Director Credit Trading Director Credit Trading …

in Abu Dhabi, Abu Z aby, United Arab Emirates
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Nov 21
in Abu Dhabi, Abu Z aby, United Arab Emirates
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Nov 21
Posted by:
John Newstead • Recruiter
Posted by:
John Newstead
Our client, the largest bank in the UAE is seeking to hire a Director of Credit Trading to compliment their existing team.

Our client is seeking an individual to help build the CDS market making business in the region with a clear skew towards pnl generation.

Someone who is a self-starter and takes initiative - not afraid to assume responsibilities outside the normal spectrum of trading duties, including project management.

A clear communicator across multiple platforms – ability to deliver messages to wider audiences through presentations as well as individual conversations.

A strong risk manager with the ability to trade both on proprietary and with accounts.


Day to Day Activity:

  • Market making GCC CDS contracts;
  • Regularly send out prices for all liquid 5yr points as well as curve prices;
  • Commit to proprietary trades to help fund the business whilst critical mass of market making activity is build utilizing bonds/CDS and various strategies;
  • Originate trading ideas to be distributed to sales and clients alike;
  • Weekly calls with Sales to discuss direction of business;
  • Willingness to make presentations and take client calls to complete trades with new users of product;
  • Utilise current mapping of account base in region to engage on a daily basis on CDS trading opportunities;
  • Checking back office trade queries and liaising with various internal and external stakeholders to build the required infrastructure for the asset class.
  • Pnl reporting and confirmation;
  • Streamlining Asia business with the local region.


Minimum Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Commerce or any related discipline.

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years Credit trading experience preferably across both Cash and CDS;
  • Familiar with accounts in the region especially those who transact in derivatives;
  • Strong Microsoft office skills including VBA/Macro development – programming language a plus;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong analytical background;
  • Experience with Murex;
  • Bloomberg User;
  • Self-starter which shows initiative in resolving front office issues across traded products.


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