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You'll join a forward thinking and dedicated team providing specialist support to the Head of Investment Management, Deputy Chief Investment Officer and wider Investment team. Working closely with our existing Senior Trader the main purpose of the role is to provide expertise for corporate bond trade execution and portfolio manager support activities, acting as an SME across the area.
You will play a central role enabling and delivering effective investment management for the portfolios.
This role would suit someone with uo to a few years' experience.
Some examples of key activity are:
Executing bond trades efficiently within governance requirements Assessing and advising on liquidity and investment opportunities Using Bloomberg and other systems to be able to price and assess trades Provide market intelligence and demonstrate understanding of credit drivers and news flow for bonds Execute corporate bond trades for a primarily buy and maintain investment grade bond mandate Suggest potential buying opportunities on the basis of knowledge of our portfolio management requirements Monitor market for liquidity in terms of best times to buy and sell Contribute to developing and maintaining relationships with bond dealing counterparties
Skill & Experience we're looking for
A couple of years' experience within corporate bond trade execution, in either a market making or asset management environment Broader financial trading experience such as derivatives would be beneficial. A first class or upper second class degree An understanding of the dynamics of the primary and secondary bond markets, in particular investment grade credit Able to execute trades quickly and competently utilising appropriate trading methods and tools Proactive nature in developing ideas and identifying investment opportunities for the portfolio Competent with standard bond market tools such as Bloomberg and Tradeweb Strong discipline in terms of maintaining process, governance and audit standards