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The ISG Fixed Income Sales Trading team provides individual bond solutions to HNW clients and family offices globally. The team helps advisors and their clients with all aspects of their fixed income allocations. This includes daily advice and guidance, market color, portfolio review and trade execution and is done primarily thru the firm’s electronic systems. The Fixed Income Platform Specialist will play a key role supporting all aspects of the platform, including monitoring and catalyzing development of the technology systems, analyzing the trading flow from a client segment and channel perspective, optimizing our trading approaches (e.g. electronic vs. high touch) based on key factors (e.g. liquidity, trade size, etc), and developing ongoing strategy for the business to best serve advisors and clients.
Ensure high level of efficiency for fixed income platforms
Proactively identify and resolve platform deficiencies
Monitor in-flight projects and gather current/long-term business needs
Increase platform efficiency through innovation
Partner with Fixed Income trading team to understand pain points and opportunities to provide gains in functionality and scale
Lead technology development, in partnership with Technology team, to effect platform improvements
Partner closely with key stakeholders, such as governance, legal, risk, and compliance to ensure new technology builds satisfy all requirements
Maintain key trading data around all platforms across all client segments
Ensure platform development is in line with Capital Markets strategy, including scalability and resiliency of core trading systems
Identify opportunities to leverage platform technology in the ultra-high net worth space, including tools that can demonstrate the value of Fixed Income capabilities in client portfolios
3 plus years of experience optimizing a trading platform, including managing communications.
Knowledge of Bond and Fixed Income Market
Strong drive to learn, improve and create value
Skilled in project and process management, with the ability to lead lengthy projects across large working groups
High level thinker who can manage complex topics and distill down to first principles
Strong data analytics experience required and data science expertise preferred
Ability to rapidly learn new subjects / concepts
Excellent verbal and written communication
Ability to craft presentations for a range of audience types, including senior leadership
Keen awareness of risk and compliance issues
Strong resourcefulness and the ability to adapt to a range of new situations
General understanding of fixed income markets and OTC execution framework
Advanced technology skills - database
Multi-tasking and ability to work under pressure
Experience with MS Office, Excel and Bloomberg
MBA or other advanced degree
Basic understanding of FINRA/MSRB regulations
1st shift (United States of America)
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