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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

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