Sunday, February 20, 2011

Institutional Equity Trading Associate

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SUMMARY:

For more than 90 years, Baird has provided high-quality financial advice and services with clients’ best interests in mind. Employee owned and independent, Baird serves individuals, foundations, organizations and municipalities across the country as well as corporations and institutions around the world from more than 100 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Baird oversees and manages client assets of more than $78 billion.

Baird’s Equity Capital Markets group includes more than 340 professionals in research, institutional sales and trading, and investment banking. Baird is also home to a global private equity group that has raised and managed $2.6 billion.

As one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For since 2004, Baird attracts many of the financial service industry’s leading and most experienced professionals as well as top talent from the nation’s finest universities. From day one, our new associates benefit from collaborative, mentoring relationships, often interacting with senior executives at the companies we cover and getting to know our best institutional clients. The result is a truly enriching experience that provides opportunities to build your existing skills and develop a keen understanding of the industry.

Discover a firm with a vested interest in your professional future.

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Job Description

Entry level equity traders at Baird work closely with senior traders in a fast paced environment that emphasizes teamwork. In this position, Associates are trained thoroughly about the function of U.S. equity markets. After an initial training period, entry level traders will be assigned to either the Principal Trading desk or the Sales-Trading desk.

Traders assigned to the over-the-counter (Principal) desk learn the intricacies of the function of Baird’s principal trading systems and will be expected, after an initial period, to assume market-making responsibilities for trading stocks in a specific industry.

Those assigned to the sales-trading desk will also learn the function of the U.S. equity markets, with greater emphasis placed on day-to-day fundamental research driven trading activity. Sales-traders are generally assigned to work with customers based in a specific geographical area and will be expected to buy and sell securities upon any customer request. Sales-traders are also expected to form strong relationships with the customer’s entire trading staff.

Opportunities are located in Milwaukee, WI.

Please submit your resume on line at www.bairdcareers.com. In order to submit a formatted resume, please use the upload function when applying.
Requirements Qualifications

Robert W. Baird & Co. will be actively looking for candidates who display solid analytical and sales skills as well as strong interpersonal capabilities. Bachelor’s degree in Business with 3-5 years industry experience; MBA preferred.

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