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Traders are mainly responsible for buying and selling shares for investors. A typical example resume for this job showcases the following activities: capturing new leads, trading online or by phone, consulting with clients, informing supervisors on relevant trades, predicting market trends, and preparing reports. Those looking to secure a Trader position should emphasize in their resumes sales orientation, excellent communication and negotiation skills, networking, communication and interpersonal abilities, and detail orientation. Formal education is not mandatory for this role, but many Traders hold a college degree in a relevant area.

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1

Fixed Income Trader

  • Surpassed traders in profitability and volume ranking 3 out of over 30 traders within a year and a half
  • Increased trading profits by 300% from 2003 to 2004 by trading cash vs. futures spreads in the treasury market
  • Excelled at entry and exit point strategies as well as risk tolerance utilizing mean reversion strategies
  • Recruited and mentored several new teammates by leading internal training sessions
  • Became a member of the Chicago Board of Trade to capitalize on significant volume generated in order to reduce commission rates for the firm
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Math And Computer Science
2

Senior Trader

Head trader with detailed knowledge of equity markets for quantitative global equity investment manager with $29BN in assets under management and $56M in commissions.

  • Managed currency trading for hedging and equity settlement in both freely traded and restricted currencies.
  • Collaborated with Compliance, Investment Teams and Operations to review and oversee risk management policies and procedures.
  • Presented market analysis and performance data updates on an ongoing basis. Worked closely with Relationship Managers to respond to inquiries from key clients.
  • Transformed trading strategy from use of passive approach by integrating an actively managed approach, resulting in 28% cost savings.
  • Optimized electronic self-directed trading solutions including: algorithms, usage of dark liquidity and evaluation of OMS/EMS platforms.
  • Redesigned trading workflow and implemented 24 hour trading coverage to ensure desk aligned with changing market structure. Resulted in better trade oversight, improved feedback loop with portfolio management and more timely decision making.
  • Co-developed proprietary EMS order parsing rules and combined scoring of volatility, momentum, liquidity and estimate impact cost used to populate a suggested execution strategy for each order.
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration, Finance & Entrepreneurship
3

Senior Equity Trader

Worked with mutual and hedge funds of varying sizes to determine and execute strategies and manage capital exposure when trading institutional order flow. Maintained an active market in over 85 stocks in varying sectors.

  • Deployed Hybrid sales trader coverage, helping to drive revenue to the largest account in the firm.
  • Dedicated trader to fastest growing account in the firm, helping drive revenue from $100k/yr to over $1m, while bringing down the loss ratio to 3% from 50%.
  • Trusted for trading firm's capital, managing risk and leveraging existing business.
  • Worked directly with analysts and coverage traders to distribute relevant market information.
  • Presented daily to sales, trading and product management teams to assist in idea generation for clients.
  • Created a Weekly technical analysis piece distributed to client's senior decision makers.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
BA
Business
4

Proprietary Trader

Managed $2-4 million long/short portfolio with 50% focus on healthcare related companies

  • Created proprietary scans based on key technical factors to identify potential trade ideas
  • Conducted fundamental research and financial analyses on the results to execute optimal investments
  • Produced total portfolio return of -.6% vs the S&P 500 down -18.6%
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Economics
MA
Master of Arts
5

Senior Financial Trader

Fuels trader with lead role in hedging with Crude, Oil Products, Natural Gas

  • Developed market and managed large position in Natural Gas swaption instruments as cross hedge of power exposures
  • Contributed $50 million value over 7 years, primarily through market timing and asset allocation of hedge positions
  • Led fuels trading team in hedge program analysis and evaluation
  • Mentored other traders in uses, valuation and execution of fuel options
  • Provided fundamental analysis of oil markets to commercial team
Candidate Info
39
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
MBA
Financial Administration
Accounting
6

Institutional Sales Trader

  • Promoted and profitably managed key accounts through direct communication with clients, advising on stock opportunities and market trends.
  • Generated revenues collaborating with salesmen on company specific research, executing order flow by analyzing individual stock, sector, & current market conditions.
  • Increased revenues by 30% year over year for multiple accounts and received 4 key accounts increasing revenues by 10% due to providing best execution in trading for clients and solid account relationships.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
7

Trader Joe's

Desktop Support Technician, Consultant

  • Modified accounts in Active Directory as needed for 1 to 3 new hires and departures daily.
  • Implemented a service agreement with Xerox saving Trader Joe's 10-20% depending on model type.
  • Assisted 50+ end users in resolving Windows related hardware and software issues by fielding telephone calls and email communication, diagnosing problems and performing troubleshooting activities.
  • Supported daily Backup Exec Backup and Restore systems.
  • Updated hardware inventory using scanning system limiting Trader Joe's loss of assets.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BA
Information Technology / Information Security
8

Junior Trader

Helped manage risk of a global IRS and FX Forward client flow portfolio

  • Acted as a market maker by quoting prices to clients in FX Forwards, Par Forwards, and Interest Rate Swaps
  • Assisted structuring and sales teams in developing strategies and solutions to help aid clients personal hedging needs
  • Executed trades with clients and interbank participants through the broker market
  • Provided input in the development of sophisticated pricing tools and used them to model and price client trade proposals
  • Built daily interest rate curves to calculate implied yields based on FX Forwards for most G10 currencies
  • Presented trade ideas at weekly trader meetings that were generated based on analysis of current risk and market outlook
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
9

Stock Trader

Developed stock market data analysis program using engineering- centered procedures.

  • Coded EXCEL, ACCESS, VBA, and AUTOIT software to automatically process large volumes of streaming stock market data.
  • Executed buy/sell transactions based upon researched traditional and experimental forms of technical stock performance analysis.
  • Formulated algorithms to search for real-time mathematical indicators, and flag which trades are worth executing.
  • Continuously evaluated live and back-test results to improve system processes.
  • Program tested to produce higher returns than top stock market benchmarks.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Aerospace Engineering
10

Junior Trader

Assisted in execution and trading responsibilities for equities, options and bonds

  • Researched healthcare and technology catalysts and updated relevant calendars and spreadsheets
  • Maintained broker relationships and organized management, analyst and broker meetings
  • Created IPO and secondary tracking Excel spreadsheet that showed performance by either stock or underwriter
  • Attended and wrote summaries for IPO and secondary offerings
  • Wrote and distributed daily morning healthcare note
  • Assisted senior analysts in various research and modeling projects
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Business And Economics

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