Saturday, October 31, 2009

Senior Derivatives Trader

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Description Take your financial career to the next level in a challenging, senior-level position that hones your leadership skills and expands your sphere of influence. Join Vanguard as a Derivatives Trader in our Fixed Income Group, where you'll use existing proprietary and third-party quantitative models to analyze futures, options, swaps and other derivatives, and recommend and implement trades. You'll be part of an industry-leading company known for its strong ethical practices and client focus. The environment is collaborative and team-oriented, yet individual achievement is recognized and rewarded. Set your goals high, and explore this dynamic position with Vanguard.

As a Derivatives Trader you will:
- Develop and acquire models for analyzing derivatives and derivative strategies.
- Analyze derivative instruments and derivative-related investment management strategies to increase portfolio returns and/or reduce risk.
- Execute and measure the impact of derivative trades on relevant Fixed Income Group managed portfolios.

Vanguard, a leading financial company, offers a competitive Total Rewards package of cash compensation, benefits, work-life programs, and conveniences. Employment is contingent on a successful drug-screening result, and we maintain a smoke-free work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.
Requirements Position Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree, preferably in accounting, finance, mathematics or computer science; advanced degree and/or Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts certificate (CFA) preferred.
- Minimum of six years business experience, with at least three to four years of derivatives-related work experience.
- Strong knowledge of financial and investment theory, economics and statistics.
- Understanding of derivative instruments and markets from a theoretical and practical, i.e., modeling and trading, perspective.
- Strong communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to explain technical material in laymen's terms.

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