Senior Derivatives Trader
**Job Description Summary**
Transamerica Asset Liability Management is hiring a Senior Derivatives Trader to report to the Senior Director of Derivatives & Trading. This Senior Trader will be co-leading a multi-asset trading desk that transacts in FX, Fixed Income, Equities, and Commodities markets globally. The trading desk will be a central trading hub for all street facing activity for the firm’s broad portfolio of hedging programs that cover all major business lines. This person will co-lead a team that is a direct contributor to hedge program performance. As a result of this high visibility, attention to detail and the ability to minimize transaction costs and minimize market impact (especially during volatile market conditions) will be paramount to success.
- Make daily decisions on which capital markets risks to shed and how to transact without impacting the market.
Manage a team of traders who can price where risk instruments will trade based on constantly changing market conditions.
Focus on economic and efficient/error-free derivative trade execution, while maintaining and monitoring Derivative Program compliance
-Lead projects in **the** Derivative**s** Front Office and represent the Derivatives Front Office in cross functional projects.
Uncover and reflect, to the firm, near time capital markets intelligence and competitor activity.
Hire and develop traders to fill out trading team capabilities in all asset classes.
Work with **the** Technology group to develop trading, reporting, and compliance systems.
- Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field.
Eight years of trading experience as a multi-asset trader, preferably on both the buy and sell side.
Ability to make daily decisions to buy/sell, and what price to pay/ demand, for large derivative positions.
Familiarity with order management systems, execution management systems, transaction cost analysis tools, and basic programming.
- Trading experience at multiple firms and trading relationships with sell side investment banks.
**Behavioral and Leadership Competencies**:
- In-depth understanding of investment and finance concepts to solve complex analytical problems.
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
Advanced communication and presentation skills.
At Transamerica we promote a Future Fit mindset. What is a Future Fit mindset?
- Acting as One fosters an environment of positive collaboration
-Accountability allows us to own the problem as well as thesolution
-Agility inspires new ideas, innovation and challenges the statusquo
-Customer Centricity encourages an above and beyond approach to our customer