Associate Director, Fixed Income Trader

Location
Redmond, Washington State
Salary
Generous base salary plus bonus, amazing benefits, including 401K match and retirement plan
Posted
09 May 2022
Closes
08 Jun 2022
Ref
JR00058430 PC
Job Function
Trading
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Certifications
Passed CFA Level I
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

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

 

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