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Trading Support Engineer, London (Python, Shell Scripting)
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £100000 - £140000 per annum
  • Description World class trading business with a global presence. They deal with a variety of Asset Classes including Equities, Futures, Commodities, Currencies and Fixed Income
Power Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Prague
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description A growing energy focused trading house is hiring a power trader to join their existing team to help build out their Southern European coverage.
Oil Trading Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Oil Trading Analyst The Company: One of the leading, integrated energy companies with activities in E&P, transport, and trading of oil and natural gas are looking to expand their front office
Legal Counsel | Established International Trading Platform
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: S$210000 - S$270000 per annum + competitive
  • Description Top-tier Trading Platform is seeking a Legal Counsel to be based in Singapore. This role is a new headcount supporting the group's General Counsel, and the local Senior Management.
Grains and Oilseeds Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description An international trading house are looking to add to their trading team with a Grains and Oilseeds Trader. The role provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of a growing business and to expand
Structured Power Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Denmark
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description The Company: A leading Trading House with a strong presence across the European Power and Gas Markets is looking to expand their Portfolio Management & Trading team
Quantitative Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Salary: US$100000 - US$130000 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
LPG Trader/Chartering Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description The Company The Company provides services for the transportation and trading of Liquid Petroleum Gas, across the USA and LATAM markets. The Company itself operates under the umbrella of a large
Rate Derivatives Trading - Investment Bank
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: €70000 - €120000 per annum
  • Description Rate Derivatives Trading - Investment Bank Salary Bracket €70,000 - €120,000 We are currently working with a Global Investment Bank who is looking to add a Interest Rates Derivatives Trader to their

Salary, Job Description and Skill Requirements

Trading specialists assess financial data and define suitable standards for securities on monetary markets. As experts in their field, trading specialists are also expected to analyze financial trends with the help of statistical applications and modeling in order to understand price levels, as well as threats that will likely effect an organization. 
To grow the price of their stock portfolios, traders work as part of a larger team with relevant team members including portfolio managers, researchers and operations personnel. Effective monitoring of investment opportunities often requires a trading specialist to build a supporting team which may include research analysts, portfolio managers, and assistant traders.

Employment Outlook and Salary

The average yearly salary of a trading specialist is around $87,124, with salaries ranging between $68,500 and $105,000. As with other financial positions, the expected salary can differ widely based upon a variety of factors such as experience level, skill set and formal education, with a related degree also playing a crucial role in commanding a higher salary.
At more senior levels, both UK and US based trading managers can expect to earn higher than those in lower positions with the average yearly salary coming in at around $96,247 for the latter. 

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the demand for trading specialists is set to increase by 4% by 2022.

Job Description

Trading specialists are responsible for purchasing and selling shares, bonds, and assets for stakeholders, with the goal of capitalizing on assets and reducing financial threats. Additional responsibilities include: analyzing data, providing professional advice, supporting business processes, data management, customer reporting and portfolio management. Working with finance and customer support teams, trading specialists must have the ability to perform in a group environment, alongside strong attention to detail, excellent computer skills and a professional approach. A solid knowledge of market structures and trends is essential.

Traders usually fall into one of the following categories:

  • Flow traders - purchase and sell monetary items to a bank’s customers
  • Propriety traders - trade on behalf of the bank
  • Sales traders - collect information from customer and act as mediators between the customers and either flow or propriety traders

Job responsibilities vary among different types of traders, with flow and propriety traders typically carrying out the following tasks:

  • Gathering relevant information
  • Liaising with multiple parties, such as sales staff and agents
  • Investigating, assessing and exploring current market trends
  • Submitting daily trading reports to key stakeholders
  • Updating sales staff regarding market rates
  • Conducting trades

Sales traders focus on client interactions in order to secure new clients and develop strong relationships. Typical employers of traders include commercial houses, investment banks, exchanges, and reserves departments of key companies.

Key Skills & Qualifications

Candidates with degrees in accountancy, commerce, economics, finance, math, politics or the sciences have a strategic advantage on those with other degrees. Barriers are high, with employers typically requiring at least a 2:1 degree mark and a challenging selection procedure. Recruitment is typically handled through assessment days which might include comprehensive interviews and psychometric tests. 

Knowledge of a second language is beneficial.

Other required skills include:

  • Strong numerical competency skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team
  • Physical and psychological strength
  • Independent thinking
  • Business acumen
  • Ability to work under pressure