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

Sales Manager (Shipping)
Negotiable, Singapore

We are currently working with a leading shipping, logistics and marine services company who is k...

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Food Services GM
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibility: Be responsible for Key Accounts in Food Service Channel by exploiting resource...

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Equity Sales
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Responsibilities Develop and implement strategies for cash equity/equity derivatives sales Ex...

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Senior Data Scientist | Global Conglomerate | SG/HK
Negotiable, Singapore

Summary: Our client is a leading conglomerate, and we are looking for experienced Data Scientis...

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DMA Sales Trader
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Responsibilities: Manage algo safely and perform risk control across client's DMA/algo orders ...

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Pricing Analyst
Negotiable, Berlin, Germany

One of the Germany's leading investment banks is seeking a highly motivated Risk professional to ...

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Palm Oil GM/Business Head
Negotiable, Shanghai, China

Head of Edible Oil (China); Location - Shanghai, China; Salary - Attractive A Multinational Co...

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Structured Product Sales
£40000 - £60000 per annum, Monaco

Our client is a leading Investment Manager who have a position available based in Monaco to supp...

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Sterling / EUR IG Corporate Credit Trader
Negotiable, London, England

Sterling / EUR IG Corporate Trader - Investment Bank - Associate/VP/Director A European Investm...

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