Under this sector, you'll find all of our trading jobs.
Trading positions require tracking the markets and then buying and selling products, usually through technology. Trading careers are defined by both what products are traded (such as equities, foreign exchange, or commodities) and by the type of trader.
There are several different kinds of careers in trading:
Flow traders - These are people who buy and sell financial products for a bank's clients.
Proprietary (or "prop") traders - These are a carefully chosen group of higher level traders who trade the bank's own money.
Execution traders - These traders mainly place trades for analysts and fund managers.
Sales traders - These are a mix between salespeople and traders, recommending products to clients and executing any trades which have come about from their recommendations.
Trading roles have been significantly changed by the advance of technology over the last 10 years, but investment banks also hire people for separate electronic trading divisions.
Electronic trading has sped trades dramatically, dropped the cost of transactions and greatly increased transparency in the markets. Using algorithms - computer systems which make decisions on price, timing and size of an order - also shrank average trade sizes.
Automation has completely transformed the market from one where much human activity was required into one where the computers do most of the work in executing and processing trades. Due to this change, many traditional trading roles were eliminated. To balance this, electronic trading has created many new positions and careers in trading.
These new opportunities for finance jobs in trading include:
Quantitative analysts - Quants are brilliant at math, which is very important for gaining an edge in trading electronically. Quant jobs involve designing, developing and deploying execution algorithms with a mathematical approach to find investment opportunities and strategies in the market.
Consultants - It's the consultant's job to keep clients happy with services. Consultants create a number of statistical reports, such as transaction cost analysis and trade reports, to make sure clients are taking advantage of trading tools effectively. Consultants are also able to provide tips on improving performance.
Sales traders - It's the sales trader's job to perform the execution of trades for clients, while also offering a choice of the bank's e-trading products and helping a customer decide which one suits their needs. This position requires a mix of marketing and client relationship management. Banks also hire pure salespeople.
Market structure jobs - This position is defined by research; market structure professionals analyze reported regulatory changes and macro trends and create reports describing their possible effect on the trading environment.
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Global financial firm is looking to add an experienced Prepayment Modeler to their Quantitative team.
|AVP/VP Investment Funds Counsel||Michael Page International - US Up to $180K Base + Bonus & Benefits (Tot...||New York City, NY||17 May 13|
Our client is a global asset management firm.
|Java Developer / Algo &/or High Frequency Trading||GMS Advisors up to 130k + bonus||New York City, NY||17 May 13|
Multiple Java Developer openings. Algorithmic Trading & High Frequency. Will consider grad level if you have...
|Interest Rate Derivatives Desk Quant - NY, USA||Selby Jennings $100000 - $125000 per annum, Benefits: E...||New York City, NY||17 May 13|
|Corporate Credit Trader - New York/London||DBFS £Highly Competitive + Bonus + Benefits||New York City, NY||17 May 13|
An elite global investment house currently require a Spanish/Portugese speaking Corporate Credit Trader with a...
|***NEW***SELBY JENNINGS QUANT VACANCIES - USA||Selby Jennings Various - see below.||New York City, NY||17 May 13|
The Selby Jennings Quant recruitment desk is delighted to announce that due to the group''s expansion in the U...
|Algorithmic Quant Researcher – New York||GQR Global Markets Total 1st Year Comp – $250'000 - $500'0...||New York City, NY||17 May 13|
A global hedge fund is seeking an Algorithmic Quant Researcher within its cash equities and futures execution...
|Equity Trader||Hold Brothers Capital, LLC. Performance Based||New York City, NY||17 May 13|
Hold Brothers is seeking equity traders to join the organization and trade equity instruments on an intraday ...
|Senior Financial Business Development Executive||Not Disclosed DOE||New York City, NY||17 May 13|
National Trading Firm Headquartered in New York City is looking for a Senior Financial Business Development Ex...
|High Frequency Trading System Developer - VP/SVP Level (C++/Multithreaded/Low Latency) - Prop Shop||Selby Jennings Circa $150,000 - $180,000 with profit sh...||New York City, NY||17 May 13|
High Frequency Trading System Developer - VP/SVP level (C++/Multithreaded/Low Latency) ? Prop Shop Downtown Ma...
|Systems Administrator/ Boutique Quantitative Trading Team (20 New York employees) - Manhattan, New York Boutique Quantitative Trading Firm - Manhattan||Selby Jennings Circa $100,000 - $150,000 plus quarterly...||New York City, NY||17 May 13|
Systems Administrator/ Boutique Quantitative Trading Team (20 New York employees) - Manhattan, New York Boutiq...
|Fixed Income Electronic Market Making Quant Trader – New York||Rostron Search VP/Director – Total 1st year Comp $300k...||New York City, NY||17 May 13|
A fixed income electronic market making quant trader position is immediately available at tier 1 investment ba...
|QUANT DEVELOPER – MACHINE LEARNING||Maven Search $200K+BONUS||New York City, NY||17 May 13|
• New systematic trading platform is seeking a top Quant developer with strong programming and machine learnin...
|Junior Leveraged Loan Trader||Not Disclosed Competitive Base + Bonus + Benefits||New York City, NY||16 May 13|
New York-based credit asset manager seeking to add a junior leveraged loan trader for its loan/CLO management ...
|Tax Information Reporting and Withholding Analyst||Macquarie Competitive||New York City, NY||16 May 13|
Tax Information Reporting and Withholding Analyst
|Territory Sales Executive||Eze Software Group Competitive base and commission structur...||New York City, NY||16 May 13|
Eze Software Group (Eze Software) is seeking Territory Sales Executive to join the RealTick EMS™ sales team in...
|Technical Support Analyst||UBS AG - Investment Bank BOE||New York City, NY||16 May 13|
The eCommerce Support Team is responsible for providing Production Support for a cross-product online trading...
|Credit Officer Securities Backed Lending||UBS AG commensurate with experience||Jersey City, NJ||16 May 13|
Originated through its comprehensive network of financial advisors, branches, and offices located throughout ...
|Event Driven Sales Team Wanted||IJC Partners, LLC. Very Competitive||Greenwich, CT||16 May 13|
Institutional Investment Firm with trading, research, sales is seeking an event driven sales team to join fir...
|Database Developer||IJC Partners 165k plus bonus||Greenwich, CT||16 May 13|
Top Tier financial firm is looking for a Database Developer
|High Yield Trading/Sales||IJC Partners OPEN||New York City, NY||16 May 13|
NYC Investment Bank is seeking a High Yield trading/sales team/individuals to establish a new desk.
|NYC Front Office CVA Quant | Investment Bank||Selby Jennings $140000 - $175000 per annum||New York City, NY||16 May 13|
CVA, quant, trading, C++, front office, develop, design, build, implement, stochastic, PDE, numerical, volatil...
|Economic Research Associate||Mercury Partners, Inc. Flexible||New York City, NY||15 May 13|
Work as part of a team that analyzes the economy and financial markets for institutional investors. Participa...
|Market Data & Liquidity Connectivity Manager, Trading||Bridgewater Associates Competitive||Westport, CT||15 May 13|
We''re looking for people who can be the leaders of the company – starting on their very first day.
|Front Office Credit Quant - Mortgage or Credit Flow||OCG - Obtain Consulting Group Competitive||New York City, NY||15 May 13|
Our client is a Tier 1 Investment Bank and they are currently expanding aggressively across their Fixed Income...
|CORE||Focus Capital Markets 125-175k||New York City, NY||15 May 13|
UNIX infrastructure development. World class team to build Wall Streets best OO development platform. We drea...
|Senior Systems Engineers||Focus Capital Markets 100,000 to 250,000||New York City, NY||15 May 13|
Focus Capital is growing the fastest in its history. We are looking for C++ developers who like to be treated...
|"C# or C++ Financial Developer" -- Immediate||Spectra Group Inc. Open||New York City, NY||15 May 13|
Looking for Financial Developer with SWAPS and CDS experience.
|Fixed Income Trader/Analyst||Federal Home Loan Bank Of New York Base+Bonus+Benefits||New York City, NY||14 May 13|
Responsible for structuring, valuing and/or trading structuring fixed income and fixed income derivative prod...
|Client Relationship Management Associate/ VP||Morgan Stanley Competitive||New York City, NY||14 May 13|
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