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Assistant Traders provide support to Head Traders by overseeing both operational and administrative aspects. Their responsibilities include inputting trades manually, executing trades, making reconciliations, solving discrepancies, setting up new accounts, and responding to corporate actions. Based on our selection of example resumes, Assistant Traders should demonstrate computer skills, an eagerness to learn, detail orientation, teamwork, multitasking, the ability to work under pressure, and good numeracy skills. Employers select candidates whose resumes make display of a major in economics or math.

1

Assistant Trader/quality Assurance

Supported traders in the management of a $30 million portfolio; executed trades successfully according to pre-planned strategies

  • Located hard to borrow stocks, enabling successful execution of up to 50,000 shares of stocks and ETF's
  • Persuaded top trader to utilize better risk management techniques; led to 5% increase in profitability
  • Assessed analytical trading software and contributed ideas to improve the software
  • Changed standard operating procedure of the firm; led to 35% increase in customer satisfaction
  • Developed trading strategy that outperformed all colleagues using both historical and live data
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
MA
Master of Arts
2

Vice President, Assistant Trader/broker

Initially assisted broker in execution of Asian and European products then progressed to execution of house-desk clients business during European/US trading hours.

  • Revamped client services to drive business and increase customer loyalty.
  • Transformed a clearing business to an integral execution desk; resulting in a $3 million turn-around in revenues.
  • Maintained a cohesive team environment with a diverse group of people resulting in an increase of productivity and revenue, by 30% YoY ($12 ~ $14 million in 3 years).
  • Implemented development of customer friendly trading platform to improve monitoring systems of client risk and clearing in keeping with company guidelines.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Organizational Management / Finance
Management Systems
3

Operations Manager and Assistant Trader

Employed since inception of long/short equity hedge fund; helped grow AUM to over $2 billion.

  • Supported two Portfolio Managers, Chief Financial Officer, and five Equity Analysts.
  • Reconciled portfolios daily between 4 prime brokers, fund administrator, and Eze Castle Software's OMS.
  • Oversaw multiple soft dollar (CSA) relationships managing both commission credits and invoice payments.
  • Assisted in updating the firm's compliance manual focusing on operational and trading procedures.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
4

Assistant Trader

Assistant Trader to FNY's ADR Arbitrage Trading group with main focus in the Hong Kong and Japanese markets

  • Accurately executed trades in the domestic and foreign markets, and closely monitored the subsequent trade developments and immediately responded to any anomalies by informing senior traders or using self-discretion
  • Reconciled daily cash, stocks and foreign currency positions, calculated daily trading desk cash flows, and generated day-end position and P&L statements for the senior traders
  • Interacted daily with the backoffice accounting team to investigate and resolve any noted discrepancies
  • Actively managed a short-term domestic portfolio with focus on trading equities with catalytic events (Quarterly Earnings, Restructuring, Regulatory Changes, FDA approval, and Macro news events)
  • Assisted senior traders in the development of index arbitraging strategy for the U.S. and Canadian market.
  • Interpreted and programmed Index Rebalancing Rules (S&P/TSX, S&P500, S&P Midcap, and NASDAQ) in Excel VBA to produce probable future index removal/addition candidates based on each company's current financial-state
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Economics
Accountancy
5

Operations Manager and Assistant Trader

Employed since inception of long/short equity hedge fund; helped grow AUM to over $2 billion.

  • Supported two Portfolio Managers, Chief Financial Officer, and five Equity Analysts.
  • Reconciled portfolios daily between 4 prime brokers, fund administrator, and Eze Castle Software's OMS.
  • Oversaw multiple soft dollar (CSA) relationships managing both commission credits and invoice payments.
  • Assisted in updating the firm's compliance manual focusing on operational and trading procedures.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
6

Assistant Trader

Traded and monitored positions for absent traders and ran daily P&L for the firm

  • Monitored the firm's risk exposure for its positions
  • Created investment proposals and recommendations for emerging market opportunities
  • Reviewed SEC filings including 10-q and 10-k documents in an attempt to discover the relevant earnings impact of recent developments and company announcements on the underlying businesses
  • Monitored conference calls of senior company management, including earnings discussions and sector summits, to deliver timely and relevant information
  • Created spreadsheets utilizing Bloomberg downloads and Excel macros to analyze daily trading data and forecast the possible impact of upcoming company and industry events
  • Monitored and assessed current events and media publications to determine information important to the firm's risk management team; conveyed reports regarding this information to the team
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BBA
Finance And Operations Management
MA
Master of Arts
MA
Finance
7

Assistant Trader

Worked closely with Analysts for stock recommendations, modeling, research and tracking.

  • Produced weekly fundamental and technical market analysis for presentation to Investment Committee.
  • Managed soft dollar reporting and analysis.
  • Analyzed broker commission dollars and allocations verses client direction percentages.
  • Prepared actual verses estimate and monthly reports of real and soft commission dollars.
  • Satisfied RFP requests from marketing department for trading related inquires.
  • Developed detailed commission tracking and reporting systems using excel functions coupled with trading OMS and accounting system.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Finance
8

Assistant Trader

Largest option specialist book on the floor of the NYSE

  • Assisted four traders in the trading of equities, derivatives, and futures on commodities and bonds
  • Independently executed a small scale day-trading strategy on equities with 2011 profit of $51k
  • Experienced in several trading systems and information databases - Tradespeed, X-Trader, Bloomberg, and Microsoft Excel
  • Researched fundamental and technical trading strategies for firm implementation, conducted extensive analysis of company filings, conference calls, Bloomberg data, and trend identification
  • Calculated each day's predicted P&L, actual P&L, and maintained accurate records
  • Ensured that hedges were in place to maintain a delta neutral book
  • Managed professional, friendly, and profitable relationships with our top ten brokers while actively seeking new business
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Business Administration
Business Finance
9

Assistant Trader- Foreign Exchange & Financial Analyst

Responsible for trading NY Asian desk while simultaneously assisting Senior Dealers with client deal flow.

  • Served as information source on FX markets, news, current quotes, and answering inquiries from brokers and traders.
  • Developed daily accounting of market value changes for all traders and sales in N.A. Foreign Exchange.
  • Conducted thorough analysis of differences between trading and reporting systems, while updating and maintaining daily FX spot and forward rates.
  • Created projections for overnight holdings, analyzing trades and calculating interests.
  • Managed key FX P&L systems integration project.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
10

Assistant Trader

Monitored the purchase and sales of equities and options based on management trading programs and orders

  • Monitored the trades of options related to large scale orders for corporate clients
  • Provided detailed arbitrage and market information to two brokers while ensuring proper trade execution, clearing activities and position accuracy
  • Acquired knowledge and skills needed to communicate with clients without making an influence on their trading decisions
  • Trilingual: Fluent in English, French and Arabic.
  • Trade stocks and options on a weekly basis using two different platforms.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; Word, Power point, Excel and basic Access experience.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Law
MA
Business Administration
Level 1 Candidate

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