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Mako is an options market making and proprietary trading firm operating in the Equities, Fixed Income, Commodities and FX derivatives markets with offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney.
Mako's history has followed options market making from open outcry in the trading pits of London, Amsterdam and North America through to screen based trading. Mako was at the forefront of automated and systematic trading when bespoke technology solutions began to play an increasing part in the evolution of the industry.
Underpinning Mako's success in this journey is our expertise in managing risk and our entrepreneurial and collaborative culture.
GRADUATE TRAINEE TRADER PROGRAMME
A Unique Programme for Aspiring Traders
Mako's Graduate Trainee Trader Programme is an immersive programme which gives a unique opportunity for graduates to develop in-depth knowledge and experience of the industry and options markets. Mako's in-house programme is one of a kind and prepares graduates for a career at Mako by allowing exposure to all aspects of our trading business.
You will initially complete our specially designed rotational training programme to teach you about all aspects of trading and will then be assigned to the desk which best suits your skillset and approach to trading.
Work in a Fast Paced Real-Time Trading Environment
From the outset, graduate trainees are introduced to our fast paced and dynamic trading environment and are assigned stimulating and interactive projects to build upon their knowledge and understanding.
Learn From Highly Experienced Traders
As a trainee, you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced traders in the business. Our structured programme includes options theory classes and regular simulation trading sessions run by the traders in a collaborative environment.
You have the opportunity to add value from the get-go. Mako's culture encourages exploration, challenge and learning. This is the ideal environment for sharing knowledge and generating ideas to drive our business forward.
There may be an opportunity to travel in this role.
What you'll do:
You'll be working in a small team with senior traders who have extensive experience in the market.
Innovation is key to our business, so you'll be helping improve how the desk runs whether through new trade ideas or helping develop our technology and data analysis tools.
Your main responsibility will be to learn how to trade through a mixture of on-the-job training and development, mock trading sessions and lessons in option theory and risk management.
We expect trainees to challenge methods of analysis for successful trading strategies.
You will contribute to the development of new mathematical implementations to further enhance Mako's competitive edge in the marketplace.
What we need from you:
The ability to work under high pressure, react quickly to changing circumstances and make effective decisions.
A keen sense for risk and value and an ability to demonstrate a competitive edge. Mako is a very collegiate environment, but the market is not!
An exceptionally high and demonstrable level of mathematical ability.
Programming ability - familiarity with Python or C++ is advantageous.
A degree in an engineering, scientific, technological or mathematical subject with a high GPA.
Options theory is not required but is desirable.
Clear and effective communication skills.
What we give back:
Responsibility from day one, and the chance to be actively trading within a year
A fast-paced working environment, with a dress-down corporate culture.
Private health, life and dental insurance
Competitive salary and bonus structure.
Please be advised that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and so early application is encouraged. CVs without clear degree and High School grades will not be considered.