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About us J.P. Morgan is a leading liquidity provider in global Rates markets. We offer a full spectrum of products and services - from FX Forward/Swap to Government bond, IRS and other interest rate derivatives. The Automated Trading Strategies (ATS) group runs systematic trading within this space and are responsible for algorithmic pricing, automated risk management and hedging, and intelligent order execution strategies. ATS works closely with other internal parties (other trading desks, sales, IT, research) to ensure clients are taking advantage of the firm's broad array of market-leading electronic services.
The trading strategist will work as part of the ATS front-office team on the Rates floor in Singapore with primary focus on the Rates markets. The individual must be responsible, independent and able to work in smooth coordination with the larger team. The group is globally distributed so some travelling to London and New York should be expected. The environment is fast-paced and challenging.
ATS is accountable to trading revenue. Members of the team are also expected to cover a wide range of responsibilities as ATS staff cross over between trading, quantitative analysis and technology. These include designing trading and execution strategies; researching micro-patterns and trends; building, maintaining and upgrading applications & tools; supporting day-to-day trading. Some on call time will be expected.
Analysis of client and trade data to identify revenue opportunities
Formulation, analysis and back testing of pricing, execution, risk management strategies and signals
Performing ad hoc data mining tasks and requests as needed
Building tools for automation and for the benefit of our own group and others, resolving day to day issues
Work in close collaboration with IB technology to drive the automated trading technology agenda and in many cases work jointly on implementation
Qualifications: Essential skills
Minimum B.Sc in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or equivalent
Interest in market microstructures and quantitative trading in Rates
Excellent quantitative, modelling and analytical skills
Attention to detail, adaptable and hungry to learn
Ability to understand and map data flows across applications and data sources
Design and programming skills, with primary focus on Java and Python
Interest in applying agile development practices in a front-office trading environment
Rates markets experience and general trading concepts and terminology
Experience in manipulating large amounts of data including e-commerce, historical and financial data