Thursday, June 26, 2008

Equity Derivatives Trader

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Company:

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and its subsidiaries
form a large, successful company known for is innovation and
performance. Allianz Life is one of the primary companies of the
Allianz SE, the 15th largest company in the world with more than $1.7
Trillion in assets under management. Founded in 1890 in Germany,
Allianz SE has more than 60 million customers in over 70 countries.

Allianz SE recently established 5 regional investment centers
including: Milan, Minneapolis, Munich, Paris and Singapore. As the
North American regional investment center, our Minneapolis Allianz
Investment Management team manages the $77B portfolio. We trade over
a $1B a day and have built a dynamic hedging platform that is setting
the standard in the industry.

Equity Derivatives Trader:

As an Equity Derivatives Trader, you will be responsible for
derivative trading on a daily basis for hedging insurance liabilities.
The Trading Team is responsible for efficient trading of multiple
derivative structures on multiple indices daily. Your strong
understanding of capital markets is needed to support hedging
decisions. You will be involved in analyzing term sheets for
accuracy, improving our processes, and mitigating risks. In addition,
we will depend on you to evaluate volatility and other market data,
analyze trading data, and build relations in the financial community.
This position is also involved in developing the infrastructure
needed to trade new derivative instruments.

Requirements include:

Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, mathematics or
equivalent

5+ years of investment-related experience in a financial
company

Trading experience in derivatives including exchange-traded
indexed options

Strong understanding of the capital markets

Strong knowledge of spreadsheets and investment data software
(Excel, Visual Basic, Access, Bloomberg, etc.)

Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills

Willing to learn and interested in fixed income derivatives
trading

CFA designation preferred

Why Allianz? We provide benefits for your career and life that are a
cut above the rest. From day one, you are eligible for benefits
including medical, dental, 401(k), annual paid leave and tuition
assistance. In addition, after a designated period of time you are
eligible for disability coverage, stock purchase program and much
more.

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