Junior Execution Trader

London, United Kingdom
15 Nov 2022
25 Nov 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
A leading systematic hedge fund manager in London is currently seeking a Junior Execution Trader.

Key responsibilities
  • Execution of FX and futures trades
  • To minimise transaction costs and use trading metrics to improve execution performance
  • Monitor market liquidity, positions, rolls and exposures
  • Ad-hoc duties such as P&L reporting and monitoring global news events and data releases
  • Understand the "big picture", the implications of actions on others, compliance issues etc
  • Preserving the confidentiality of pre-trade information both internally and externally
  • Monitoring local holidays in traded markets; and
  • Close of business tasks and end of day procedures

In addition, there will be longer term project work as the role develops.

Skills, experience, and qualifications
  • Quick learner with solid problem solving and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Bloomberg
  • Understanding of Order Management and Execution Management Systems
  • Familiarity with the mechanics of FX and futures markets
  • STEM, Finance or Economics graduate from a top university
  • Previous directly relevant experience - at least 1 year of trading desk experience

Nice to have
  • Previous exposure to systematic strategies
  • Ideally a good proficiency in VBA & R
  • Currently or previously approved to perform the CDF function pursuant to the FCA's conduct rules
  • Any relevant professional qualifications

Company Benefits

The company provides a generous set of additional benefits, including:
  • Hybrid working policy (currently 2 days a week in our Central London office)
  • Deliveroo lunch contribution
  • Equipment including iPhone, laptop and monitors provided for home setup
  • Life Insurance and BUPA Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Cycle to Work and Car Leasing scheme

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