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Power Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Switzerland
  • Salary: Swiss Franc130000 - Swiss Franc200000 per annum
  • Description Power Trader A leading European Utility is looking for a talented individual to join their Power trading desk. The successful candidate will be trading Power across the curve on continental hubs
Power Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £100000 - £175000 per annum
  • Description Power Trader A world-leading Trading house is looking for a talented individual to join their Power trading desk. The successful candidate will be trading Power across the curve on continental hubs
Kospi Systematic Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description KOSPI Systematic Trader The senior derivative trader has a wide range of responsibilities that cover the complete cycle of the trading process. My client uses state-of-the-art framework for
Senior Oil Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Geneva
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Responsibilities for the role: Physical trading of crude & heavy products with the associated derivatives.Source new trading counter-parties and maintain relationships
C# / .NET Developer | Global High-Frequency Proprietary Trading
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Geneva
  • Salary: £150000 - £200000 per annum
  • Description C# / .NET Developer | Global High-Frequency Proprietary Trading Firm Zurich Compensation range: £150,000-£200,000+ bonus & benefits We are closely partnered with a global High-Frequency
C# / .NET Developer | Global High-Frequency Proprietary Trading
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Zürich
  • Salary: £150000 - £200000 per annum
  • Description C# / .NET Developer | Global High-Frequency Proprietary Trading Firm Zurich Compensation range: £150,000-£200,000+ bonus & benefits We are closely partnered with a global High-Frequency
Energy Trading Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Role Responsibilities for Energy Trading Analyst: Support investing efforts across a range of energy markets, with a focus on power and gas in North-Western Europe
Energy Trading Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Role Responsibilities for Energy Trading Analyst: Support investing efforts across a range of energy markets, with a focus on power and gas in North-Western Europe
Gasoline Trading Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Responsibilities Create reports on the domestic US, Canadian and LATAM regions as well as supply & demand forecasts. Develop & maintain the systems used for analysing the gasoline markets

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.