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Fixed Income Financing Trader
New York, NY
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MIO’s Investment team is seeking a Fixed Income Financing Trader to report directly to a Portfolio Manager and liaise with quantitative researchers. Adhering to MIO best practices, the Fixed Income Financing Trader will further their expertise across various fixed income assets and be primarily responsible for ensuring optimal execution of bond, swap, futures, and repo trades. The successful candidate will be energetic, detail-oriented, and proactive in trading and research tasks (optimization, data monitoring, automation). This individual will be expected to work on-site at our New York office 2-3 days/week. COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for this position (subject to accommodation for health and religious reasons).

Primary responsibilities

  • Trade fixed income strategies as efficiently as possible to ensure optimal execution, with a particular focus on bond, swap, futures, and repo markets
  • Work closely with portfolio managers and quantitative researchers to propose optimizations that would make strategies more efficient, and provide market insights that may improve strategies
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with trading counterparties to improve execution terms and gather market insights
  • Identify ways to continuously improve (automation, simplification) trading and portfolio management systems and associated processes and drive implementation of improvements when appropriate
  • Manage both trading-related and research process projects and tasks; analyze, propose, and implement improvements; these may include:
    • Optimizing the process of sourcing and maintaining new and existing data
    • Continuously monitoring critical data to identify and address potential issues
    • Streamlining and automating existing reports and trading processes
  • To the extent possible and necessary, support other investment team efforts including
    • Researching new trading strategies
    • Trade execution in other markets
    • Cross-functional projects/efforts

Desired Background

  • 2-5 years trading fixed income markets (e.g., US Treasuries, Gilts, Bunds, repos, swaps, futures)
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with strong academic performance
  • Deep understanding of fixed income instruments (e.g., bonds, swaps, futures, repos), market dynamics (dealer positioning, seasonality), and trading
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills to build and maintain internal/external relationships and negotiate favorable trade terms for MIO
  • Strong attention to detail, operational accuracy, and a dedication to producing error-free work
  • Strong quantitative skills, ability to perform complex data analytics
  • Proficiency in Excel modeling; some Python experience a plus
  • Ability to learn and navigate new technologies quickly (e.g., Bloomberg, trading and portfolio management systems)
  • Ability to assess, prioritize, and execute multiple tasks under pressure
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in simple terms and liaise between various groups
  • Values-driven, high sense of personal accountability

Certain US states require MIO Partners, Inc. to include a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role. A reasonable estimate of the range for new joiners for this role in the United States is $150,000-$175,000. Actual salaries may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to an individual’s assigned office location, experience, and expertise.

MIO is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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