Senior Trader

Employer
Manulife Hong Kong
Location
Hong Kong
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 12, 2019
Closes
Feb 14, 2019
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Job Description
Accountability Statement:

This role is a key member of the General Account Portfolio Management function in Asia, which is responsible for the management and oversight of total AUM of nearly US$60 billion, covering a broad range of asset classes including public and private debt, public and private equities, as well as other alternative investments.

The senior trader works closely with portfolio managers and other traders located in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo as a member of an integrated team in the management of Manulife's on-balance sheet investments in Asia. The incumbent creates value through the provision of market insights and trade ideas to portfolio managers, implementation of new derivative strategies to support investment needs and continuous business growth, and best execution of derivative and fixed income transactions.

Responsibilities:
  • Gather and analyse market data, generate market insights and trade ideas, and proactively contribute to portfolio management and asset allocation decisions.
  • Devise and implement derivative-related solutions as appropriate to support new investment strategies and to cope with changes in market and/or regulatory environment
  • Execute trades in derivatives (rates, FX, equity futures), government bonds, and public corporate bonds.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Portfolio Management and Corporate Finance colleagues and sell side counterparties.
  • Liaise with Investment Operations, Compliance and other areas to ensure smooth operations
  • Provide other investment-related support to the portfolio management team as directed by the Head of Investments, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies/Education:
  • Ten years of experience in public fixed income and derivative trading
  • Strong analytical, negotiation, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated self-starter and team player
  • Ability to work steadfastly, flexibly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • University degree in a quantitative discipline
  • CFA or other related professional designation
  • SFC Type 1 and Type 2 Licensed Representative


If you are ready to unleash your potential it's time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. At the end of 2016, we had $977 billion (US$728 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made almost $26 billion in payments to our customers.

Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Manulife is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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