Sunday, June 17, 2012

Equities Trader

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Job Description Title Equities Trader Job Function Investment Management Requisition Number 039700 Metropolitan Area IL-Chicago Loop Manager Position Non-manager Full-time/Part-time Full-time Standard Hours 40 Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt Regular/Temporary Regular Job Description Executes stock trades with minimal market impact. Ensures that each trade is handled equitably and settled properly. Monitors securities prices and communicates them to portfolio managers when necessary. Monitors market place developments to maintain up-to-date knowledge of the investment industry. Informs portfolio managers of alternate trading strategies Knowledge/Skills Knowledge of investment instruments, general industry practices, market structures, execution and measurement techniques. Experience in a technology driven, DMA style trading environment. Familiar with quantitative measures as they relate to portfolio trading. Ability to make real time trading decisions weighing complex circumstances under time demands. Major Duties Major Duties 1. Executes domestic/global equities securities for multiple product lines with minimal market impact. Use of multiple liquidity pools such as ECN's, ATS's, and crossing networks. Able to execute via DMA. 2. Provide pertinent information to portfolio managers and/or other appropriate parties of relevant information including market news, trading volume, price movement. 3. Establish strong working relationships with middle/back office. Ensures that trades have appropriate information to settle properly. 4. Records, measures, reviews, and analyzes trading performance, commission payments and soft dollar commitments. 5. Responds to client and partner inquiries as needed. 6. Assist in development/deployment of trading systems and other desk technology. 7. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of applicable rules and regulations governing investments and trading. Utmost level of professionalism and adherence to ethical standards. Experience 4-6 years trading experience. Knowledge of EMS and OMS technology, particularly Charles River Bachelor Degree Required Focus and attention to detail Strong communication and interpersonal skills Index Monitor

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