Junior Trader - Multi Asset Solutions

Franklin Templeton Investments
San Mateo, CA, USA
Apr 08, 2018
Apr 11, 2018
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At Franklin Templeton Investments, we are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners. Over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. For over 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

Franklin Templeton, one of the world's largest investment management firms, is looking for a Junior Trader on the Multi Asset Solutions trading team in San Mateo, California.

The Jr. Trader is primarily responsible for assisting senior traders with trade execution and other related activities. The Jr. Trader will gain familiarity with market structure, develop an understanding of electronic trading strategies and the various nuances of different asset classes. The Jr. Trader will be mentored by a Sr. Trader as part of their development process.

The role of Multi Asset Trading is an integral component of the investment process through trade execution and opportunistic market insights that will add or preserve alpha. As part of the larger Multi Asset Solutions (FTMAS) team, trading personnel will leverage the full spectrum of expertise available within the group in order to maximize the value of our people and technology assets to make more informed investment decisions.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:
  • Assist senior traders with trade execution and other trading support functions and activities.
  • Develop a working knowledge of market structure across asset classes, including equities, fixed income, derivatives, and others.
  • Develop internal and external relationships with the FTMAS team, brokers, etc.
  • Develop a general knowledge base about markets, asset classes, and our processes, including internal systems, etc.
  • Keep senior traders apprised of any pressing trade issues.
  • Develop intelligent market insights and provide timely, accurate and useful market color to portfolio managers, analysts, and senior traders.
  • Develop the needed skill-sets to make value added trading decisions.

  • 1-3 years of experience in the finance industry with working knowledge of the investment management business and trade execution strongly preferred
  • Progress towards CFA designation
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited university with a GPA above 3.4
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills which are essential to this position
  • "Trading desk intangibles" such as positive attitude, enthusiasm for trading and financial markets, strong work ethic, and high level of integrity
  • Ability to multi-task with extremely high attention to detail and organization
  • Ability to resolve complex problems under pressure
  • Working knowledge of Excel and Bloomberg are required
  • Programming skills in languages such as R, Matlab, Python, Java, C#/C++ are preferred, but not required

What makes Franklin Templeton Investments unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards -the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:
  • Three weeks paid time off the first year
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits
  • Employee Stock Investment Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
  • Onsite fitness center and recreation center
  • Onsite cafeteria
We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities . An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values , and is an important element of how we achieve success.

We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals. Take some time to, meet some of our people , and see what it means to say, "I AM Franklin Templeton".

Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at http://www.franklintempletoncareers.com/ to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.


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