Sunday, September 9, 2012

Junior Equity Trader

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Description:

The Scientific Active Equity (SAE) team has a major presence in San Francisco, New York, London, Tokyo and Sydney and manages more than $100B. The SAE team is focused on stock-selection strategies using fundamental insights captured in a scientific and rigorous process. Our clients include corporate pension plans, public pension plans, central banks, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors.

Scientific Equities Trading located in San Francisco manages all orders and execution responsibilities for the Institutional Index, Exchange Traded Funds, Transition Management, and Scientific Active Strategies. The current opening is specific to US Index Equities and ETF’s.

Key job responsibilities:
Trade and analyze orders at all stages of execution with the goal of managing transaction costs and controlling risk
Formulate trading strategies considering the implications of various trading avenues, market mechanisms, and the trade-off between risk and cost
Help develop trading infrastructure and process
Work with strategy groups and research to implement and systematize all trading strategies in response to market opportunities
Research Trading exceptions (pricing, settlement, etc.)
Prepare internal reports/presentations for internal client meetings

Experience/Skills required:
BA/BS or higher degree in a quantitative or business discipline
1-3 years trading experience with trading multiple asset classes derivatives and physical equities
BA/BS or higher degree in a quantitative or business discipline
Self-starter and ambitious, Strong multi-tasking ability
Analytical and quantitative in nature
Logical and creative approach to solving complex problems
Team player and effective communicator
Evidence of ability provide superior service to both internal and external clients
Proven relevant experience in a trading or trading related role
Exposure to and knowledge of US equity markets preferred
Well-developed communication and presentation skills to enable effective interaction with the global trading group, internal clients and trading counterparties
Superior IT skills and exposure to a variety of trading systems/platforms.
Practical experience and/or knowledge of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Knowledge of Algorithmic trading strategies, appropriate uses, pitfalls
Thrives in a high-pressure environment
Willingness and drive to learn about and trade new asset classes

The firm is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer—M/F/D/V.
We are one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. The firm offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.

Job Function : Investment Management (Trading, Research, Portfolio Management) Primary Location : Americas-United States-San Francisco
Organization : PMG-GT-SAE/Index
Job Posting : Jun 21, 2012, 12:51:30 PM

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