Sunday, July 3, 2011

Convertible Bond Trader

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PEAK6 Investments, established in 1997, is a leading financial institution in Chicago with a demonstrated track record of success in proprietary trading. Specializing in inventory and risk management, PEAK6 Investments employs state of the art technology and proprietary tools and is thoroughly committed to building the next generation of automated trading systems and businesses. PEAK6 is constantly expanding its commercial focus to include leading-edge initiatives in the hedge fund, online media, retail options brokerage and institutional trading segments. Voted Chicago's Best and Brightest Employers to Work For, four of the last five years, PEAK6 Investments offers: competitive salary, performance bonuses, and a great benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, 401K, paid vacation, sickness and disability benefits, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, along with a casual work environment and dress code and the occasional yoga class. PEAK6 currently employs over 400 professionals and is rapidly growing in scope, complexity and depth of operation.

PEAK6 Advisors is currently seeking a junior convertible bond trader to join our Chicago-based hedge fund team.

Key Skills and Responsibilities:

Act as liaison between Portfolio Manager and brokers
Assist PM by:
o Interacting with Operations, Compliance, Marketing and other divisions within the fund
o Building models to search for and analyze trade ideas
o Monitoring positions/broker flows
Engage in daily trading of convertible bonds and other parts of the corporate capital structure
Execute and research trading opportunities
Develop and maintain strong buy & sell side relationships
Monitor and manage risk

Job Requirements:

1-3 years of experience trading convertible bonds with a leading financial institution
Must have strong knowledge and experience with options
Must have credit analysis experience
Comprehensive understanding of pricing, hedging and managing convertible bonds
Ability to effectively use technology, research and market intelligence in day-to-day trading
Highest ethical standards
Team oriented
Excellent attention to detail
Previous experience working in a highly competitive and dynamic environment
The ability to work independently, self motivated, and proactive in achieving individual and team objectives
Strong analytical skills with the ability to think critically & objectively
Must be entrepreneurial in nature
Developed quantitative skills including deep Excel knowledge
Strong verbal and written communication skills

Requirements See Job Description

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