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Head Grains Trader - Melbourne
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Head of Grains Trading - Melbourne, Australia. (Wheat, barley, soybeans, corn etc) Agricultural commodities, Physical, Cash, Derivatives. Location; Melbourne Australia:
Quantitative Trading Strategist-Equities
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Salary: US$150000 - US$350000 per year
  • Description Quantitative Researcher
Sales Trading, Swiss Market
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Zürich
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description A Swiss private bank based in Zurich is currently looking for a Sales Trading - Swiss Market, to join their fast growing division specialised in online trading services
Quantitative Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Salary: US$140000 - US$170000 per year
  • Description Quantitative Trader | Junior Trader | San Francisco A Quantitative hedge fund located in the San Francisco Bay Area is looking to expand its quantitative investment strategies team
Crude/Products Trader - Dubai, UAE
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Dubai
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Crude/Products Trader - Dubai, UAE A very established energy trading house are looking to add a Crude/Products trader to their trading team in Dubai as part of an aggressive expansion
Interest Rate Derivatives Trading - Investment Bank - Frankfurt
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen
  • Salary: €70000 - €120000 per annum
  • Description Interest Rate Derivatives Trading - Investment Bank - Frankfurt Salary Bracket €70,000 - €120,000 We are currently working with a Global Investment Bank who is looking to add a Interest Rates
Quant Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$150000 - US$1000000 per year
  • Description We are working with an established prop trading firm (>$1B AUM) who are actively looking to add proven quantitative traders to their team.
Quant Trader | Equities
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$150000 - US$400000 per year
  • Description I'm working with a rapidly growing systematic trading firm in NYC that is looking to build out their HFT to medium frequency trading business given their exceptional performance
Energy Trade Support
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description A globally established commodity brokerage is seeking to add someone to their established Trade Support team in London. Reporting directly to the Head of Operations the successful candidate will work

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.