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Head of Gas Trading
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Denmark
  • Salary: €80000 - €120000 per annum
  • Description A leading European Gas Trading House is looking for an experienced individual to lead their existing team. The successful candidate will be trading short term gas positions as well as implementing
Trading Associate
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$100000 - US$200000 per year + + Front Office Benefits
  • Description Trading Associate Company Summary: An experienced asset management firm in NY is looking to bring on board a trading associate at various different levels of seniority to support the Head Portfolio
Senior Trader - Light Ends
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description An international, integrated energy company with activities from E&P to Trading - the business focuses primarily on Oil, Natural Gas and Refined Products. The integration of the trading activities
Exotic Commodity Derivatives Trader - London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £55000 - £105000 per annum
  • Description Key responsibilities of the Exotic Commodity Derivatives Trader role include: Use fundamental and technical analytics to develop and structure exotic trading strategies in line with client
Credit Portfolio Trading Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$125000 - US$200000 per year + Front Office Bonus
  • Description Title: Credit Portfolio Trading Analyst (associate/vp) Company Summary: The Head of Macro quants at a top investment bank is looking to bring on board experience quantitative researcher to join his
Risk Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Salary: US$80000 - US$160000 per year
  • Description One of the most recognizable names in the quantitative trading industry is hiring for a new front office risk manager to oversee risk management for the Americas trading activities
Palm Oil Traders
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Palm Oil Trader, Entrepreneurial Commodities Trading, Edible Oils. Location: Singapore. Salary: Highly Attractive
Senior Risk Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: US$100000 - US$110000 per year
  • Description ***Senior Risk Manager Position in the Energy Sector*** An industry-leading Oil & Gas Trading Firm is looking to add a Senior Risk Manager to lead their Risk Analytics Team
Front Office Risk Manager - Energy - London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Front Office Risk Manager - Energy - London Global leading energy trading seeks front office risk manager to work closely with the energy trading desks and head of front office risk to direct the

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.