Principal, Fixed Income Trader

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Scope:

Reporting to the Director of Trading this position offers an opportunity to become part of a growing team and a new Beta Portfolio initiative where the selected candidate will have the ability to influence the trading strategy for the program. The portfolio’s absolute return objective will be closely aligned with OMERS’ actuarial required rate of return and require investing in a broad mix of asset classes in both the cash and derivative markets. The ideal candidate will have a proven trading background in Fixed Income and Derivatives Trading.

Responsibilities:

As a member of the team, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
•Execute necessary trading for the Portfolio as required
•Identify and implement fixed income and derivative strategies for expressing asset mix and risk management strategies
•Maintain strong relationships within the brokerage community as well as negotiating commissions
•Maintain in-depth knowledge of real-time developments in global financial markets
•Report market developments on a continuing basis to the team
•Provide input on optimal timing of strategy implementation and the ability to implement strategies
•Work collaboratively with strategy researchers on the team and across OCM
•Other responsibilities may be assigned that contribute to fulfilling the mandate of the group

Qualifications:

•7 to 10 years of industry experience in capital markets
•Completion of an undergraduate degree in Commerce, Economics, Math, Computer Science or Engineering
•Strong Math background
•Graduate degree and/or Completion of CFA preferred
•Extensive trading experience in Fixed Income and/or Derivatives
•Demonstrated analytical skills along with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in promoting an effective team-based environment with employees and management at all levels.












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