Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Senior Trader, First Foundation - Irvine

Senior Trader, First Foundation - Irvine

Summary: Senior Trader will work within the trading department of a growing investment advisor; focused on executing fixed income, equities and mutual fund trades. He or she will also assist Investment Committee on specific research projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Employee is responsible for adherence to all compliance programs and the completion of all required and assigned training by established due dates.
·         Trading wrap program accounts - (mutual funds and equities) for a large number of accounts, organizing blocks and entering orders for portfolio positioning, complete analysis and resolution of special account trading situations.
·         Bond trading and market surveillance – monitor the market and communicate factors that impact portfolio’s buy/sell decisions. This includes understanding economic fundamentals, supply and demand dynamics, seasonal events and technical factors that drive the market.
·         Portfolio construction – analyze, propose and execute trades and portfolio monitoring – track portfolio’s for proper structure, sector weightings and duration.
·         Processing aftermarket trading procedures - reconciliation across multiple trading platforms, contra-brokers, and custodians.
·         Facilitate, articulate, and communicate the firm's investment philosophy, outlook, and rationale for asset allocation

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
·         Strong quantitative background
·         Excellent attention to detail
·         Entrepreneurial attitude
·         Strong work ethic
·         Passion for financial markets
·         Proficiency with Excel
·         Ability to function as a member of a team and stay focused under pressure
·         Ability to assess the accuracy and relevancy of key portfolio data and organizes and prioritizes workload in order to manage time and perform multiple tasks. 

Education and/or Experience:
·         Bachelor's Degree required (Engineering, Math, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance, Business or related field)
·         2-5 years of related experience
·         Interest/Progress in CFA program preferred
·         Computer programming experience
To apply, contact Nancie Nguyen, First Foundation, nnguyen@ff-inc.com
Please send an email with “Senior Trader” and the recruitment source in the subject line
Internal Number: FFA312

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