Trading Assistant – Int’l Fixed Income


Los Angeles, CA

Job Description:

Work closely with the senior IFI Traders in aiding the Portfolio Managers (PM’s) with trade execution and resolution of any trade issues. He/she will also assist with various related portfolio monitoring and reporting functions.

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


Primary Function & Essential Responsibilities:
  • 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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