This sector includes all our trading jobs.
Trading roles involve tracking the markets and buying and selling the products at the touch of a button. Your trading career will be defined by both what products you trade (eg, equities, foreign exchange, or commodities) and by the kind of trader you are.
Trader roles come in several types:
Flow traders - People who buy and sell financial products on behalf of a bank's clients.
Proprietary (or 'prop') traders - A select group of elite traders who are given licence to trade the bank's own money.
Execution traders - Traders who do little more than place trades on behalf of analysts and fund managers.
Sales traders - A kind of hybrid between salespeople and traders - they recommend products to clients and then execute the trades resulting from their recommendations.
Trading roles have been profoundly influenced by the rise of technology over the last decade, but investment banks also recruit for separate electronic trading divisions.
Electronic trading has meant that trade execution speeds fell dramatically, along with the cost of transactions, and that there's increased transparency in the markets. The use of algorithms - computer systems which decide on price, timing and quantity of an order - also meant that the average trade size fell.
The emergence of automation transformed the market from one where a great deal of human-intermediation was required into one where computers largely do the work in executing and processing trades. As a result a larger number of traditional trading roles were eliminated. However, electronic trading has also created a range of new positions and careers in trading.
These new finance jobs in trading include:
Quantitative analysts - Quants are maths geniuses, key to gaining an edge in e-trading. Quant jobs include designing, developing and implementing execution algorithms using a mathematical approach to identify investment opportunities and strategies in the market.
Consultants - A consulting job is all about keeping clients happy. Consultants run various statistical reports, including transaction cost analysis and trade reports, to ensure that clients are using trading tools in the most effective way. Consultants also offer tips on how to improve performance.
Sales traders - It's the sales trader's role to facilitate the execution of trades for clients, while also offering a menu of the bank's e-trading products and facilitating a customer's decision on what is the best one to suit their needs. It's a combination of marketing and client relationship management. Banks also hire for pure sales roles.
Market structure jobs - This is a research-led role; market structure professionals analyse upcoming regulatory changes and macro trends and their potential effect on the trading environment.
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|VP / Associate - Front Office Trading Systems C#/Winforms/GUI Developer||Pinpoint Asia Limited Excellent Remuneration||Hong Kong SAR||20 May 13|
Looking for a seasoned front office C#/Winforms/GUI developer with strong business-facing experience/ability; ...
|Senior Trade Support Specialist (Equity Derivatives)||UBS AG Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||20 May 13|
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join UBS as Senior Trade Support Specialist (Equity Derivatives).
|IED HK, Equities Desk Strategist, Senior Associate/VP||Morgan Stanley Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||19 May 13|
See job description for details
|IED HK, MSET Sales and Coverage - Snr Associate/Vice President||Morgan Stanley Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||19 May 13|
See job description for details
|Fertilizer trader - Hong Kong, China (Fertilizer, Agriculture, Soft, Commodities, Physical, Hong Kong, China)||Selby Jennings Highly Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||17 May 13|
Based in China, Hong Kong. This position is with a very well established trade house who specialize particular...
|Execution Quant Researcher – Hong Kong||GQR Global Markets VP level – $1.2mn - $1.6mn HKD + bonus||Hong Kong SAR||17 May 13|
Top tier US investment bank is seeking an Algorithmic Execution Quant Researcher within its equities trading g...
|Business Analyst, Electronic Trading, Cash Equities, Listed Derivatives, Hong Kong||BAH Partners 480k - 660k + Bonus + Benefits||Hong Kong SAR||16 May 13|
My client, an international trading technology provider, is looking for a Business Analyst to work on a number...
|Debtor Management Manager Global Trades and Receivables Finance||HSBC Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||15 May 13|
Some careers shine brighter than others. If you're looking for a career that will help you to stand out, jo...
|Stat Arb / Medium Frequency Trader||Not Disclosed Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||14 May 13|
A leading Tier 1 investment bank is currently looking to build a Mid to Low Frequency Trading platform based i...
|High Frequency Trader||Not Disclosed Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||14 May 13|
A leading Tier 1 investment bank is currently looking to build a High Frequency Trading platform based in Hong...
|Head of Operations (Back office) - Commodity investment||Profile Search & Selection Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||14 May 13|
Seeking a Head of Operations - candidates with strong back office operations management experience withing ban...
|Low Latency Software Developer||Eclipse Trading Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||14 May 13|
The successful candidate will be a member of the team responsible for developing low latency high frequency au...
|Exchange Connectivity Software Developer||Eclipse Trading Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||14 May 13|
The successful candidate will be a member of the team responsible for developing market links for our in-house...
|Business Development Manager||Eclipse Trading Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||14 May 13|
Eclipse Trading is a proprietary trading firm specializing in derivatives trading, including market making. We...
|Equity Delta One, Index Arbitrage Trader, Associate- Hong Kong||Rostron Search Competitive base and Market leading bonu...||Hong Kong SAR||13 May 13|
A market leading investment bank is looking to add a junior candidate to their Delta 1 business in Hong Kong. ...
|Trader (Execution Trader)||Not Disclosed Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||13 May 13|
Hong Kong based asset management firm seeks an experienced Execution Trader, night shift is required.
|SENIOR FINANCE RECRUITER||Hays Human Resources Hong Kong 50-65K Monthly||Hong Kong SAR||13 May 13|
Access and influence Exception In-house career opportunity GTO knowledge required
|Head of FX Quant Trading Desk –Seoul or Hong Kong||Rostron Search USD $200,000 + PnL pay-out. N.b. lower t...||Hong Kong SAR||13 May 13|
We are looking for an experienced quantitative FX trader / portfolio manager who would like to take advantage ...
|Commodity Broker – Metals - Hong Kong||Earth Stream Competitive Base + Bonus||Hong Kong SAR||13 May 13|
An experienced commodity broker with specific experience in metals is sought by a financial organisation to wo...
|Repo Trader||Not Disclosed Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||13 May 13|
An excellent opportunity exists for an Associate / VP level Repo Trader to join a leading sell side firm.
|Corporate Investment Bank - Executive Assistant - Hong Kong||JPMorgan Chase Not Specified||Hong Kong SAR||10 May 13|
About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. J.P. Morgan is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 t...
|Sales Manager-Electronic Trading||PTS Resourcing (HK) Ltd N/A||Hong Kong SAR||10 May 13|
Our client is a global firm and they are looking for a strong Sales Manager in Electronic Trading.
|Director / Associate Director – Flow Credit Trading||Haitong International Securities Group Limited Not Specified||Hong Kong SAR||03 May 13|
Please quote the reference number (Ref: EF/FICC/FCT) in the application.
|Execution Trader||Tora Trading Services Ltd Competitive||Hong Kong SAR||02 May 13|
This role is primarily responsible for executing and monitoring Asia equity securities. Working with our tradi...
|Exchange Business Management - Strategic Business Manager||Bloomberg Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||29 Apr 13|
The key aspect of this industry-facing position is to establish and maintain strategic business relationships ...
|Associate Director - Foreign Exchange & Fixed Income||Standard Chartered Bank Negotiable||Hong Kong SAR||25 Apr 13|
A very dynamic role within our Consumer Bank Market Sales (CBMS) Department
|Sales Trader||Huxley Associates Bonus||Hong Kong SAR||08 Apr 13|
Our client is one of the most prominent and leading organistions within the broking world and is currently loo...