Sunday, December 12, 2010

Trading Specialist

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Employment Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-time

Division: Division Investment Ops

Job Description: GENERAL FUNCTION: Under moderate supervision, receives and enters trades from Investment Executives and customers of Fifth Third Securities. Provides value-added services to both 5/3rd Securities Investment Executives and their customers concerning trade execution and the various exchanges on which trades take place. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Receive and execute trade instructions from customers both directly and as a backup for unavailable Investment Executives and their assistants. * Accurately enter stock, mutual fund, bond, option, and UIT orders through NFS. * Maintain blotters of daily activity to satisfy compliance requirements. * Review and execute trades submitted through voice or Internet systems. * Arrange and monitor special settlement instruction requests for trades placed. * Execute broker requests for trade error corrections, requesting corrections through NFS and monitoring their successful completion. * Maintain and update gain and loss spreadsheets for errors. * Assist Investment Executives in all aspects of NFS trading system. * Receive, log and file monthly blotters received from brokers. * Ability to service both Investment Executives and clients of 5/3rd Securities in a professional and accurate manner. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

Requirements MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED: * Understand all aspects of equity and mutual fund trading, including stop orders, limit orders, market orders, GTC orders, margin requirements, and option orders. * Ability to work in a stressful environment, meet deadlines, and service accounts with high attention to detail. * Problem-solving abilities and critical thinking skills. * Ability to multi-task. * Excellent oral and written communication skills. * Strong math and organizational skills. * PC literacy with proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Products, especially Excel. * Understanding of quote systems required. * Four-year college degree with business, accounting or related discipline. Experience in a similar position in the industry will be considered in lieu of a college degree. * 1-3 years previous brokerage industry experience. * Series 7 and Series 63 licenses required.

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