Associate Director, Fixed Income Trader
About SLC Management
SLC Management is a global institutional asset manager that provides innovative and diversified solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. Our history of organic and strategic growth reflects this commitment with over CA$303/US$227 billion in assets under management.
We are breaking new ground with a full spectrum of solutions for a growing institutional client base of more than 1300 organizations. As a subsidiary of Sun Life, we are aligned with one of the world’s leading financial services companies, and benefit from the stability and strength of that relationship.
We are a performance-driven organization and live by a set of core values that put our clients’ needs and goals first. As part of our team, you play a role in fulfilling our purpose and making a difference. We offer a collaborative, inclusive environment, focused on growth and opportunity, where you will be encouraged and empowered to meet the challenges of a highly competitive landscape.
We are looking for talented professionals at all stages of their financial careers: those who are ready to learn, those who are ready to innovate, and those who are ready to lead.
Visit us at https://www.slcmanagement.com/inv.
What you will do:
- Review and assess relative value opportunities for sector and individual security positions
Communicate effectively across the organization to develop and maintain close relationships with other traders, research analysts, relationship managers, and finance to respond to client requests
Execute trades across various liquidity platforms (ie/ Bloomberg, TradeWeb, MarketAxess, etc)
Utilize analytical skills to leverage existing trading and portfolio management systems, with an eye towards improvements and increased efficiency
Identify and distribute relative value trade ideas to the broader investment team
Communicate effectively with the broker community to deepen trading relationships, with the goal of delivering best execution
Support growth by working on prospective client portfolio reviews, finals presentations, etc.
Monitor financial market and global news
What you will need to succeed:
- MBA, CFA or candidacy a plus
- SQL programming or Python experience preferred but not required
Experience in either ABS, Corporates, or Municipals preferred, but not required
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Ability to work with a diverse range of people
A collaborative work style and positive attitude
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Bloomberg, Aladdin, electronic trading and/or other fixed income technologies
Ability to remain calm and objective in the face of periods of excessive optimism or extreme pessimism in the capital markets
Required education and skills:
- Undergraduate degree
- 3+ years of trading and/or market experience
Self-motivated and self-directed, effectively manage and coordinate multiple projects and tasks under strict deadlines
Strong attention to detail and understanding of the need for precision when trading
Must be able to respond negatively to a Disciplinary History Questionnaire as required by securities regulations
What is in it for you?
- Excellent benefits with generous vacation and sick time, 401K match, noncontributory retirement plan, Paid Family Medical Leave, sabbatical program and much more
- Friendly, collaborative and inclusive culture
Our agile work environment allows our employees the flexibility to give and feel their best at work