Sales and Trading

Sales and Trading

Sales and trading is the backbone of an investment securities firm. Be it a stock brokerage, investment bank or a hedge fund - if a firm cannot sell its services, then it is unable to do business, and if it cannot trade well, then it becomes difficult to attract and retain clients. The United States continues to lead the global markets with 40.01% of the entire world stock market capitalization.

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the biggest on Wall Street, with more than 2,400 companies trading on it, and 1.6 billion shares traded every day, it’s a hive of activity. With a combined market capitalization of approximately $30.1tn (as of November 2019), it significantly dwarfs its nearest rival, the Nasdaq (market cap of around $13tn) as the largest stock exchange in the world. The NYSE is also the oldest stock exchange in the United States - founded when brokers signed the “Buttonwood Agreement” on May 17, 1792.

Technology and data are of key importance in Sales & Trading. Greenwich Associates report that over $300m was spent in 2018 on everything from alternative data, to pre-trade transparency, to indexing, to real-time market data. Going forward top trading talent will need to be able to gather more of the right data, use tools like AI and machine learning, to analyze it and act on it in real time. Technology plays a vital role in this as 61% of institutional traders indicated they use a trading app when surveyed in 2018. Associations such as the Foreign Exchange Professionals Association and the Fixed Income Analysts Society Inc. focus on research and advocacy to make sure their members have the education and skills to thrive in a competitive trading market. The Global Financial Market Association is also exploring how financial institutions are incorporating sustainable finance products and services in order to maintain the trading industry’s growth.

Employment of securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents is projected to grow four percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Sales and Trading Jobs

Nordics Structured Product Sales
£80000 - £130000 per annum, London

Our client is a leading Structured Products Brokerage who have a position available based in Lon...

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LATAM Structured Product Sales
£100000 - £150000 per annum, Zürich

Our client is a leading Swiss Brokerage who have a position available based in Zurich to help bu...

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Interest Rate Exotics Trading
£90000 - £130000 per annum, London

Interest Rates Exotics Trader - VP - London An Investment Bank in London is looking to hire an ...

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Macro Trader (FX/Rates)
Negotiable, Singapore

Job Description Responsible for market making and risk management as part of the macro trading...

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Fixed Income Sales
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Responsibilities: Provide sales coverage to financial institutions Execute trades and provide...

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French Institutional Structured Product Sales
€50000 - €70000 per annum, Paris

Our client is a leading Structured Products Provider who has a position available based in Paris...

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Equity Sales Trader
Negotiable, Singapore

Job Description Develop relationships with investors and meeting arrangement Develop sales...

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Equity Sales
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Responsibilities: Support Account Manager in covering multi-buyside clients Act as liaison an...

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Senior Solutions Consultant (Technical)
Negotiable, Singapore

Senior Solutions Consultant (Technical) , leading Financial Services Firm Our client is a leadi...

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