Associate, Trading Associate, Trading …

BlackRock
in Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Sep 19
Not Specified
BlackRock
in Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 Sep 19
Not Specified
About this role Business Unit Overview: The Equity Trading team is part of BlackRock’s Trading, Liquidity and Lending Group and its responsible for executing equity and equity derivative orders in APAC.  This includes substantial volumes of cash equities, CFDs, and listed and OTC derivatives.  The

About this role

Business Unit Overview:

The Equity Trading team is part of BlackRock’s Trading, Liquidity and Lending Group and its responsible for executing equity and equity derivative orders in APAC.  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, Index funds and Transition Management.

The role is based in Shanghai and will have 3 main areas of focus 1) equity execution for Shanghai based investment teams 2) Participate in FI/FX trading and guide 3) Trading analysis for APAC regions trading.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide ‘best execution’ across a range of equity and derivative instruments for all of China onshore investment business in BlackRock Shanghai.
  • Participate in FI/FX trading and guide FI/FX traders to handle equities.  Be comfortable with Shanghai trader being multi asset trader.
  • Trading analysis for APAC equity trading team.  Partner with trading research teams in other regions to drive initiatives to improve the implementation for all equity traders in APAC.
  • Ad hoc client engagement as required by investment team and client businesses.
  • Support trading desk to help manage orders and trade flow in logical, risk-controlled manner with a high sensitivity to fiduciary responsibilities
  • Monitor market activity in areas of specialization and provide feedback to portfolios 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:

  • Bachelor Degree in relevant subject with quantitative content or some experience of conducting empirical research
  • Possess AMAC relevant license (or pass the licensing exam soon after joining)
  • 1-3 years of relevant trading experience
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with high self-assurance, energy and drive
  • Effective communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with multiple partners and stakeholders in China, Hong Kong and globally
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to adapt to audience at all corporate levels
  • While structured training will be provided, the successful candidate for this role will be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong work ethic with high level of self-motivation and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiastic and positive approach to market challenges
  • Well organised, disciplined approach to work with a high level of attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic with high level of self-motivation and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to think strategically and consider implications of actions from all angles
  • Ability to work proactively with others to resolve and escalate issues appropriately
  • Some understanding of the liquidity and microstructure of APAC equity markets but a passion to learn
  • Excellent analytical skills applied in a practical environment
  • Coding skills, preferably in Python or R
  • Some understanding of statistical analysis and modelling but must a possess a passion for how these techniques may be applied to improve trading implementation
  • Open to relocation opportunities, it is expected that the role will led to mobility within BlackRock for the right candidate

About BlackRock

BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.



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