About this role
The Equity Trading team is part BlackRock's Trading, Liquidity and Lending Group and is responsible for executing equity and equity derivative orders in APAC.
This includes substantial volumes of cash equities, CFDs, and listed and OTC derivatives. The desk supports a variety of internal investment teams, including Fundamental, Scientific, Global Macro and market neutral hedge funds, long only funds, ETFs, Index funds and Transition Management.
The role is based in Hong Kong and will be primarily focused on execution across all Asian underlying equity products for global investment teams and analysis on trade performance and implementation strategies.
Traders are expected to be a regular and effective contributor to the firm’s broader investment discussions.
Provide best execution’ across a range of equity instruments for all of Active and Index business in BlackRock. Manage orders and trade flow in a logical, risk-controlled manner with a high sensitivity to fiduciary responsibilities
Executing multi-product equity assets using a combination of high-touch and low-touch methods
Improving and enhancing execution processes while reducing market risk
Trading analysis for APAC equity trading team. Disseminating market dynamics to improve the implementation strategy and cost for multi-strategy investment teams by partnering with trading research in other regions
Ad hoc client engagement such as trading demo and presentation as required by investment team and client businesses
Pro-actively contribute to the investment process to both reduce transaction costs and identify alpha opportunities. Gather and disseminate market, sector and product information to provide actionable investment ideas and implementation strategies.
Deal with day-to-day administrative issues in support of trading activities and liaison with trading operations
Work with internal IT and analytics groups to develop systems, analytics and coordinate trading activity
Meet with both local and regional regulatory requirements by partnering with Legal and Compliance teams
Ad hoc project work
At least 5 years of relevant trading experience, specific to Asia is a plus
Degree in relevant subject with quantitative content or some experience of conducting empirical research using quantitative methods
Coding skills, preferably in Python or R
Some understanding of statistical analysis and modelling but must possess a passion for how these techniques may be applied to improve trading implementation.
Passion for understanding and growing existing working knowledge of global equity markets
Strong work ethic and attention to detail with a risk management mindset for a fast-paced high-volume trading desk that results in identifying red flags in unusual activity
Strong interpersonal skills with experience working in a large team with hard deliverables. Need strong work ethic with high level of self-motivation
CFA qualification / part qualification would be an advantage
BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals.
As of December 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $7.43 trillion in assets on behalfof investors worldwide.