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Junior PM/Trader

Coolabah Capital Investments
London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Full Time
About the job

Fast moving, dynamic role with a top fund manager

Exposure to the investment process

Exceptional career prospects

2-5 years' experience

About the business

Coolabah Capital Investments is a global fixed-income investor managing over USD $6 billion for institutional and retail clients. The Firm focuses on generating alpha from long and short security-specific positions through highly quantitative proprietary models. The team includes a 13 person portfolio management team, 6 research analysts, 4 data scientists and a total of 38 talented, full-time staff located in our offices in London, Sydney and Melbourne.

About the role

The role is for a trader position within the portfolio management team, based in London. The successful individual will report locally to the European Head of Trading and to the Chief Investment Officer based in Sydney. The role is a permanent, full time position, and the successful candidate will be expected to be in the office 5 days a week.

Key responsibilities include:

• Trading, primarily during European market opening hours with the occasional coverage of US market hours;

• Idea generation in relation to actionable alpha across the entire fixed-income asset-class;

• Deep quantitative analysis of investment opportunities;

• Portfolio construction using quantitative tools;

• Trade implementation and execution across OTC cash, derivatives and listed domains;

• Portfolio reporting and risk management;

• Contributions to further supporting the entire investment team.

Skills and experience

We are considering highly motivated and talented candidates with approximately 2-5 years' experience in the interest rate, credit or related markets.

The ideal candidate is looking to make a long-term commitment to their next position and possesses the following attributes:

• Exceptional talent;

• Experience trading credit and/or interest rates markets;

• Track-record of superior performance and decision making under duress;

• Highly quantitative skills and modelling capabilities;

• Coding experience ideally in Python or R;

• Exceptional attention to detail;

• Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team;

• High-intensity work ethic and willingness to work outside normal hours;

• Track-record of high academic achievement;

• High levels of honesty/reliability/dependability; and

• Right to work in the UK (Graduate working visas not accepted)

Benefits and perks

It is expected that a market-competitive contract will be agreed with the opportunity to participate in the bonus pool, including equity participation over time.

The work will be demanding but also highly rewarding with the right candidate able to assume significant responsibilities and contribute directly to portfolio performance.

No recruiters please.

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