FX Trader

Location London
Discipline: Hedge Funds & Proprietary Trading
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: James Findlay

Contact email: james.findlay@venturesearch.com
Job ref: 2458
Published: about 2 months ago
Senior FX Trader – Global Physical Commodities House (Metals) - London

A global physical commodities house is looking for a seasoned FX Trader to trade the prop capital of the firm and hedge their physical book. The successful incumbent will be responsible for trading and managing a portfolio of FX derivatives, generating alpha, and ensuring that risk is minimized. This role requires a deep understanding of FX markets, strong analytical skills, and the ability to make quick, informed decisions.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Trading and Portfolio Management: Execute and manage trades in FX derivatives, including but not limited to options, forwards, and swaps.
  • Alpha Generation: Develop and implement trading strategies aimed at generating alpha and enhancing portfolio performance.
  • Risk Management: Monitor and manage risk exposure to ensure compliance with the company’s risk management policies and procedures.
  • Market Analysis: Conduct thorough market analysis and research to identify trading opportunities and trends.
  • Performance Monitoring: Track and report on trading performance, providing insights and recommendations for improvement.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other traders, analysts, and risk management teams to optimize trading strategies and outcomes.
  • Compliance: Ensure all trading activities comply with relevant regulations and internal policies.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, or a related field. Advanced degree or relevant certifications (e.g., CFA, FRM) are a plus.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in FX trading, with a proven track record of generating alpha and managing risk.