service

Studying possible avenues for revenue generation

Planning an internet marketing strategy to generate a social media presence for the website 

Education

Education
Jun 2011 - May 2013

Master of Business Economics

University of Delhi

Specialized in Quantitative Techniques in Business and Business Finance. Some of the courses that were part of the curriculum:

  • Applied Business Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Econometrics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Time Series and Business Forecasting
  • Financial Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Investment and Portfolio Management

Projects:

  • Comparing and evaluating various Value at Risk measures
  • Regression analysis of impact of economic freedom on per capita GDP
  • Demand determinants for Bajaj two wheelers

Extra-Curricular:

I was a part of the Placement Committee and the Corporate Communications Cell at MBE.

Founded the quiz club, 'Inquizitive'.

Jun 2008 - May 2011

B.A Economics

St.Xavier's College, Gujarat University

The degree was a three year course in economics with Statistical Methods as my first subsidiary. During my first and second year of graduation, I stood 10th and 9th respectively in the University across departments and courses.

Additional Information

Languages Known: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Malayalam

Software Skills: Excel, Powerpoint, Word, R, SPSS