Wednesday, February 27, 2008

FX Trader

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Classification: Full Time

Robert Half specializes in the permanent placement of accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals and is a division of Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI).
Top Financial Services firm is looking for a FX Trader.
The Intermediate FX Trader is responsible for trading currencies on behalf of the firm, in order to provide pricing and liquidity to clients. This position monitors and analyzes various factors to anticipate movements in the international currency markets. The Intermediate FX Trader is responsible for assuming, managing and minimizing risk for the firm.

FX Trading
Execute trade orders from clients in all major currencies.
Handle spot and forward trading.
Partner with FX relationship managers in the US and internationally to accept and execute trade orders from clients.
Conduct all trading within company policy and external market standards.
Buy and sell currencies to profit from anticipated market movements, while keeping within authorized trading limits.

Quote currency prices, which are both beneficial to clients and profitable for the firm.
Set and quote local prices, based on market rates, the size of the transaction and the stability and volatility of the market.
Set and quote competitive and timely prices to the customer base to win the business.

Assessment & Analysis

Monitor and analyze the currency market and economic data to anticipate market movements, minimize trade losses and secure the best pricing for clients.
Review charts, reports and news items, to capture daily market movements.
Consult with traders from previous and subsequent shifts for trading activity highlights and to ensure seamless customer service.
For immediate consideration and to set up an interview, email your resume as a MS Word attachment to [Click here to email] Robert Half Finance and Accounting is an equal opportunity employer.

Robert Half Finance & Accounting pioneered specialized financial recruitment and today is the worldwide leader. We specialize in placing professionals on a full-time basis in a variety of areas, including accounting, finance, bookkeeping, payroll, credit & collections, audit and taxation. For six decades we have been matching highly skilled accounting and finance professionals with our clients' positions. Our relationship with industry-leading companies in more than 350 locations around the globe gives you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. We encourage you to work with us to find out why FORTUNE magazine ranked us #1 in our industry on the list of America's Most Admired Companies. (Source: FORTUNE, March 19, 2007). Robert Half Finance & Accounting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Bachelors degree in finance, economics or related discipline required
5+ years of relevant work experience in the financial services industry, including foreign exchange; at least 4 years FX trading experience
Knowledge of the firm's business, practices and systems, a plus
Experience with international currency markets, including the impact of economic and political factors
Strong analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills
Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
Strong influencing, negotiation and relationship management skills.
Strong attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, while meeting deadlines
Ability to interact with all levels of management
Experience with standard desktop tools, including Microsoft Office
Strong written and verbal communication skills

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