Associate, Fixed Income/FX Trader

Employer
BlackRock
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 May 2022
Closes
04 Jun 2022
Ref
14771885
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

Overview:

The Fixed Income/ FX trading team manages execution risk in BlackRock's cash and derivative trades on behalf of global investment groups like Fixed Income, Multi-Asset, Equity, iShares & Indexing, Alternatives, etc. who invest across different strategies such as long only funds, actively managed, passive, hedge funds, ETFs, Index funds, etc. The breadth of markets and products covered by the team is wide as it encompasses all Asian EM and DM markets across different asset classes.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage the execution of orders and trade flow in a logical and risk-controlled manner with a focus on fiduciary responsibilities
  • Provide 'best execution' across a range of FX and Rates instruments for all BlackRock's internal businesses
  • Monitor market activity in areas of specialization and provide feedback to portfolio managers
  • Support investment teams in terms of information flow, trade ideas and data requests
  • Deal with day-to-day administrative issues in support of trading activities and liaison with trading operations
  • Pro-actively contribute to the investment process to both reduce transaction costs and identify alpha opportunities, while enhancing our access to market liquidity
  • Work with internal technology and analytics groups for enhancements in systems, analytics and coordinate trading activity
  • Ad hoc project work


Skills/Qualifications:
  • Degree(s) in relevant subjects such as economics, mathematics, engineering, physical science. CFA qualification/part qualification would be an advantage
  • Understanding of bond mathematics, basics of FX and rates derivatives, macro risk factors and implications for risk management
  • Effective communication skills and demonstrated the ability to work with multiple partners and stakeholders. Mandarin language capability is a plus.
  • Enthusiastic and positive approach to market challenges
  • Excellent analytical skills applied in a practical environment
  • Well organized, disciplined approach to work with a high level of attention to detail
  • Highly computer literate, with advanced spreadsheet skills
  • Strong work ethic with high level of self-motivation


Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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