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

Equity Synthetics Trader, VP - ED level
HK$1000000 - HK$1900000 per annum, Hong Kong

Job duties: Trade institutional clients' orders for both HK/A share market. Manage and develop cl...

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Oil Trader
Negotiable, Singapore

A leading trading house with a global presence is growing across their Oil and Gas desk and is lo...

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Public Relations Manager
Negotiable, London

Responsibilities: Develop and manage relationships with news and media, including pitching storie...

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Investor Relations
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Responsibilities: The Investor Relations will work as the link between external investors, stakeh...

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Crypto Software developer (Remote)
HK$1000000 - HK$2000001 per annum, Singapore

Crypto Software Developer Our client, a leading US proprietary trading firm is looking for remote...

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Senior Operational Risk Manager
Negotiable, Amsterdam

Operational Risk Manager What You'll Do You will play a fundamental role in continuously growing,...

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Full Stack /Back End - Software Engineer
Negotiable, Dallas

Join a highly engaged global investment firm that offers services such as investment managements ...

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Equity Derivatives Trader
Negotiable, London

Key Responsibilities Pricing and execution of Equity Derivative Trades Participating in and build...

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Institutional Fixed Income Sales
Negotiable, London

Key Responsibilities International Sales responsible for distribution of FICC products Leverage t...

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