The Horizon Group
September 26, 2014
Job Type


Fixed Income / FX Trader


MY client, a large buy-side concern, seeks an exceptionally talented individual to join their firm as a Fixed Income/FX trader. The trader will take on multiple responsibilities, including trading, trading strategy implementation, cost analysis and execution optimization. Candidates should be ambitious and enthusiastic about implementing new ideas and possess the ability to work both individually and in a team setting.

The trader will be responsible for executing trades in the Americas, trading products including, but not limited to: interest rate swaps, government bonds, repos and currencies. The trader will also work with researchers and portfolio management teams to help with market analysis. Finally, the trader will work to build and enhance pricing and analytics tools.




  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Finance, Computer Science, Statistics or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in a buy or sell side trading role including OTC trading experience
  • Deep understanding of fixed income and currencies markets
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Programming experience in at least one language, such as C++, C#, Java, VBA, Python
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and Excel

Econometrics and statistics skills a plus

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