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Equity High Touch Trader - Direct Markets Director at Citi

Equity High Touch Trader - Direct Markets Director at Citi

Posted 20 May by eFinancialCareers
Citi is looking to hire an experienced trader to trade Pan European Cash Equities. Your role as senior trader will be to price and trade a variety of cash equity products for the Citi franchise as well as grow the desks revenue through profitable inventory management and market making, whilst looking to expand on Citi's well-established franchise and distribution footprint.

By joining the trading desk for Equities, you will work closely with both desk analysts and sales to develop the trading franchise and successfully execute the market making flow items.

As a senior trader, you will be expected to help develop the junior talent on the desk as well as leading on projects to enhance the existing trading strategies by incorporating additional instruments and dynamic procedures.

What you will do will be varied day to day, but the key drivers for the role are:
  • Responsible for successfully trading the Pan European Cash Equities as a Direct Markets trader, including growing the desk in terms of profitability and size.
  • Effectively risk manage the trading book and oversee the risk of any traders you may manage in your capacity as a senior trader.
  • Liaise with sales to develop the franchise, anticipating client demand in each respective product/market.
  • Use existing (and help develop) trading dashboards to improve risk management and identify opportunities for revenue generation.
  • Work in close partnership with control functions such as Legal, Compliance, Market and Credit Risk, Audit, Finance to ensure appropriate governance and control infrastructure.
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients, and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behaviour, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.
What we will need from you:
  • This is not an entry level role, so the successful candidate will need to be already managing risk and will most likely already be a senior on a desk with significant risk exposure.
  • Will need to have trading experience in Cash Equites, or closely related products, with a strong revenue generating track record.
  • Experience of working closely with Sales, Research, and other organizations across Markets to provide market liquidity and help build the Citi franchise through the monetisation of client flows.
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication and effective interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A strong understanding of Bloomberg, booking systems, trading protocol, closing technicalities.
  • Excel, SQL/VBA/Python would be advantageous but not required.
What we will provide you:

This role will provide you with the opportunity to grow a product line within equities, leveraging a strong franchise. You will work closely with many senior stakeholders across the markets platform in a bank that offers a diverse career path with global opportunities.
By joining Citi London, you will not only be part of a business casual workplace with a hybrid working model but also receive a competitive base salary, and enjoy a whole host of additional benefits such as:
  • 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • A discretional annual performance related bonus
  • Private Medical Care & Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pension Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Special discounts for employees, family, and friends
  • Access to an array of learning and development resources
Alongside these benefits Citi is committed to ensuring our workplace is where everyone feels comfortable coming to work as their whole self, every day. We want the best talent around the world to be energized to join us, motivated to stay, and empowered to thrive.
Candidates applying for this role must be aware that it is a Certified Role, subject to the FCA and PRA Certification Regime.

The Certification Regime is one element of the Individual Accountability Regime which came into effect on 7 March 2016.

Under the Certification Regime, Citi UK regulated entities (Citi entities) must ensure that employees working in certain roles categorised as specified significant harm functions (Certified Roles) are assessed as fit and proper to carry out their role.

Under the guidance provided by the FCA and PRA, firms should have regard to the following when assessing fitness and propriety:

* Honesty, integrity and reputation
* Financial soundness
* Competence and capability

In order to comply with the requirements of the Certification Regime, Citi entities must take reasonable care to ensure that an employee does not perform a Certified Role without first being certified as Fit and Proper. For this reason, you will be assessed for this role against the Fit and Proper requirements, as described above.

This assessment will be carried out through extensive interviews, self-disclosures, permitted criminal record checks, regulated reference checks, credit checks and other background screening checks.
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