Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fixed Income Trader

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Basic Purpose Best execution of instructed foreign exchange, fixed income, derivative and other trades in addition to trading research for analyst and portfolio management team. Hours will vary between US (New York), Europe, and Asia/Pacific trading hours.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Execute trades instructed by analysts and portfolio managers; instruments include foreign exchange, bonds, all types of derivatives, structured products, and other investments.
2. Monitor financial markets and gather news, as requested by analysts or portfolio manager.
3. Respond to requests for market color or instrument recommendations from analysts and portfolio managers.
4. Review valuation of investments and recommend action as requested by operations staff.
5. Conduct trading research as needed for various countries including but not limited to instruments available, tax implications, accounts needed, and local regulations.
6. Participate in opening of new markets with custodian and sub-custodians as needed.
7. Perform middle and back office operations as needed.

Requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree and knowledge of investment concepts.
2. At least one year of trading experience, preferably foreign exchange or fixed income.
3. Flexibility with regard to hours and days of work, and ability to work independently.
4. Good verbal communication skills.
5. Proven quantitative ability and strong computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Windows.
6. Must be organized, have strong attention to detail, and high level of efficiency.
7. Must have drive and strong work ethic.

By joining Eaton Vance, you’ll become part of a company that has one of the best employee retention rates in the financial services industry. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and tremendous opportunities for growth and development. If you do not see a position that fits your career objectives, please return to this site in the future as our hiring needs will change. We look forward to your becoming a part of our continued success!

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