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Trader

Job Level:  Professional
Location: 

HK

Due Date:  28/02/2022
Area of Expertise:  Asset & Investment Management
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  2893

Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.

 

At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you are looking for a fast-paced working environment, you are resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now!

 

We are committed to giving our people – experienced and energetic professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth, and align your achievements with your ambitions.

Role & responsibilities

 

  • Responsible for following all markets and asset-classes, though on a day-by-day basis will monitor the orders of only a select few. These rotate among traders for cross-training purposes.
  • Must closely monitor orders in the markets and work with fund managers on any special instructions.
  • Ability to work long hours, balance & prioritize; be an ace of multi-tasking, and able to work accurate in a high-stress & fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrate high degree of accuracy in their work.
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, and risk management skills as well as solid understanding of portfolio management theory and practice.
  • Need forward-thinking & results oriented mentality.
  • Handles processing of IPO’s and end of day collection of all documentation for compliance records.
  • Respond in a timely manner to compliance enquiries.
  • Responsible for pre-placement analysis of which brokers are likely to provide the best possible execution.
  • Uses Bloomberg AIM (The Asset & Investment Manager) extensively and know main functionality.
  • Ability to negotiate well with brokers if we receive a sub-standard execution, and at the same time keep the relationship professional. 
  • Continually emphasize team spirit and help other traders by cross-checking order blotters & IB chats for clarity and correctness.
  • Highly reliable and a willingness to take ownership.
  • Keep very abreast of IPO’s and other ECM deals, sharing this information with the investment team, and work with brokers on deals we’re interested in.
  • Must solve with brokers on settlement problems.
  • Excellent communication skills as well as market expertise to support the needs of PMs and other stake holders in the whole investment process chain (PM to Settlements).
  • Work with product development colleagues on client queries and pitches like RFP’s.
  • Monitor changes in regulatory frameworks as well as internal requirements and structure trading processes accordingly.
  • Broad knowledge of existing trading / trade related & regulatory landscape.
  • Ability to understand derivatives & fixed income price modelling.
  • Savvy user of Bloomberg, as well as the whole suite of MS Office, & have appetite to learn new systems and keep abreast of cutting-edge technologies.
  • Participate in consultancy of all equity related matters, focusing on trading systems, facilitation & RFQE executions, algorithmic tools, market dynamics, execution venues, and TCA applications.
  • Ability to see trading and execution related projects through from start to finish.
  • Seeks new ways to streamline existing processes and workflows, as well as innovating new, and improving existing tools.

 

Experience / Qualifications and Skills

 

Preferred Profile & Requirements:

  • 5-10 years relevant trading experience
  • A star performer yet someone who fully appreciates the importance of always being a team player
  • Fluent English and proficiency in another Asian language would be helpful
  • Strong technical (Python Matplotlib, Python Pandas, SQL, VBA, Bloomberg BQL) & analytical skills a strong advantage
  • SFC Licensed Representative in minimum of
  1. Type 1 - Dealing in Securities
  2. Type 2 - Dealing in Futures Contracts
  3. Type 9 - Asset Management
  • Strongly prefer candidates already in Hong Kong with permanent residency 

 

 

About Allianz Global Investors

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 705 investment professionals in 23 offices worldwide and managing EUR 647 billion in assets for individuals, families, and institutions. (Data as of 30 September 2021)

 

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We offer a collegial culture based on strong values, taking individual responsibility, and dedication to mastering challenging tasks. To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of our employees. We encourage you to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled, and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you.

 

We are committed to deliver excellence to our clients, advisors, employees, our parent company and within our industry. Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in an open and transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance as well as teamwork.

 

We are also committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing assistance to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need support to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to recruiting@allianzgi.com.