Execution Trader

Brisbane, Brisbane
14 Aug 2018
17 Aug 2018
Job role
The opportunity
QIC has a rare opportunity for a full time, open term Execution Trader to join our Global Liquid Strategies investment team in Brisbane.
Reporting to the Director of Global Liquid Markets Trading you will be accountable for execution of the portfolio management teams' trades in accordance to QIC's best execution standards and work alongside a high performing global team.
The opportunity will see you apply your speciality knowledge in foreign exchange trading including emerging markets and non-deliverable forwards along with any other areas of specialisation from your career. Your role will be to execute portfolio manager strategies accurately, compliantly and at competitive market levels and ensure trading activity abides with all relevant regulatory requirements. Additionally, you will be required to provide succinct and timely market intelligence across a number of liquid market asset classes to the broader team including technical and quantitative analysis.
The ideal candidate
As a strong candidate for this role, you will have proven experience in foreign exchange and exposure to one or more of the following asset classes, interest rates, inflation, credit, cash and repos, equities, commodities and alternatives. You will be confident in taking ownership of quantitative data analysis, transaction cost analysis and data management for foreign exchange transactions and other instruments as required and be able to deliver quantitative analysis for trading strategies.
You will have a passion for financial markets, with strong analytical and quantitative skills and can thrive under pressure. Your ability to exceed client expectations and problem solve will see you succeed. You will positively embrace the team's strong risk culture and contribute to QIC's reputation as a global leader in best execution practices.
To excel in this role, you will bring a positive mindset and work well in a small global team, whilst also being able to work autonomously. You will perform well under pressure and be a confident decision maker who takes a natural accountability for your process. You will be charged with aligning trading development with the needs of the team to ensure adequate coverage across markets.
The position calls for an Execution Trader, who can operate between research and execution with vigilance and proactivity, and has experience in trade cost analysis.
Applicants who possess existing skills with programming and trading systems and investment platforms such as Matlab, VBA, BlackRock, Aladdin, Bloomberg, TradeWeb, YieldBroker, FXall - with a focus on process improvement - would be highly regarded.
About QIC and Global Liquid Strategies
QIC is a global diversified alternative investment firm offering infrastructure, real estate, private equity, liquid strategies and multi-asset investments. It is one of the largest institutional investment managers in Australia, with A$87.5 billion (31 May 2018) in funds under management. QIC has over 1000 employees and serves more than 115 clients including governments, pension plans, sovereign wealth funds and insurers, spanning Australia, Europe, Asia, Middle East and the US. Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, QIC also has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, London and Copenhagen.
At QIC our pursuit is to be an inclusive organisation, one in which every employee has a true voice. We want every employee to have a sense of belonging within QIC and this includes feeling like his or her difference is valued, whatever the difference. We want to build people leader capability to reduce unintended bias and ensure we are leveraging the uniqueness of all our people.
Global Liquid Strategies manage absolute return, active and implementation investment solutions across global fixed interest, currency, equity, commodities and cash markets.
An experienced and committed team, the GLS value proposition is centred on:
Investment strategies identified through our rigorous and repeatable investment process to generate gains irrespective of market direction.
A culture of risk management and measurement to align outcomes with client expectations.
Implementation of strategies via liquid markets and instruments.
To apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV via our careers portal by 7th August 2018.
Applications from Recruitment Agencies will not be considered.
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