APAC Equity Trading Desk, Associate

  • Not Specified
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 22 Nov 17 2017-11-22

Business Unit Overview: The Equity Trading team executes all of BlackRock’s equity and equity derivative orders.  This includes substantial volumes of cash equities, CFDs, and listed and OTC derivatives.  The desk supports a variety of internal investment teams, including Fundamental, Scientific, Global Macro and market

Business Unit Overview:

The Equity Trading team executes all of BlackRock’s equity and equity derivative orders.  This includes substantial volumes of cash equities, CFDs, and listed and OTC derivatives.  The desk supports a variety of internal investment teams, including Fundamental, Scientific, Global Macro and market neutral hedge funds, long only funds, ETFs, and Index funds. 

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide ‘best execution’ across a range of equity instruments for all of BlackRock’s internal businesses
  • Support trading desk to help manage orders and trade flow in a logical, risk-controlled manner with a high sensitivity to fiduciary responsibilities
  • Monitor market activity in areas of specialisation and provide feedback to portfolio managers
  • Support investment teams in terms of information flow, trade ideas and data requests
  • Deal with day-to-day administrative issues in support of trading activities and liaison with trading operations
  • Pro-actively contribute to the investment process to both reduce transaction costs and identify alpha opportunities
  • Working with internal IT and analytics groups to develop systems, analytics and coordinate trading activity
  • Ad hoc project work

 

Qualifications:
 
  • ·         Degree(s) in relevant subject such as economics, mathematics, engineering, physical science. CFA qualification/part qualification would be an advantage
  • ·         3-5 years of working experience which could trend into trading or has keen interest in trading
  • ·         Strong quantitative skills
  • ·         Effective communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with multiple partners and stakeholders
  • ·         Enthusiastic and positive approach to market challenges
  • ·         Excellent analytical skills applied in a practical environment
  • ·         Well organised, disciplined approach to work with a high level of attention to detail
  • ·         Strong work ethic with high level of self-motivation
  • ·         Strong team player skills and the ability to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce
 
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