Trading Specialist

Employer
Eventide Asset Management
Location
Boston
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 10, 2020
Closes
Oct 10, 2020
Job Function
Trading
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Eventide is a young, growing, and mission-driven company looking to attract people who are eager to serve others and the global common good. Eventide employees work hard for the sake of others—our clients, other employees, and our world. We’re looking to make the world rejoice through a different kind of investing that puts capital to work in great businesses because we recognize the capacity of business to create tremendous blessing. Our mission is to honor God and serve our clients by seeking out investments in businesses creating compelling value for the global common good.

As part of the Portfolio Operations team, the Trading Specialist will work under the supervision of the Director of Portfolio Operations in helping to implement the investment strategies of our investment products, including trading for our mutual funds and managing and implementing our Model SMA business, trade support, performance and attribution measurement across all products, compliance reporting/monitoring and supporting the Firm’s marketing needs. The role will require both independent and collaborative work in a small firm setting. The ideal candidate will have high integrity, be a self-starter, who is diligent with details and is eager to learn the details of investment implementation. The role will have a diverse set of responsibilities, challenges, processes and stakeholders in a small, growing company and thus presents a unique opportunity for the right candidate to obtain broad investment industry experience. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Execute trade orders for our portfolios under the supervision of the Director of Portfolio Operations
  • Assist in trade reporting and trade allocation
  • Support Model SMA, Institutional SMA and model allocation businesses, including trading, implementation, and business line support where appropriate
  • Support Best Execution obligations and Trade Oversight process, including preparation of reports for quarterly trade oversight meetings and other trade performance reporting
  • Provide research and market intelligence to support the Portfolio team
  • Support syndicate (IPO, follow-ons) process with the Portfolio team
  • Support trade rotation process
  • Support implementation and testing new trading software
  • Support new fund launches or client onboarding, including providing market research to help support product launch decisions
  • Support Portfolio Managers prepare for annual and quarterly commentaries
  • Support annual 15(c) process
  • Support other business areas, such as sales and marketing source relevant and approved portfolio characteristics and data
  • Support Private Investment process, including fair value research and analysis
  • Works independently as well as on a team, able to support the investment, compliance, investment-consulting group, sales and marketing teams
  • Work across departments to improve process and output

Qualifications

  • Minimum BA/BS or equivalent preferably in business/finance or computer science
  • Excel/MS Office proficiency a requirement, experience with SQL and databases a plus
  • Experience with trading systems and platforms, including Bloomberg
  • 2-4 years experience trading a variety of products is a plus, equity is the focus, but we manage across a wide range of assets and are looking to grow our product base
  • Must be a self-starter with positive attitude and willingness to work hard and be on a steep learning curve
  • Attention to detail with demonstrated problem solving ability
  • Must have a willingness to work on and learn new software applications
  • Must have good communications skills and be a team player
  • Adheres to the highest ethical standards, personally and professionally

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to careers@eventidefunds.com with the subject line "Trading Specialist Role --- CFA Candidate (Your Name)". 

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