Junior Execution Trader for Tier-1 MultiBillion-Dollar Asset Management

  • Highly competitive compensation and benefits package offering
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Strachan Clark
  • 15 Apr 19

Our client is one of Asia’s largest alternative investment management firms, with more than US$20 billion in funds under management, managing a diverse array of funds in private equity, real estate and absolute return strategies. Currently, our client is expanding its hedge fund strategies and is looking for a new Junior Execution Trader - this exceptional opportunity has a clear path to be a Trader.

Trading & Execution Specialist

Job Description:

  • Work closely with Portfolio Managers (PMs) to execute trades across different strategies and asset classes
  • Equities experience a must, ideally across JP, HK, CN, KR and TW markets
  • Experience with Fixed Income, FX and derivatives is an advantage
  • Provide daily market color and intelligence to stakeholders and PMs
  • Manage stock loan, borrow availability and financing rates in the portfolio
  • Understanding of different execution strategies, as well as local market rules and nuances
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with brokers and PBs
  • Participate in various ad-hoc projects and initiatives

Candidate Specification

  • University degree holder in Finance, Business or related discipline
  • 2-4 years of experience in a buy side equity trading role preferred
  • Strong market and product knowledge
  • Ability to think quickly, analyze situations logically and make prompt decisions under pressure
  • A high level of attention to detail is critical
  • Prioritization and multi-tasking skills
  • A strong work ethic and eagerness to learn is highly valued
  • Knowledge of Bloomberg and advanced Excel skills (VBA is an advantage)
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin preferably. Japanese is a plus, although not essential
  • A team player with excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.