Trader Assistant / Execution Trader – Hedge Fund – Excellent package + progression

Location: London   Sectors Operations  

A successful, circa $5bn AUM boutique hedge fund are looking to make a newly created investment desk hire.

The current head trader is moving internally into the CEO role within the firm, hence why he is looking to hire a junior to train up and thus take on his trading role in December. This provides the hire with a unique opportunity to be trained up, on an accelerated programme, by a leading industry investment professional. In 2021, the hire will work in the operations team to develop his/her internal skill set (products, systems, working methodology etc.) whilst also shadowing the trader on his responsibilities.

We prefer to hire a very smart, ‘tech savvy’ individual that can help the current trader to improve and develop existing infrastructure.

This is a demanding role, not a 9-5, so whilst the focus is on European markets you should expect to work either side of the UK open & close (likely 7-7 daily).

We are looking for candidates with first class maths/science degrees ideally (+ an A at Maths A-level). Candidates should have programming skills. Whilst we are flexible, the ideal candidate would most likely have around 3-6yrs experience as a trader assistant, looking for a step up / fresh challenge – we are open to buy-side + investment banking candidates.

A 60-80k base most likely covers off the level we are ideally looking to hire the role at. My client hopes to pay the hire a 50-100% bonus, with the variable dependant on individual performance.