Junior Trading Assistant

  • £25,000
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Non-disclosed
  • 15 Dec 17 2017-12-15

Reporting to the Head of Dealing, the Dealing Desk Assistant role will support the dealing duties in the management of trade flow and market risk. This is an entry level trading assistant role, working on a trading desk serving global markets in all major asset classes. The successful individual will be provided with full training in trading processes and market risk. The role will potentially offer development for future trading positions within the firm.

Job responsibilities

·         Assist the traders in the booking and processing of client orders

·         Monitor and advise on changes in book risk identifying exposure fluctuations and key risks, and assist the desk in complying with the firm’s risk management policy

·         Research and follow market news and releases and be aware of risk factors and implications to positions

·         Assist with changes to the trading system risk parameters ensuring they are appropriate for market risk conditions

·         Provide high risk order updates to management notifying of changes in positions and market events

·         Assist with best execution monitoring

·         Liaise with middle office departments to reconcile hedge positions on a daily basis and investigate any trade breaks that may occur

Essential criteria:

·         Educated to degree level

·         Strong numerical and analytical skills

·         A keen, demonstrable interest in – and understanding of – financial markets.

·         Ability to maintain perspective and judgement whilst operating in a high pressure and busy environment

·         High level of accuracy and attention to detail

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·         Good IT skills especially Excel, (VBA, SQL advantageous

·         Excellent problem solving ability

·         Ability to work efficiently and accurately as part of a team or independently

·         High degree of decision making ability

·         Strong commercial judgement