Karim Faraj is responsible for the strategy and product development of Bloomberg's cross-asset derivatives products and services. He focuses on the products used by front office traders and risk managers as well as workflow solutions for derivatives investors on both the sell-side and buy-side. Previously, Karim served as the regional head of the financial engineering team in EMEA and then as the lead product manager for Bloomberg's Derivatives Library, or DLIB, which enables structured products investors to create, price and risk manage bespoke instruments through the Bloomberg Terminal. Karim brings a wealth of experience working for global investment banks where he structured and priced deals and built quantitative tools, analytics and front-office workflow solutions. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2010, Karim worked at Barclays Capital where he launched the quantitative investment strategies business and led the rapid response team. He supervised quantitative projects and was a member of Barclays' Equity Steering Committee across all trading desks.
Earlier in his career, Karim also worked as a quantitative analyst at BNP Paribas and strategist at Goldman Sachs, where he developed innovative cross-asset investment products, analytics and front office systems for market data, valuation, hedging, life cycle and risk management. Karim earned his Master’s Degree from Mines Paris Tech, and lives in London with his wife and three children.