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Equity Trader

Morgan McKinley Shanghai, China
Posted 18 days ago Permanent Competitive
Equity Trader
Equity Trader role for a top foreign fund management

Purpose of your role

As a member of the China trading desk, you will be responsible for transacting in securities on behalf of company's onshore fund managers. This will require you to have a strong ability to communicate news and views to a broad and diverse team of investors and develop an understanding of their respective objectives and requirements. You will be expected to manage all your activities with utmost care and attention, applying market-leading trading skills and standards, and understanding the impact of your actions on all of company's funds and our reputation as a market participant and as an asset manager.

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for trading in equities, and provding timely updates on order status and market colors for investment team
  • Engagement with Portfolio Managers and Research Analysts; demonstrating understanding of the funds management and how clients' requirements and restrictions help shape the funds
  • Knowledge of PMs, funds, equity trading, market structure and market challenges with the ability and gravitas to advise Portfolio Managers on the implementation of effective trading strategies
  • Delivering liquidity opportunities to PMs and advising on portfolio liquidity risks to improve trading outcomes
  • Proactive development and maintenance of relationships with brokers and market participants
  • Adhere to local regulations and maintain solid relationship with local compliance team
  • Thought leadership within sector discipline. Identify and anticipate potential market impacts due to regulatory changes and ways to optimise trading strategies
  • Protection, promotion and where possible enhancement of company's reputation in the marketplace
  • Engagement with TCA, quantitative inputs and technical analysis to reduce trading costs where possible
  • Working effectively and professionally with business partners including compliance and risk management, IT/Technology and other relevant groups to improve systems to reduce risk and improve outcomes
  • Show enthusiasm and desire to grow and improve
  • Providing back-up desk coverage for Fixed Income and Equities Trading in the absence of team members
Experience and Qualifications Required
  • Knowledge and experience in Chinese A/H share markets and general algorithmic trading strategies
  • Knowledge of broker execution and mutual fund trading model
  • Minimum of 1 year trading experience in securities companies, mutual funds or futures companies
  • AMAC license required, or have the ability to obtain AMAC license during probation period
  • Solid relationship with onshore brokers and counterparties
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload effectively in a busy environment and to deadlines
  • Articulate concisely how they have added value or demonstrate how they differentiate themselves from the pack
  • Fast learner, strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal and communicational skills; Fluent in English and Mandarin
  • Quantitative background or familiar with coding and data analysis would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of CIBM market and capability to Fixed Income Trading when required
  • CIBM license required, or have the ability to obtain CIBM license during probation period
  • CFA level 1 would be advantageous but not required
Job ID  1022169
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