AskDefine | Define strategist

Dictionary Definition

strategist n : an expert in strategy (especially in warfare) [syn: strategian]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. one who devises strategies.


one who devises strategies

Extensive Definition

A strategist is a person who can create a sustainable commercial advantage by applying innovative and quantitative ideas and systems at a sell side financial institution.
A trading strategist contributes revenue to the business in which his team is embedded by developing and delivering innovative trade ideas, models and analytic systems to the trading desk. Working closely with investment managers, a principal investment strategist contributes revenue by providing principal investment analytics and alternative product structuring.
A sales strategist develops innovative trade ideas and assists in the marketing of those trades to buy side clients.
A banking strategist partners with investment bankers and capital market experts on corporate finance and capital structure analyses to identify and execute banking transactions.
Within the financial services industry, strategists are known as “strats”.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Machiavellian, a, architect, behind-the-scenes operator, calculator, contriver, designer, developer, deviser, eminence grise, enterpriser, entrepreneur, finagler, framer, gamesman, gray eminence, intriguer, kingmaker, logroller, machinator, maneuverer, manipulator, operator, organizer, planner, pork-barrel politician, projector, promoter, schemer, strategian, tactician, wheeler-dealer, wire-puller
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