Trading: currently 320 jobs.The latest job was posted on 21 Jul 18.
The introduction of electronic trading has fundamentally changed the nature of trading jobs both in the UK and across the world. It has significantly reduced the speed, cost and size of the average deal and brought a much higher level of transparency throughout the industry.
And with great change has come great opportunity. Here at eFinancialCareers we bring you a range of trading jobs across the industry.
Types of Trader Roles
Flow traders are responsible for trading the financial assets of their clients while prop traders buy and sell using the money of the bank itself.
Execution only traders are solely responsible for placing the trades that are generated by clients. Whereas sales traders combine the role of the execution trader with advising the clients when to buy and sell, to offer a hybrid service.
Opportunities within Electronic Trading
The mathematical skills of quantitative analysts are now in high demand within electronic markets to generate the algorithms that make electronic trading so effective.
A successful quantitative analyst will be able identify strategies and opportunities to provide a greater opportunity for success in the market, offering their own institution a leading edge over their competitors.
Electronic trading consultants are tasked with improving the customer satisfaction of e-trading clients. Report analysis enables the consultant to identify where clients can improve their electronic trading performance and offer them the tools that will enhance their experience.
It is the responsibility of the sales trader to understand the needs of their client and recommend the trades that are most likely to meet these objectives. The sales trader can help the customer choose the correct assets for their portfolio and support them in executing the trades.
Market structure jobs are key to understanding how external changes can influence the impact of a trade. This will include predicting the impact of changes in regulation as well as macro-economic factors that could influence overall market conditions.