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Graduate Quant Traders Assistant

Written by Anton Murray Consulting on .

Location: Sydney

Salary description: $70-$90k AUD base salary

  • $50-100k AUD Equivalent
  • Permanent
  • No Experience years of experience

Our client is seeking a recent graduate in mathematics, economics or quant focused degree’s. The successful applicant will support the senior traders for 12-18 months with the view to joining the trading training program in the US.

Applications will only be accepted from graduates with a proven high level of academic quantitative achievement (HD or minimum D averages throughout university) Ideally you would have excelled in both high school and university mathematics courses.

Responsibilities:

  • Analysis and Flow of Market Information
  • Follow daily reports of dividends, earnings, and news. Communicate information to traders and produce reports for risk managers
  • Adjustment of Options Market
  • Input systems parameters to generate option quotes based on theoretical options models, customer order flow and interaction with traders and brokers
  • Management of Option Specialist Books
  • Make sure trades settle correctly & fix brakes. Maintain positions and calculate profit and loss
  • Day to day administration and support to traders-maintain a smooth working environment for the trader
  • Liaise with trading desk and brokers
  • Prepare pricing sheets
  • Under direct supervision of a trader will be responsible for changing market prices and executing trades
  • Trade capture and reporting
  • Upload OTC trades to prime brokers
  • Reconciliation of positions market value between prime brokers and desk

Requirements:

  • Exceptional quantitative and analytic skills
  • 4 Unit Maths
  • Knowledge of statistics and probability
  • Understanding of option price theory and models
  • Strong computer skills
  • Thorough mastery of Excel and Access
  • Programming ability preferred
  • Financial markets experience
  • Knowledge of financial products
  • Knowledge / experience in Asian markets preferred
  • Team player
  • Confident, assertive, quick-thinking

Please clearly state your academic qualification, the grade average achieved and the year you completed university in your application. Please also submit your resume only in Word format.

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