Saturday, October 31, 2009

Senior Taxable Bond 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 Senior Taxable Trader in our fixed income group, where you'll use existing proprietary and third-party quantitative models to perform market analyses, negotiate trades, and examine risk management for assigned portfolios. 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 Senior Taxable Corporate Bond Trader you will:

-Develop models and execute trades for taxable corporate fixed income securities.
-Recommend trades based on strong understanding of relative value.
-Analyze taxable instruments and taxable-related investment management strategies to increase portfolio returns and/or reduce risk.
-Execute and measure the impact of taxable trades on the relevant Fixed Income Group managed portfolios.
-- Use a variety of complex tools and databases such as Bloomberg, Blackrock Solutions, Salomon Yield Book, and Lehman Point, to identify critical data for decision-making.
- Complete risk analyses for senior management that evaluate potential exposure related to issuer, sector, quality, term and maturity.
- Negotiate trades with a variety of securities dealers and act as liaison to outside vendors.
- Invest cash flows across markets and act as portfolio manager with a lower level of discretion.
- Act as a critical investment decision-maker when the portfolio manager is off the desk.
- Provide direction on compliance, regulatory rules, and investment guidelines.
- Respond effectively to inquiries pertaining to trading and pricing.
- Analyze data collected by less-tenured traders, and, with oversight, develop trading and portfolio strategies.

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, economics or computer science; MBA and/or CFA preferred.
-Minimum of six years business experience, with at least three to four years of taxable corporate bond trading and fixed income experience.
- Good knowledge of derivatives and other complex instruments.
-Strong knowledge of financial and investment theory, economics and statistics.
-Understanding of taxable instruments and markets from a theoretical and practical, i.e., modeling and trading, perspective.
- Strong PC skills with spreadsheet, database and other applicable software packages.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to explain technical material in laymen's terms.
- Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills.

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