Equity Derivatives Trader

Singapore, Singapore
31 Mar 2023
30 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
PIMCO is a global leader in active fixed income. With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 50+ years since, we have worked relentlessly to help millions of investors pursue their objectives - regardless of shifting marketing conditions. As active investors, our goal is not just to find opportunities, but to create them. To this end, we remain firmly committed to the pursuit of our mission: delivering superior investment returns, solutions, and service to our clients.

Since 1971, our people have shaped our organization through a high-performance inclusive culture, in which we celebrate diverse thinking. We invest in our people and strive to imprint our CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Responsibility and Excellence. We believe each of us is here to help others succeed and this has led to PIMCO being recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is seeking an Equity Derivatives Trader with 3+ years of experience, to be based in Singapore. The ideal candidate would have a strong Equity Derivatives background, with exposure to options, futures, and total return swaps trading. The candidate must be detail-oriented and able to work well on a cohesive high performing team. S/He will work with traders, portfolio managers, research analysts, and internal support teams on a wide array of investment strategies. Coverage will primarily be on APAC and EMEA markets.

  • Must have 3+ years' of direct trading experience in equity options (single name / Index), equity futures, equity swaps.
  • Knowledge/Experience of trading EMEA markets an advantage.
  • Understanding of Cash Equity markets and execution an advantage.
  • Must show desire in identifying and recommending trade ideas and opportunities.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure within a fast-paced environment and execute high volumes of trades in different regions and products simultaneously.
  • Strong attention to detail in every aspect of the trading and settlement process.
  • Able to work independently with a strong understanding of Risk Frameworks and Regulation.
  • Equity middle office and operations experience is a plus.
  • Must have the willingness to partner effectively with legal/compliance, middle /back office, pricing, confirms, and other support teams to avoid issues in operationally complex markets with stringent regulatory environments.
  • Strong communication skills required to provide market updates and make presentations to senior stakeholders in Portfolio Management team.
  • Must have flexibility for global trading coverage as activity permits.
  • Must be able to improve/create more efficient desk processes.
  • Excel, VBA, Python and other coding skills are a plus.
  • Proven project management skills required to assist Head of Trading.
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited institution with a focus in finance, economics, mathematics or business.
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