Sunday, March 18, 2012

Commodity/FX Trading Associate

The Opportunity:

The role of the Commodity/FX Trading Associate is to supervise the execution of proprietary orders across various alternative asset classes and global markets during the Asian market hours.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Monitor orders and confirm execution of trades between 3PM and 11:30PM Sunday through Thursday.
  • Backup 3rd shift as needed, 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  • Resolve any problems or questions from trading counterparties.
  • Provide support to the overall trading team with general trade entry tasks.
  • Independently work on relevant trading projects.
  • Produce market commentary on an ad hoc basis.

  • Bachelor's degree in a finance field required
  • Must be a recent college graduate or a candidate with up to 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • Candidate must have a desire to have a career in capital markets.
  • Series 3 licenses holder or must be obtained within 60 days of starting the position.
  • A strong analytical background, interpersonal skills and an initiative to succeed.
  • Will commit to at least working 2 years on the 2nd shift.
  • Prior work or internship experience at a financial firm is desirable.
  • Detail oriented, independent and creative worker with innovative problem solving skills.
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel and VBA strongly preferred
  • Effective in multitasking and adept at handling high-risk situations.

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