Trader – Compliance Specialist


Downtown, LA

Type Of Position:



International Fixed Income (IFI)

Reports To:

Portfolio Manager

Position Overview

The Trader/Compliance Specialist will work closely with the senior International Fixed Income (IFI) Traders in aiding the Portfolio Managers (PM’s) with trade execution and resolution of any trade issues. He/she will also assist the PM with trading allocations and compliance for the different accounts. He/she will also assist with various related portfolio monitoring and reporting functions.

Primary Function & Responsibilities:

Work with senior Traders and PM’s in executing purchases and sales of IFI sovereign and corporate cash securities (hard and local currency debt), FX and derivatives (CDS, swaps, credit-linked notes).

  • Resolve trade issues.
  • Report market color/news to PM’s and Analysts.
  • Assist PM’s in monitoring compliance limits in various accounts.
  • Assist with end-of-day portfolio pricing.
  • Provide market-related insight that helps PM’s identify relative value opportunities for the accounts.
  • Assist in the preparation of month-end and other periodic client reporting and communication
  • BA/BS, preferably in Accounting, Economics, Finance or related field.
  • 1-3 years of appropriate credit trading experience; currency experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with local settlement and experience assisting back/middle office with local settlement issues.
  • Knowledge of local market conventions is a plus.
  • Comfortable interacting with sell side brokers and their back office personnel.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, with a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Bloomberg.
  • Comfortable interacting with and taking direction from senior investment professionals.
  • Proficiency in foreign EM languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, etc.) is a plus, but not required.
  • Outstanding initiative and a strong work ethic.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team-oriented and must possess strong integrity and professionalism.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task.
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