Trading: currently 240 jobs.The latest job was posted on 22 Nov 14.
This sector includes all our trading jobs.
Trading roles involve tracking the markets and buying and selling the products at the touch of a button. Your trading career will be defined by both what products you trade (eg, equities, foreign exchange, or commodities) and by the kind of trader you are.
Trader roles come in several types:
Flow traders - People who buy and sell financial products on behalf of a bank’s clients.
Proprietary (or ‘prop’) traders - A select group of elite traders who are given licence to trade the bank’s own money.
Execution traders - Traders who do little more than place trades on behalf of analysts and fund managers.
Sales traders - A kind of hybrid between salespeople and traders – they recommend products to clients and then execute the trades resulting from their recommendations.
Trading roles have been profoundly influenced by the rise of technology over the last decade, but investment banks also recruit for separate electronic trading divisions.
Electronic trading has meant that trade execution speeds fell dramatically, along with the cost of transactions, and that there’s increased transparency in the markets. The use of algorithms – computer systems which decide on price, timing and quantity of an order – also meant that the average trade size fell.
The emergence of automation transformed the market from one where a great deal of human-intermediation was required into one where computers largely do the work in executing and processing trades. As a result a larger number of traditional trading roles were eliminated. However, electronic trading has also created a range of new positions and careers in trading.
These new finance jobs in trading include:
Quantitative analysts - Quants are maths geniuses, key to gaining an edge in e-trading. Quant jobs include designing, developing and implementing execution algorithms using a mathematical approach to identify investment opportunities and strategies in the market.
Consultants - A consulting job is all about keeping clients happy. Consultants run various statistical reports, including transaction cost analysis and trade reports, to ensure that clients are using trading tools in the most effective way. Consultants also offer tips on how to improve performance.
Sales traders - It’s the sales trader’s role to facilitate the execution of trades for clients, while also offering a menu of the bank’s e-trading products and facilitating a customer’s decision on what is the best one to suit their needs. It’s a combination of marketing and client relationship management. Banks also hire for pure sales roles.
Market structure jobs - This is a research-led role; market structure professionals analyse upcoming regulatory changes and macro trends and their potential effect on the trading environment.
Top tier investment bank actively hiring a junior US equities derivatives trader to trade from Hong Kong.
Top tier investment bank actively hiring a Associate level equity derivatives trader to trade US equities from Hong Kong. This is a strong position to join a leading desk with good risk limits beginning late afternoon to around mid night with access to a lucrative market with good PNL potential.
Ideal candidate will have at least 1 year equity volatility trading experience trading prop positions, ideally with US equities. This is …
We are an expanding, technology-driven proprietary trading firm based in Lake Tahoe, San Francisco’s premier getaway destination. We are seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to work on the most challenging engineering problems in high-performance computing, big-data analysis and hardware-software co-design.
Degree (Bachelors or higher) in Computer Sciences, Physics, Applied Sciences, Math, and Engineering from a top university
C++ and object oriented programming
Parallel and concurrent p…
We are an expanding, technology-driven proprietary trading firm based in the Lake Tahoe area. Started by leading industry experts, we are looking for a highly motivated, energetic individual to take the lead on our recruiting initiatives.
You will be responsible for proactively sourcing exceptional candidates, satisfying the firm's staffing needs as the company continues to grow exponentially
Identify and actively recruit qualified candidates using varied search processes
Maintain timely interviewing process and a high …
Our client, a leading global investment bank, is looking for a senior Java Algo Developer with proven algorithmic trading development experience to join their front office algo trading technology team in a greenfield project.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the algorithmic trading platform especially in strategy/algorithms implementation/development while working directly with the quants. He/she will also be expected to contribute to the core infrastructure system design and architecture decision…
We are seeking an Operations Specialist to work within our Trade Support team from 2:00-11:00 PM, Sunday-Thursday. This position will support our Operations Department and International Equity traders.
Primary responsibilities are inclusive of, but not limited to:
• Acting as a liaison between Portfolio Managers (PMs) and Traders by analyzing equity trades provided by the PMs, determining if the trade meets compliance requirements and converting into an appropriate format for trade execution by the Traders.
• Assisting the Asian market tr…
A growing Proprietary Trading Firm is seeking a Technical Operations Specialist for their San Francisco headquarters. Qualifications: Experience using Python Knowledge of C++ program systems Previous experience in a trading environment
Technical Operations Specialist
High Frequency Proprietary Trading Firm
Location: New York
Compensation: $135,000 - $170,000 + uncapped bonus + benefits
A growing Proprietary Trading Firm is seeking a Technical Operations Specialist for their San Francisco headquarters. Started by one of the most succ…
Growing alternative investment firm is both expanding and bringing other functions in house. This has created the demand for technologists across a few different areas and levels.
Sr. Developer C#/WPF/Sql Server
Trade flow processing knowledge
Financial experience is preferred with ideally a few asset types
Ability to work in a team environment where requests and priorities can change -- must be dynamic and flexilbe
Sr. Developer – C#/ASP.NET ++ Angular, Bootstrap
.NET, ASP.NET MVC, C+
Our client a top tier investment firm in New York City is looking for a solid candidate to handle a Regulatory Reporting role
Our client, located in New York, NY, is seeking an IRS Middle Office Specialist to join their dynamic team! Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, booking trades, investigating disputes, validating pricing, and issuing margin calls. Individual must have strong communication skills, as he/she will work closely with front office, internal clients, and upper management. Qualified candidates must ha…
Our client, an impressive hedge fund name, is looking for a credit trader to join their London-based platform.
Working within a team of prominent individuals, the candidate will focus on trading across the credit spectrum – investment grade, high yield, distressed, etc. – as well as working with the other members of the team on rates, FX and equity trades.
The ideal candidate will be at Associate-level from a top bank or fund, although the firm may consider slightly more junior/senior applicants depending on relevant experience. Candidate…
This role will be for a leading TIER 1 BANK where you will be working as a FUTURES TRADER. This is an urgent hire and the candidate should be able to move forwards quickly. The position is a fantastic opportunity for a young, entrepreneurial candidate who is looking to progress quickly.
Key Skills required:
- 5 - 7 years of experience either in SALES / TRADING
- Very good FUTURES product knowledge
- Personable and able to hold themselves well in front of clie…
My clients Futures business is growing. They’re looking to expand the markets and the algorithms that they trade across Asia, and need a quantitative developer to drive their growth.
Futures Strats are responsible for all aspects of the futures electronic trading business, providing sophisticated execution-related services to their Clients, such as automated execution algorithms. They are responsible for requirements gathering, research, design, implementation, testing and support of high performance, highly available trading systems and …
My client seeks strategists and developers of automated trading strategies with proven track records of profitability. A successful Portfolio Manager candidate will have over two years experience committing capital, must excel at risk management and be the primary force behind the trading strategy.
My client is a proprietary trading firm which specialises in fully automated trading. They have developed a fantastic automated trading platform, featuring direct market access to the major financial exchanges. They will …
A growing prop trading firm in London is looking to add a systematic quant researcher/trader to their team. The ideal candidate will have experience of researching high frequency trading strategies with the ambition to run their own book.
The focus of the group is primarily cross-asset systematic futures Strategies. The firm are well capitalised with market leading infrastructure and a highly competitive PnL payout formula to reward performance.
• An MSc/PhD from a leading university
• Up to 3 years of research experi…
Competitive base salary with market leading payout
My client are leading proprietary trading firm that specialise in sustainable, refined automated trading strategies, they operate in the key electronic financial markets.
The company is a direct member of several exchanges and trading venues and in major asset classes, in particular in futures and forex markets.
They apply highly scientific methods and technological power to trading in amajor asset classes globally. They are able to offer traders and other specialists the opportunity to join a sophisticated algorithmic trading firm workin…
This global FI Quantitative & Algorithmic Trading Strategies group is responsible for quantitative algorithmic trading strategies.
The team runs a couple of different activities including high frequency trading with respect to market making activities on futures, and also algorithm’s and other electronic franchise activities like making prices, auto-hedging and algo development. My client are looking to make a couple of hires around the associate/VP level to join in a research/trading capacity.
- Background in the algorithmic…
A junior quantitative execution trader is required at an exciting and reputable asset management firm based in New York. This is an extremely exciting opportunity to join a small team focusing on equities, mainly, but also in FX and derivatives, with the backing of very established and expanding firm. You will be tasked with working upon execution models, reporting directly to the head of the team, given responsibility and independence.
Trading and implem…
Our client, a long established international Asset Manager, is currently looking to hire a Futures & Forwards Execution Trader to join their team in Dublin.
Futures & Forwards Execution Trader
- Daily execution of futures and forwards trades
- Management of broker relationships
- Monitoring of best execution quality and transaction cost analysis
- Oversight of trades in different time zones
- Monitoring of portfolio restrictions, ratios & liquidity
- Providing MD with daily trading information
- Graduate in busine…
Our client is an established commodity house that has a global set up and coverage of numerous commodities. They are currently looking to strengthen their Singapore team and looking for an experienced individual in the energy and utility space to assist the growth.
Responsibilities for Energy and Utilities Strategic Lead Buyer, Singapore, Asia, Salary: Highly Competitive, (Energy, Utilities, Coal, Fuel, Natural Gas, Power, Water, Steam, Waste Water, Procurement, Buyer, Singapore, Asia) role:
. Be the regional lead buyer for energy (natu…
Primarily responsible for trading of small order flow from retail, client- directed, and wrap programs.
Continues to learn basic trading skills working more strategic orders, under supervision of Head Trader or Senior Traders, and acts as primary back up in Senior Traders absence.
Maintain daily trading records and reports.
Research and resolve any clearing and settlement issues, stepouts and or trading errors as they arise.
Maintain efforts of desk to build strong portfolio manager and outside brokerage rel…
I am working with a leading global trading house in Shanghai who is developing their platform in the concentrates space as part of a general expansion. The candidate will have extensive knowledge of this market and a strong network that would be transferable.
Senior Concentrates Trader (Base Metals; Metals; Copper; Aluminium; Zinc; Lead; Concentrates; Trading; China; Asia; Shanghai)
I am working with a leading global trading house in Shanghai who is developing their platform in the concentrates space as part of a general expansion. The c…
We are working with a leading trading group that are looking to develop their oil trading business in Australia by adding an experienced trading professional. They are looking for an individual to focus on business development for refined products.
Responsibilities for Commercial Manager - Oil Products role :
Service a portfolio of clients across Australian markets
Develop market presence by originating and developing new clients
Providing clients with market information, and supply technical and marketing advice
Provide support to tradi…
Our client, a well established polymers & petrochemicals trading house headquartered in Dubai, is expanding their global trading coverage. They are looking for an experienced / senior individual to join their team in Dubai.
Polymers and Petrochemicals Trading Manager / Commercial Head, Dubai – UAE (Petrochemicals, Polymers, Olefins, BTX, Sales, Trader, Dubai, UAE)
Our client, a well established polymers & petrochemicals trading house headquartered in Dubai, is expanding their global trading coverage. They are looking for an experienc…
Global Investment Management group of considerable repute is looking to hire a Treasury Specialist to lead and help manage the Treasury Department.
This is a key role and it is expected that suitable candidates will possess considerable experience of managing multi billion pound treasury portfolios.
Margin modelling of prime brokers.
Margin Scenario analysis.
Working alongside the Head of Trading, the CIO and the board to effectively improve yield.
Expert knowledge of FX, Bonds and other financial instruments.
My client is a Multi-Family Office based in Geneva and Luxembourg having in-house expertise to offer a full range of wealth-management services, as asset management, legal and tax advisory services, to the benefit of both private and institutional clients.
Notwithstanding the various crises, my client has been able to move ahead on the strength of its innovative business model.
Today, with several billion Swiss Francs of AUM and 35 members of staff, they have a top worldwide ranking and remain anchored in Geneva's long standing tradition.…
CHF180000 - CHF250000 per annum + unlimited commissions
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
Blake & Partners
Updated on: 21 Nov 14