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Junior Trader - European Shift

Company: Campbell & Company
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

Position Description:

Campbell

& Company, a tenured pioneer in absolute return investment management,

specializing in trend following and other quantitative strategies, is seeking a

detail-oriented Junior Trader to work on the European shift (Mon-Fri 2:00am-10:00am).

The

Junior Trader is responsible for the accurate execution of trades created by

Campbell's proprietary models while striving to add-value through a variety of

means. The Trading department serves the client through best

execution practices while adhering to the firm's policies, goals, legal and

regulatory framework. The Junior Trader will be guided and overseen

by team members as their market education grows through coaching and

self-education.

Key

Responsibilities:

Trading

- Under the tutelage of the European Traders (70%)


  • Learn

    how the Trading desk operates and develop the skills necessary to become a

    Trader and an integral member of the department
  • Generate

    and execute model orders utilizing prudent risk management
  • Verify

    suitability of Trading orders with their corresponding strategy and market

    characteristic
  • Assess

    positions and portfolio risk based on market conditions
  • Determine

    optimal execution method and route trades appropriately to the market based on

    benchmark and current market conditions
  • Monitor

    electronic trading algorithms to ensure proper execution of trades and

    trouble-shoot problems
  • Back-up

    and support all traders on the desk

    Market

    Expertise (20%)

    • Develop

      market knowledge through continued learning via the Trading department outlets

      (conferences, bank research reports, Trading counterparties, and general desk

      experiences)
    • Monitor

      general market conditions, economic/political news and stock-specific events,

      and compile firm-wide Morning Broadcast and End-of-Shift Recap

      Broker

      / Vendor Relationship (10%)

      • Develop

        relationships with Campbell's counterparties
      • Assist

        in fielding market analysis calls





        Qualifications:

        Required:

        • Bachelor's

          degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or Economics or equivalent professional

          experience and training
        • One year+

          of relevant work experience
        • Passion

          for markets demonstrated by current knowledge and education
        • Strong

          foundation in Economics for market forecasting and analysis
        • Familiar

          with basic probability/statistics
        • Proficiency

          and high comfort level with MS Office (primarily Excel - including the use of

          macros) and the Windows operating environment
        • Math,

          verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
        • Ability

          to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment

          Preferred:

          • Basic

            knowledge of Bloomberg
          • College

            minor or knowledge of Computer Science

            Special

            Working Conditions:

            • This

              shift is overnight hours (Mon-Fri 2:00am-10:00am)
            • Staff

              in Trading Department are considered essential personnel

              Note:

              This job summary and listing of responsibilities is for the purpose of

              describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may

              change over time.

              Keywords: Campbell & Company, Baltimore , Junior Trader - European Shift, Accounting, Auditing , Baltimore, Maryland

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