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Head of Gas Trading
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Aarhus, Aarhus Municipality
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description An energy trading house is hiring a Head of Gas Trading to build up and manage a gas trading book and team. The company, based in Denmark, currently trade primarily in power and are looking to add in
Head of Italian Power Market Trading
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Prague
  • Salary: €80000 - €100000 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
Quantitative Developer/ C++ Developer
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Central Hong Kong Island
  • Salary: HKD60000 - HKD120000 per month
  • Description My client is a startup with a focus on trading system development and quantitative investment management. The team is formed by executives from tier-one trading...
Oil Products Trader - Open to Heavy /Middle / Light Distillates
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Oil Products Trader (Open to Heavy Distillates /Middle Distillates / Light Distillates / Petroleum Products / LPG / LNG), Physical and Paper Trader Location: Singapore
Senior Minor Metal Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Well established trading house is looking to bring in a senior trader for the Ferro alloys/ exotic metal trading
Oil Trading Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Oil Trading Analyst, Crude Oil, Commodities
Senior CEE Power Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Warsaw
  • Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum
  • Description Senior CEE Power Trader
Senior C#.Net Developer – Fixed Income Trading
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Salary: $140000 - $160000 per annum, Benefits: uncapped bonus potential & benefits
  • Description Senior C#.Net Developer – Fixed Income Trading Asset Management Firm – Portfolio Management Los Angeles, CA Circa
Senior Gas Oiriginator
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Brussels
  • Salary: €85000 - €100000 per annum
  • Description Senior Gas Originator

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.