Trainee Dealer

Close Brothers Asset Management

The Requirement

 Multiple opportunities have been created for trustworthy and committed candidates who carry a passion for financial markets, looking to start their career at an established and well-respected market maker Winterflood Securities Limited (“the Company”). The successful candidate will be a highly dependable individual with a good understanding of the dynamics affecting the financial market and their potential impact on fiscal products.

During this Market Making “apprenticeship” you will gain exposure to a variety of different products and market segments during your training under the supervision of experienced Market Makers, thus you will gain an excellent insight into reading and responding to the Market. Therefore, as well as having a sound understanding of the markets, the successful candidate will have a strong numerical ability combined with excellent inter-personal skills; to help assess [stock] positions and manage key relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and clients whilst working in a fast-moving yet supportive environment.

Above all, you will need to be sincere and trustworthy, with a sound understanding, respect and commitment to our obligation to maintain the stability and fairness of Financial Markets, and the remit of compliance and governance parameters outlined both by the Company and our Regulators. Winterflood warmly welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, as we remain committed to addressing under representation in the industry as part of our board-level Diversity and Inclusion strategy.

Winterflood Securities Ltd

The Company is a market-leading liquidity provider and specialist market maker. The company’s strength is provided by our people and their flare for innovation. Winterflood combines expertise in trading with sophisticated proprietary technology to create a range of highly flexible execution services for our diverse client base. The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Close Brothers Group plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The Role

 Reporting to the Head of Desk as a Trainee Market Maker, the successful candidate will be required to;

• Provide general day to day support for the market makers/sales traders of their designated desk and the wider trading floor;

• Learn about financial markets, products and services through a variety of methods inclusive of but not limited to:

o The completion of relevant related qualifications;

o The work shadowing of and mentoring by established market makers on the trading floor;

o Liaising with clients, and relaying two way prices under direct supervision with instruction from persons approved to undertake such activity;

o Completion of mandatory cyclical compliance training;

o Gaining an understanding of the organization as a whole through placement in operational functions on induction; and

o The reading of relevant materials from reliable sources

• Continue to be committed to their career development to achieve an overall aspiration to become either an approved Sales Trader or Market Maker within the Company

• Retain compliance with legal requirements, industrial regulations, organizational policies and professional codes

Essential Criteria :

  • Excellent academic record; educated to Bachelors Degree or A-Level
  • An adherer or strong principles and values
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • An entrepreneurial and commercial mindset
  • A good understanding of Financial Markets and a keen interest in developing and deepening knowledge through further research
  • A high degree of adaptability and resilience, befitting of a fast-paced environment
  • Goal orientated individual who is both committed and collaborative
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to digest and summaries multiple sources of information
  • Strong mental arithmetic skills
  • Strong client/customer service ethic
  • Apprenticeship Location