Fixed Income Trader

Insight Investment Management Limited
London, United Kingdom
07 Feb 2023
10 Feb 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Role accountabilities:
  • Primary coverage of the London FI Portfolio Management teams with a focus on general day-to-day trade execution.
  • Responsible for ensuring efficient and effective execution of trades in terms of quality, accuracy, and timeliness.
  • Maintain and develop external relationships with counterparties to ensure access to competitive pricing and liquidity sources.
  • Propagation of trade ideas, specific axes, headline news and market "technicals" to Portfolio Managers and Analysts.
  • Develop product knowledge and instrument expertise as new investment strategies warrant.
  • Participation in specific trading projects as well as contributing to intra departmental projects.
  • Ongoing analysis of TCA data and adapt trading strategies to minimise costs associated with execution.
  • Participate with trade associations and external forums regarding market infrastructure, regulatory and technology changes and disseminate any pertained impact to the relevant personnel.

Knowledge, skills and behaviours required:
  • Minimum 2-3 years previous Fixed Income trading experience in ALL Fixed Income products (ABS, IG, Rates, ETD, and other OTC products)
  • A comprehensive knowledge of Bloomberg, Tradeweb, MarketAxess as information sources and trading platforms essential.
  • Use of third-party vendors such as Ipreo, Direct Books and Neptune preferable.
  • A working knowledge of a TCA vendor such as BestX, BTCA preferable
  • Professional MS Office Skills:, Advanced Microsoft Excel preferable.
  • Experience in programming languages such as Python a positive.
  • CFA / IMC qualifications a positive.

Insight is committed to being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

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