Thursday, November 12, 2009

MSSB Market - Municipal Oddlot Trader

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Position Category: Fixed Income Sales & Trading

Position Title: MSSB - Markets - Municipal Oddlot Trader

Job Level: Associate

Location: USA - NY - Purchase

Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Position Description:
Candidates for this position must have at least 2 years prior experience within a Tax Exempt Fixed Income Product. A compelling interest in the financial markets and excellent credit and analytical skills are required. The candidate is expected to collaborate with the businesses - Sales, Trading, Strategy and Municipal Finance. This fast-paced and intense environment requires an aptitude for analyzing and interpreting complex information from multiple sources in a timely manner.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a global leader in wealth management, provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Capital Markets is a global leader in Fixed Income products, providing individuals, corporations, and governments around the world with a wide range of services.

Duties include:
# Managing a book of odd-lot inventory consisting of several hundred positions
# Providing liquidity and appropriate markets to the MSSB retail sales force
# Partner with the municipal desk's sales team to market positions and ideas related to trade opportunities
# Interact and respond to Financial Advisor community in order to facilitate business
# Must be able to respond to directives as it relates to inventory and pricing of product

Skills Required:
# Outstanding attention to detail, highly organized, and extremely proactive
# Must be a service oriented, team-player eager to assist colleagues and members of the department at all levels
# Self-motivated, innovative, hard working individual, who can handle changing priorities and multiple tasks in a timely fashion
# Technology friendly with the ability to understand and enhance existing systems
# Excellent verbal and written communication skills
# Diligent and meticulous individual with the ability to “think outside the box”
# Must be service oriented and a team player with the ability to work outside ones comfort zone
# Strong time management/prioritization skills and solid judgment
# Series 7 and 63
# Working knowledge of Bloomberg, and familiarity with the ratings agencies

Skills Desired:
Committed To Diversifying Its Workforce

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