Stock Trader Job Description

Stock Trader Job Description

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Stock trader provides best execution across a range of equity instruments with a focus on equity derivatives (futures, options and swaps).

Stock Trader Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Implementing and driving the Single Stock derivatives trading hub platform
Implementing and driving the Single Stock derivatives trading hub platform Market Maker for single stock volatility
Be a multifaceted member of the team in a role that combines being a trader, underwriter, manager and credit analyst
Market Maker for single stock volatility
Responsibility for delivery of new trading strategies
Contribution to optimize trading models and to develop new trading applications
Frequent client interaction and partnership with distribution to grow the franchise
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (or commensurate experience)
Execute customer trades in accordance with established trading and hedging strategies
Continuous generation of trade ideas and presentation to clients

Stock Trader Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Stock Trader

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the stock trader job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Finance, Mathematics, Engineering, Business, Technology, Economics, Applied Mathematics, Computers, Accounting, Science

Skills for Stock Trader

Desired skills for stock trader include:

Single stock derivatives
FX and commodity options
Calculus and numerical methods
Differential equations

Desired experience for stock trader includes:

Strong interest in global financial markets & derivative instruments
Ability to multi task and work independently under pressure within a team
FINRA registered
Ability to maintain precision and attention to detail in a high-pressure trading environment
Highest ethical and moral standards
Monitor and management of trading positions and risk exposures

Stock Trader Examples


Stock Trader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a stock trader. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for stock trader
  • Provide technical and product support to junior staff
  • Covering of client and proprietary equity short sales
  • Lending out of the company’s long equity inventory
  • Monitoring and resolving of exchange delivery obligations
  • Monitoring and resolving of in-house equity segregation deficits
  • Represent the firm in facing counterparties and vendors
  • Constantly evaluate systems and processes to identify inefficiencies and recommend enhancements
  • Support the Head SLB - APAC in strategic local decision making
  • Manage risk, pricing and hedging of a variety of single stocks derivatives products
  • Coordinate internally with other desks and externally with inter-dealer brokers in order to seek and analyze trade opportunities to optimize hedging and increase efficiency
Qualifications for stock trader
  • Relevant experience in Asian markets is preferred but not a must
  • Solid technical knowledge on equity derivatives products and strategies
  • Proficient in VBA, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters are a must
  • Minimum 2-3 years of markets experience, preferably in a securities lending or equities role
  • Experience utilizing local volatility models, stochastic volatility models, and interest rate stochastic models to price and analyse the risk of equity and hybrid financial derivatives
  • Experience in the Asian Securities Lending industry is required (junior/entry level)

Stock Trader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of stock trader. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for stock trader
  • Maintain existing tools necessary for the desk to operate and manage risk properly, develop new ones
  • Deal syndication and risk management of deals on an ongoing basis execute trades in line with our trading strategies
  • Use your strong quantitative abilities, communication skills and negotiation prowess to engage with external clients and develop relationships with internal risk and control functions
  • Spearhead origination and product design in conjunction with sales and investment banking divisions
  • Ability to work in a small-team environment with a servicing attitude
  • Superior communication and presentation skills in order to effectively communicate market color to traders and portfolio managers
Qualifications for stock trader
  • Experience in Treasury/Operations/Clearing is a plus
  • Advanced English skills are required, any of the Chinese dialects are a plus
  • Detail oriented with solid math skills
  • Ability to efficiently handle multiple tasks
  • Professional demeanor with good communication skills
  • Intermediate to high level of proficiency in MS-Excel

Stock Trader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a stock trader. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for stock trader
  • 5y+ of experience with derivatives products
  • Good reputation, hard worker, team player, ability to act fast under pressure
  • Ability to partner and build working relationships with colleagues across trading, sales, quants and support desks
  • 8+ years of experience in an underwriting, origination or analyst with position 2+ years in a similar trading position
  • A very strong risk management mindset and regulatory knowledge, with the ability to work within trading risk limits
  • Superior quantitative and interpersonal skills
Qualifications for stock trader
  • Ability to work independently and to drive initiatives
  • Basic programming skills (VBA, Python) would be beneficial
  • Experience in the European Securities Lending industry is required (junior/entry level)
  • Excellent English skills are required (mother tongue preferred)
  • German and other EU languages are a plus
  • Professional demeanor with proficient communication skills

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