Associate - Global Trading Research Production Specialist - Global Trading Research, Instinet - Hong Kong Associate - Global Trading Research Production  …

Instinet
in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Feb 20
Competitive
Instinet
in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Feb 20
Competitive
We are looking for a highly self-motivated front-line Support Analyst to join our Global Trading Research (GTR)Operations Team based in Hong Kong.

Nomura Overview   

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm practices disciplined entrepreneurship while building on a long tradition of serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.
 
Instinet Overview   

As the agency-model execution services arm of the Nomura Group, Instinet Incorporated subsidiaries provide brokerage services to clients in over 65 markets around the world. Through its advanced suite of electronic trading strategies, experienced high-touch trading group, top-ranked Commission Management services, award-winning desktop trading platform, and unparalleled access to insightful analytics, content and unique liquidity, Instinet helps institutions lower overall trading costs and ultimately improve investment performance. For more information, please visit www.instinet.com.
 
Job description   
 
•The successful applicant can expect to find themselves at the leading edge of the equity algorithmic trading space and will be in a position to acquire in-depth knowledge of cash equities algorithmic trading strategies and the equity trading process in Asia as a whole.
•We often work closely with our clients to build out bespoke trading algorithms and automation solutions, integrating buy-side experience with our internal execution expertise.
•The successful candidate will be expected to understand our core algo platform and contribute to managing the client specific requirements effectively by working closely with the product, development & testing teams and the coverage traders. This is a highly visible role and would suit a highly capable practitioner with a deep passion for data analysis, scientific endeavour and algorithmic trading.
•The successful candidate will be expected to develop an in-depth knowledge of Instinet’s algorithmic trading suite and analytics products as well as an excellent understating of equity trading in Asia.
•The successful candidate will be expected to develop an in-depth knowledge of Instinet’s algorithmic trading suite and analytics products as well as an excellent understating of equity trading in Asia. 
•You will be the primary contact for front-office covering traders in handling queries of both a technical and a strategy-specific nature
•Liaise with developers, team members in other regions and senior management regarding product developments and issue escalation/tracking.
•Interface with Developers, Test engineers, Coverage traders where necessary to deliver features / changes as specified into the trading platform
•Provide support/trouble shooting on Instinet Analytics – our Real-time monitoring and Transaction Cost Analysis systems
•Monitoring the platform and taking proactive action to provide a very high level of support service
•Managing and tracking of daily production problems ensuring timely resolution and effective communication to clients

 
Key Experience & Skills   
 
•Prior algorithmic trading experience is not essential but would be a clear advantage.
•Proven ability to write complex SQL statements to manage large data platforms to obtain data for necessary analysis and a good educational track-record combined with solid mathematical and analytical skills will also be required.
•Experience of working in a front-office environment
•Very strong communication skills with fluency in English
•Excellent prioritization, analytical and problem-solving skills
•Good client management and interpersonal skills
•Highly self-motivated with a collaborative approach
•Practical experience in UNIX and Scripting
•Experience with bug-tracking or issue tracking software or process
•Knowledge of Asian/Global equity market structures
•Business knowledge of cash equities and equity trading

Advantageous:
•Experience in an algorithmic trading environment or Knowledge of execution-focused algorithmic trading strategies
•Some theoretical and practical experience of the QA (quality assurance) process
•Past Experience in any Development Role

 
Regional Disclaimers / Diversity Statement   

Nomura is committed to an employment policy of equal opportunities, and is fundamentally opposed to any less favourable treatment accorded to existing or potential members of staff on the grounds of race, creed, colour, nationality, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender or sexual orientation.

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