Equity Trader - Associate/Vice President Equity Trader - Associate/Vice President …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Jan 22
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Jan 22
Equity Trader - Associate/Vice President

About this role


The Equity Trading team is a vibrant, diverse, high performing team responsible for trading BlackRock's equity, equity derivative and commodity orders. It is a market leader in its field and involves trading substantial volumes of cash equities, Swaps, ETF's Futures, Options and other listed and OTC derivatives. It works closely with several investment teams covering a range of strategies including index, quantitative and fundamental. The Desk also manages core partnerships with the Broker community.


  • Execute orders via several different strategies for multiple asset types and understand the full trading lifecycle.

  • Formulate trading strategies with PMs taking into consideration benchmarks, liquidity demands, risk and cost.

  • Stay abreast of market events and dynamics and share thoughts and insights with the investment and trading community.

  • Pro-actively contribute, evolve and innovate the trading processes to enhance efficiencies, reduce cost and/or reduce risk.

  • Learn to use and contribute to market leading trading and data platforms including Aladdin.

  • Help drive trading forward from a technical perspective.

  • Build relationships with the broker community.

  • Operate as part of a highly collaborative and supportive team culture.


  • Degree(s) with relevant trading experience in one or more of the roles responsibilities.

  • A good knowledge of various asset classes and investment strategies and willing to learn and develop in this area.

  • Confident with technology and the ability to learn how to use multiple platforms and applications. Coding and data analytics experience an advantage.

  • Team player with effective communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with multiple partners and stakeholders.

  • Ability to manage multiple relationships internally and externally and have negotiation skills.

  • Enthusiastic and positive approach to challenges.

  • Well organised, disciplined approach to work with a high level of attention to detail. Analytical an advantage.

  • Strong work ethic with high level of self-motivation and eagerness to innovate and evolve the trading team.

  • Adaptable and comfortable working in an entrepreneurial and dynamically changing environment.

This role is within the scope of the Senior Manager and Certification Regime(SMCR).

Key Regulatory Obligations

The successful candidate will be subject to both the Individual Conduct Rules and the Fitness and Propriety Rules of the FCA. As long as they remain a Certified Person it is their responsibility to continue to meet the required standards of fitness and propriety for their role.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | 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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