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
 

Qualifications:
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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