Fixed Income Rates & Derivatives Trader

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Aviva Investors
  • 11 Jan 18 2018-01-11

We are looking for a Fixed Income Rates and Derivatives Trader to join our COO team in London. You will take a fully integrated role in a value added trading team and operate as a specialist trader, focusing on specific markets within the asset class.


  • Maintaining an ongoing dialogue with portfolio managers on investment strategy and collaborating with portfolio managers, analysts, etc. on the investment decision making process.
  • Providing portfolio managers with meaningful information about market sentiment, trading conditions, liquidity and positioning.
  • Understand various client mandates and guidelines to be able to recommend appropriate trade ideas.
  • Undertaking all necessary sales / purchases of the allocated asset class (or subset) - for example derivatives, equities and fixed income products - as authorised and in the correct manner.
  • Collaborating with team members and colleagues to develop a strong team ethos.
  • Work with third party vendors to develop E Trading Platforms and tools. Ensure optimal use of Aladdin
  • Executing orders on behalf of fund managers, in a timely, accurate and cost efficient manner; achieving best execution for clients in respect of regulatory and compliance matters.
  • Complying with procedures and compliance manuals that govern the dealing process.
  • Managing allocations across funds in accordance with compliance procedures.
  • Minimising both transaction and opportunity costs.


  • In-depth knowledge of rates and OTC derivatives- likely to have five years of relevant experience.
  • A good understanding of the fixed income trading investment process.
  • A track record of great customer service.
  • A good up-to-date knowledge of the available tools and systems to enhance electronic trading capabilities.
  • Detailed knowledge of best compliance / regulatory practices.
  • Excellent numeric, literacy and communication skills.
  • Strong trading system knowledge required Tradeweb and Bloomberg. Good MS Excel skills. Aladdin knowledge preferable.
  • Attention to detail.

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