Monday, July 9, 2007

Fixed Income Trader

Apply for Job with Edward Jones

Description
At Edward Jones, our formula for success has been to put our customers first. We recognize that the surest way to deliver outstanding service is to continually develop and reward those who provide it. If you're looking for the tools, resources and freedom to build a great future, contact Edward Jones today. And see for yourself why for the seventh year, Edward Jones was named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For in America" by Fortune magazine in its annual listing. The firm took the No. 16 spot overall in the ranking and was named to the No. 4 spot for large companies. The seven Fortune rankings include top 10 finishes for five years and consecutive number one rankings in 2002 and 2003.

Full-time associates are provided a core set of benefits including:

Life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage
Short-term and long-term disability
Paid vacation
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Workers compensation
Unemployment insurance
Mutual fund purchases at net asset value
Employee assistance program
Opportunity for bonus participation
Company-paid profit sharing
Tuition reimbursement
Adoption expense reimbursement
Full-time associates may also elect to participate in the following:
Medical and dental insurance
Additional life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage
Long-term care insurance
401k plan with company match
Flexible spending accounts

Do you have a deep understanding of the Fixed Income Market and the interest rate environment? Are you looking for a fast-paced, challenging new career? Do you enjoy research and handling a variety of duties? Have you ever created and executed a business plan that will help brokers contribute towards their financial goals?
The Fixed Income Department of Edward Jones is looking for a highly-specialized trader, with strong financial skills, who wants to work with our brokers, to help them meet their client's investment goals.

Responsibilities
Responsible for the trading and supply of bonds for the Financial Advisors to help them meet the financial goals of their clients.
Participate in proactively marketing campaigns in order to educate the Financial Advisors to the benefits of using Fixed Income to help solve the goals of their clients.
Provide accurate and timely responses to BID requests.
Support branches when necessary, via written & verbal communication.
Maintain regulatory compliance.

Requirements
A bachelor's degree in finance, business, economics, accounting or marketing preferred.
Series 7 & 66 licenses desired.
CFA or working towards obtaining CFA, a plus.
Microsoft Office proficiency a must.
A minimum of one year Fixed Income Trading experience.
Strong presentation, written, verbal, and listening skills required.
Excellent customer service and a high level of proficiency and aptitude in mathematical skills are essential. Must also be very detail-oriented.
Demonstrated success in building and executing a business plan marketing financial products.
Demonstrated success in teambuilding and mentoring others.
Advanced product knowledge and understanding of capital markets.
Preferred proficiency in the usage of Bloomberg, or similar system, for bids, product searches and yield calculations.
Must be able to quickly and accurately calculate bids and execute fixed income trades. Must have an awareness of the interest rate environment and market volatility.
Strong problem solving skills are necessary to determine which resources to use when responding to branch requests.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities, is essential.

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