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Junior Trading Support
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Zug
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description An innovative and renown Company specialised in online trading tools is currently looking for a Junior Trading Support individual to join their team in Zug. Junior Trading Support Responsibilities:
Trade Finance Manager, Trading firm (Hard commodities)
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Job description: Manage, Train & Guide the Treasury and Docs & Collection teamsSupport the overall company's trading activities by managing all trade-related matters,eg
Gas Operator
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Lugano
  • Salary: Swiss Franc80000 - Swiss Franc130000 per annum
  • Description A growing energy trading house is looking to hire a Gas operator to join their logistics team in Lugano. They are hiring because of the ongoing growth, the successful individual will work on the
Metals Trader - New York, USA
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Metals Trader - New York, USA Metals Trader - New York, USA My client is a globally established metals trading house that are their base metal trading team in New York
Quantitative Cryptocurrency Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: US$90000 - US$120000 per annum + Performance Based Bonus
  • Description A leading Proprietary Trading Firm is looking to bring on a Quantitative Cryptocurrency Trader in the Chicago area.
ML Alpha Researcher | Cryptos
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: £175000 - £500000 per year
  • Description I'm working with a well established systematic trading firm in NYC that has been actively building out a cryptocurrency trading desk in order to complement their current portfolio of high-medium
Fixed Income Sales - MBS Salesperson - Charlotte North Carolina
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description A leading financial services dealer in Charlotte, North Carolina is seeking an Associate level MBS sales person to join their growing team.
Quantitative Strategist | Multi-Strat Hedge Fund
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$285000 - US$600000 per year
  • Description I'm working with a rapidly growing systematic hedge fund in NYC that is looking to bring on algorithmic traders who have a successful track record in running automated trading strategies
VP Quant Developer Trading Risk
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £90000 - £135000 per annum
  • Description We are currently seeking an outstanding quantitative development candidate to join the QA group of a Tier 1 Investment Bank in London at the VP level. The role is in the global Quantitative Analytics

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.