Monday, December 28, 2009

Nikkei Options Trader

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DRW Trading Group is a proprietary trading organization. Using internally developed methods, models and technology, we trade across a wide range of asset classes both domestically and internationally. All of our trading activity is for our own account, and all of our methods and systems are developed solely for our use. Unlike hedge funds, brokerage firms and banks, DRW has no customers, clients or investors.

Founded in 1992, our mission is to empower a team of exceptional individuals to identify and capture trading opportunities in the global markets by leveraging and integrating technology, risk management and quantitative research. With that spirit, DRW has embraced the integration of trading and technology and has devoted extensive time, capital and resources to develop fast, precise and reliable infrastructure and applications. Our technology, along with our commitment and creativity, has greatly enhanced our ability to improve and expand our operations, solve complex problems and capture new opportunities.

DRW is headquartered in Chicago and has offices in New York City and London and employs over 450 people worldwide from many different disciplines and backgrounds.

This is a great opportunity to join our Asia Trading team as a senior member focused on helping to build an Asian options desk.


* Engage in daily trading of Nikkei index options
* Identify and capture opportunities; research and introduce new trading strategies
* Communicate daily with the Asia trading team regarding new opportunities and strategies
* Monitor and manage risk
* Assist in the growth and development of junior traders


* Experienced options trader with 5+ years experience in options market making
* Must have proven ability to successfully manage an index options portfolio
* Electronic trading experience is a plus
* Experience trading Nikkei index options or other index options
* Must have strong position management skills
* Must have proven track record of profitable trading and revenue generation
* Must have strong knowledge of risk management controls and practices
* Must have proven ability to effectively use technology, research and market intelligence in day-to-day trading
* Previous experience mentoring junior traders desired
* Must have ability to work during Asian market hours (approximately 4:00pm to 2:00am)
* Excellent oral and written communication skills essential

Related Keywords: nikkei options, trading, index options, market making

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