Associate Trader/Trader (FX)
We are looking to add an Associate Trader/Trader to our growing Currency Trading team. This position will be an integral team member of an established group that offers a variety of currency overlay and currency trading services to plan sponsors, investment managers and Russell's funds. This individual will be directly involved in establishing, directing and implementing currency trading strategies. Responsibilities will include trading, transaction cost analysis, new client development and set-up, client service and systems development.
The responsibilities of this position include:
Trading: Execute/negotiate foreign exchange transactions (spots, forwards, options).
New client set-up: Work closely with internal resources (including operations, legal/compliance and portfolio managers) to establish new accounts.
Client service: Serve as primary contact for a subset of clients. Monitor and evaluate trading results. Report results to clients, answer client questions, and assist in the identification of additional business opportunities.
Systems Development: Work with internal and external developers to design, develop and test tools to automate manual functions and improve risk controls.
Transaction Cost Analysis: Work closely with other team members on FX TCA projects.
The successful candidate will have extensive demonstrable skills and experiences including the following:
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics or Mathematics. MBA/CFA or progress toward desired.
2-5 years of relevant foreign exchange experience.
Knowledge of electronic execution platforms and trading systems
Knowledge of trading costs and settlement practices.
Creative problem solving skills.
Technology skills, including strong proficiency with excel and comfort with database applications.
Proven client service abilities.
Analytical, detail-oriented and very precise with numbers with a strong attention to detail.
Composure to perform well under pressure and make rapid decisions.
Flexible and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, unstructured environment.
Russell Investments is a global financial services firm that serves institutional investors, financial advisors and individuals working with their advisors in more than 40 countries.
Founded in 1936, Russell Investments is one of only a few firms that offers actively managed multi-asset portfolios and services that include advice, investments and implementation. With core capabilities extending across capital market insights, manager research, asset allocation, portfolio implementation and factor exposures Russell Investments stands with clients to achieve their desired investment outcomes.
A pioneer, Russell Investments began its strategic pension fund consulting business in 1969 and today is a consultant to some of the largest pools of capital in the world. With four decades of experience researching and selecting investment managers, meeting annually with more than 2,200 managers around the world, Russell Investments is well-known worldwide for its investment advice.
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Russell Investments operates globally with 21 offices (as of August 2016) across the world, providing Investment Services in the world’s major financial centers, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, San Diego and New York.
Russell Investments offers a competitive compensation and benefit package to associates including: medical, vision and dental coverage; a profit-sharing retirement plan; sabbatical leave every 10 years; and tuition assistance. Most importantly, Russell Investments offers a work environment where respect for the individual and teamwork are part of our fundamental values. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Russell Investments supports workforce diversity.
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