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Derivatives Traders try to make profit by buying and selling derivative products. A typical resume sample for this job mentions duties such as checking markets, trading futures, pricing customer orders, handling correspondence on email, executing trades, and performing technical analysis. Based on our most successful resumes for Derivatives Traders, essential qualifications are financial acumen, self-motivations, alertness, the ability to work under pressure, and computer competences. An educational background in accounting or business represents an advantage in this field.

1

Equity Derivatives Trader

Experienced professional in the equity derivatives industry with expertise in risk and project management.

  • Developed risk management resulting in 20% increase in profits while at Pacific Research and Trading
  • Successfully traded Tyco collapse creating $75,000 profit in three months
  • Produced $750,000 in trading profits with $200,000 cash invested first year of equity derivatives trading with Armstrong and Kurnik
  • Managed a proprietary bond futures trading system with a portfolio valued over 100 million USD
  • Assisted head trader in writing proprietary trading systems using TradeStation EasyLanguage resulting in launch of successful hedge fund creating $400,000 in profits our first year
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Project Management Institute
BA
Economics
Project Management
2

Senior Managing Derivatives Trader

Led derivatives trading group, setting trader risk parameters and minimizing system risk, increasing group profitability by 100%.

  • Directed all exchange compliance, risk, and reporting, saving thousands of dollars in potential losses and fines.
  • Decreased operating costs by 50%, through creation of algorithmic trading platform and programs, and improvement of order fills due to quicker connection time to exchange.
  • Accountable for $8M in earnings over 4 years, with $4M produced by trading group and personally grossing $4M.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Accountancy
3

Derivatives Trader

Priced, quoted, and traded options and futures on the S&P 500 and commodities (soybeans) at the CME Group and CBOE

  • Identified and analyzed trends using strong quantitative skills in order to make markets and execute profitable trades
  • Made fast-paced, strategic trade decisions while dealing with a high degree of uncertainty and limited information
  • Developed strong relationships with brokers in order to improve productivity on the floor
  • Assisted team's development and quality growth by mentoring and training entry-level traders and clerks
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Economics
4

Head Equity Derivatives Trader

Executed and managed institutional equity option order flow for hedge funds, banks, and pension funds for a department that averaged $13MM revenue per fiscal year.

  • Directly impacted sales by conducting on-site meetings with prospects and clients by recommending portfolio protection strategies
  • Enhanced department's technology by managing the successful integration of firms OMS and EMS into one system by providing critical input to programmers, compliance, and operations.
  • Provided portfolio managers and traders market insight by explaining relevant options and futures trading activity. Reviewed and analyzed transaction costs for clients.
  • Supervised and managed 3 junior traders in all aspects of options trading, sales trading, and trade break reconciliation.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Sociology
MBA
Finance
5

Derivatives Trader

Valued options, spreads and other complex transactions to make investment decisions using the firm's capital.

  • Traded equity index futures and identified arbitrage opportunities in related securities.
  • Demonstrated flexibility by managing positions in over thirty equities across multiple market sectors.
  • Evaluated factors such as volatility, liquidity, and expected profit to determine appropriate price and size of trades.
  • Formulated and executed hedging strategies based on type of risk and market factors.
  • Frequently discussed larger trades and special situations with corporate research department and senior management to limit risk and maximize profitability.
  • Taught options theory and trading classes for new hires and mentored less experienced traders.
  • Generated consistent profits without excessive risk or volatility.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Master of Arts
MS
Leadership
6

Derivatives Trader

Energy & Metals Trading Desk): Trading in US (CME) and Indian (NSE, MCX & NCDEX) markets

  • Consistent profits in the first quarter ($4000/ month) and promoted to international trading desk in short time
  • Formulated new trading strategies with relevance to Indian markets using currency hedging and calendar spreads
  • Mentored new traders to help understand discipline required for electronic trading
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BA
Biotechnology
MBA
Finance
7

Proprietary Sugar Derivatives Trader

Developed, executed and managed trading strategies implementing arbitrage, inter-commodity, intra-commodity, and outright positions.

  • Market-maker for exchange floor-traded options and option packages.
  • Execution Trader for in-house sugar book.
  • Analyzed financial markets using technical analysis and fundamental macroeconomic research.
  • Revamped, implemented, and instructed the Junior Trader Development Program based on Options Theory and Trading Strategies and developed a modified mock trading environment.
  • Taught Options Theory classes to junior traders, ensuring that clerks were schooled in all aspects of exchange practices and also complete knowledge of option theory.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Economics
8

Senior Fixed Income Derivatives Trader

Managed a portfolio of U.S. Treasury bonds, Treasury futures, Eurodollar futures and swaps from 0-3.5 years in duration

  • Maintained a diverse portfolio of non-correlated trading strategies including relative value, duration & momentum
  • Oversaw the development and risk management of four junior traders
  • Helped to develop a cubic spline model to accurately price the US Treasury curve; specifically off the run bonds
  • Responsible for pricing block markets in Treasury and Eurodollar futures contracts
  • Expanded repo trading to include more counterparties and various term structures
  • Responsible for recruiting prospective Trader Assistants for the entire desk
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Economics, Legal Studies
9

Assistant Vice President, Head Derivatives Trader

Managed portfolio of USD fixed income derivative products for global UBS network.

  • Produced $5 million in revenue by trading fixed income swaps and options.
  • Established fixed income derivatives trading desk for start-up interest rate derivatives group.
  • Managed NY, Cayman, and IBF balance sheets.
  • Produced $4 million in first nine months trading Eurodollar balance sheet.
  • Produced […] in six months trading Euro Swiss balance sheet.
  • Traded Fed Funds, Eurodollars, treasury-bond futures, and foreign exchange.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Quantitative Economics
10

FX Derivatives Trader

  • Successfully managed JPY option and forward book, generated over $1.5 million in profits during the high volatile JPY market in 2013
  • Designed and managed Excel workbooks for trading team's profit and loss reporting using VBA
  • Provided FX derivatives prices, increased transactions and revenue with automaker clients
  • Executed Japan's Ministry of Finance and Bank of Japan FX operations in FX spot, forward market
  • Implemented proactive market making initiatives in Asian time FX market
  • Interacted with FX sales team to build a collaborative relationship
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
Economics
MS
Computer Science

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