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Senior Quantitative Trading Strategist
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chicago
  • Salary: $100000 - $225000 per annum
  • Description Senior Quantitative Trading Strategist A Chicago-based Proprietary Trading firm is looking to add a Senior Quantitative Trading Strategist to their rapidly growing trading
Trading Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Trading Desk Analyst A Greater Boston fund is seeking a mid-level trading desk associate in order to support fund trading strategies. Quantitatively based position and...
Trading Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Trading Desk Analyst A Greater Boston fund is seeking a mid-level trading desk associate in order to support fund trading strategies. Quantitatively based position and...
Trading Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Trading Desk Analyst A Greater Boston fund is seeking a mid-level trading desk associate in order to support fund trading strategies. Quantitatively based position and...
Trading Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Trading Desk Analyst A Greater Boston fund is seeking a mid-level trading desk associate in order to support fund trading strategies. Quantitatively based position and...
Trading Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Trading Desk Analyst A Greater Boston fund is seeking a mid-level trading desk associate in order to support fund trading strategies. Quantitatively based position and...
Trading Systems Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Trading Systems Analyst A fully systematic hedge fund is searching for a trading systems analyst to join their dynamic team. Founded almost ten years ago,...
Senior Trading Systems Engineer, Full Time
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chicago
  • Salary: $200000 - $300000 per annum
  • Description Our client is a leading, global high-frequency trading firm located here in Chicago, Illinois. They are looking to add a Senior Trading Systems Engineer to...
Head of Base Metals Trading - Luxembourg
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Luxembourg
  • Salary: €200000 - €275000 per annum
  • Description My client is a globally established trading house with a focus on trading physical base metals. They have a developed team and are looking for...

An exchange-traded fund, or ETF, is a marketable security that tracks a commodity, an index, bonds, or an index fund. An ETF specialist is responsible for managing exchange-traded funds of the businesses and clients. An ETF trades like a common stock, unlike mutual funds, on a stock exchange. As ETFs are bought and sold throughout the day, they experience constant price changes. ETFs generally have lower fees and higher liquidity than mutual fund shares, making them a good alternative for many individual investors. 

Job Specification, Salary, Outlook
ETF traders enhance and build the quality of the trading strategies, requiring superior computing, mathematical, and analytical skills. ETF traders work with business growth opportunities and strategic goals, generate trade ideas, perform portfolio analysis, oversee development of trader platforms and tools, and aid various risk management in a trading (real-time) environment.  
So how much do exchange-traded fund traders earn? It depends on a number of factors, but the average salary in exchange-traded fund traders in the United States is $66,142 per annum, with a range of $42,795 - $168,766. Factors that affect the level of salary include job location, technical skills, on-the-job experience, and academic background. In the UK, an average salary of £60,000 per year can be expected, with a range of £40,268 - £132,767.   

Job Description
An exchange-traded fund trader is responsible for growing business with evolving relationships and implementing and facilitating Capital Markets (ETF) strategy, value propositions and developing business plans for the client according to their with specific requirements. They monitor and measure the success of the business plan and assist in its execution.  

Typical Responsibilities: 

  • Managing the assigned portfolios to meet performance standards consistent with the investment objectives of the funds, while adhering to regulatory constraints
  • Ensuring portfolio risk is managed and the integrity of operational processes is maintained, with sound risk management practices
  • Adding value through trading strategies, ad-hoc opportunities, tax mitigation strategies and corporate action elections
  • Evaluating and researching markets to support product launches
  • Ensuring all processes are accurately implemented as per the client’s requirements
  • Applying quantitative models and techniques, along with specific market experience, index construction and ETFs to portfolio management, risk budgeting and product development
  • Contributing to overall investment process enhancements and systems
  • Presenting on complex investment topics to a variety of audiences

Key Skills & Qualifications      
An exchange-traded fund trader should have a degree in business, finance, mathematics, accounting or a related field; an MBA degree gives an added advantage. Solid analytical and quantitative aptitude, decision-making skills in high pressure situations, outstanding interpersonal skills and a passion for exchange-traded funds are essential.  

Required job skills:

  • Experience in trading ETFs and related products, analyzing and pricing 
  • Excellent computing and quantitative skills, including SQL and VBA
  • Full understanding of the creation and redemption process
  • Solid mathematical aptitude 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and networking skills 
  • Ability to multitask and excel under pressure
  • Excellent team player, and capable of working independently
  • Strong analytical ability 
  • Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize 
  • Strong interest/passion in investment management business and markets 

Job Trends  
Exchange-traded fund traders enjoy excellent career prospects and opportunities for promotion. Although the long working hours and high levels of stress involved in this role don’t suit everyone, competition and demand for jobs is intense; trading in exchange-traded fund is financially lucrative and the intensity of the job can be very exciting.