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Associate Trader/Trader

About Russell Investments

Russell Investments is a leading global investment firm providing tailored solutions and services to institutions and individuals through financial intermediaries. Russell Investments is dedicated to improving people’s financial security, leveraging an 83-year client-centric heritage rooted in investment innovation. The firm is the fourth largest adviser in the world with US$307.4 billion in assets under management (as of 12/31/2019) and US$2.4 trillion in assets under advisement (as of 6/30/2019) for clients in 32 countries.

We are looking to add an Associate Trader/Trader to our growing Currency Trading team. This position will be an integral team member of an established group that offers a variety of currency overlay and currency trading services to plan sponsors, investment managers and Russell’s funds. This individual will be directly involved in establishing, directing and implementing currency trading strategies. Responsibilities will include trading, transaction cost analysis, new client development and set-up, client service and systems development.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Trading: Execute/negotiate foreign exchange transactions (spots, forwards, options).
  • New client set-up: Work closely with internal resources (including operations, legal/compliance and portfolio managers) to establish new accounts.
  • Client service: Serve as primary contact for a subset of clients. Monitor and evaluate trading results. Report results to clients, answer client questions, and assist in the identification of additional business opportunities.
  • Systems Development: Work with internal and external developers to design, develop and test tools to automate manual functions and improve risk controls.
  • Transaction Cost Analysis:  Work closely with other team members on FX TCA projects.

The successful candidate will have extensive demonstrable skills and experiences including the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or Mathematics.  MBA/CFA or progress toward desired.
  • 2-5 years of relevant foreign exchange experience.
  • Knowledge of electronic execution platforms and trading systems
  • Knowledge of trading costs and settlement practices.
  • Creative problem solving skills.
  • Technology skills, including strong proficiency with excel and comfort with database applications.
  • Proven client service abilities.
  • Analytical, detail-oriented and very precise with numbers with a strong attention to detail.
  • Composure to perform well under pressure and make rapid decisions.
  • Flexible and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, unstructured environment.