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Head of CWE Power Trading
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Warsaw
  • Salary: €100000 - €150000 per annum
  • Description A rapidly growing energy trading house based in Poland is looking to recruit a Head of CWE Power Trading to expand into and build up the CWE power markets for the company
Trading Manager (Fertilizers)
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Salary: Highly Competitve
  • Description Trading Manager (Nitrogen and Phosphates) - Fertilizers, Sales, Marketing, Trading, Relationship Building, Salary: Highly Competitive Location: Australia, Melbourne
Quantitative Analyst - Algo Trading
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$150000 - US$250000 per annum
  • Description Quantitative Analyst - Algo Trading A client of ours is looking for a quantitative researcher to join an expanding electronic trading team within a tier 1 investment bank located in New York
Head of Italian Power Market Trading
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Prague
  • Salary: €80000 - €120000 per annum
  • Description A well-established energy trading company is hiring a senior trader to build up an Italian market power desk. The group is a successful energy company with trading activity across Europe in various
LME Trade Operations
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Trade Operations A well-established metals trading company with a global presence is currently looking to add an LME Operations person to their team in London
Senior Sugar Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Shanghai
  • Salary: S$150000 - S$250000 per annum
  • Description Senior Sugar Trader - Soft Commodities, Trading House, Physical, Derivatives, Futures, Salary: Highly Competitive, Location: Shanghai, China Be responsible for sugar trading business in China
ETF FI Trading - Investment Bank - London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
  • Description ETF FI Trading - Investment Bank - London Salary Bracket £70,000 - £100,000 One of the leading global ETF Fixed Income Trading platforms at an Investment Bank is looking for a motivated candidate to
Senior Crude Oil Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Genoa
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description The Company: An International Commodity production Group with a strong presence in several sectors of the energy complex is looking to expand their Portfolio Management & Trading team
Securities Finance Trader - VP
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £100000 - £130000 per annum
  • Description A leading Investment Bank is looking to add to their Securities Finance Unit and is seeking to hire an experienced Trader in London.

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.