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

Senior Quantitative Fixed Income Trader - Hedge Fund - Director
US$400000 - US$800000 per year, New York

Director - Quantitative Fixed Income Trader - Hedge Fund After over a decade of strong returns an...

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Institutional Equity Sales
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Responsibilities: Act as liaison and maintain direct contact with Research Analysts to manage the...

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Senior Fixed Income Analyst - Distressed Debt
Negotiable, City of London

Selby Jennings has partnered with an internationally renowned, mid-market American bank who are l...

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Hedge Fund Sales & Prime Brokerage
Negotiable, City of London

A leading global brokerage are currently looking for an entrepreneurial individual to lead the ex...

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Institutional Marketing Specialist
US$150000 - US$150001 per year, United States Virgin Island

Institutional Marketing Specialist: Maintaining its focus on providing fixed income strategies to...

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Solutions Sales
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Role: Implement business development strategies for solutions and structuring, and expand client ...

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Derivatives Structurer
Negotiable, Hong Kong

Role: Assist Sales understand clients' structured products needs; Design and provide solutions fo...

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Lead Software Engineer | Next Gen Trading Platform
US$200000 - US$250000 per year, Boston

Lead Software Engineer | Next Gen Trading Platform | Top Hedge Fund An Elite Trading Firm, based ...

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Principal Software Engineer (C#/.NET) | Elite Trading Firm
US$250000 - US$300000 per year, Boston

Principal Software Engineer (C#/.NET) | Elite Trading Firm | Boston, MA A multi-award winning Tra...

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