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Power Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Switzerland
  • Salary: Swiss Franc130000 - Swiss Franc200000 per annum
  • Description Power Trader A leading European Utility is looking for a talented individual to join their Power trading desk. The successful candidate will be trading Power across the curve on continental hubs
Power Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £100000 - £175000 per annum
  • Description Power Trader A world leading Trading house is looking for a talented individual to join their Power trading desk. The successful candidate will be trading Power across the curve on continental hubs
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
Kospi Systematic Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description KOSPI Systematic Trader The senior derivative trader has a wide range of responsibilities that cover the complete cycle of the trading process. My client uses state-of-the-art framework for
Quant Trading System Developer
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Role: You are expected to develop and enhance trading applications by designing, implementing and delivering complex software systems that meet the business needs
Fuel Oil Trading Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description A globally integrated oil company with a prominent presence in every link of the value chain is looking to assist their growth strategy by bringing on an experienced Trading Manager to lead the Fuel
Fuel Oil Trading Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Italy
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description A globally integrated oil company with a prominent presence in every link of the value chain is looking to assist their growth strategy by bringing on an experienced Trading Manager to lead the Fuel
Senior Oil Trader
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Geneva
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Responsibilities for the role: Physical trading of crude & heavy products with the associated derivatives.Source new trading counter-parties and maintain relationships
Energy Trading Analyst
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Role Responsibilities for Energy Trading Analyst: Support investing efforts across a range of energy markets, with a focus on power and gas in North-Western Europe

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