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Trading Assistant

Caxton Associates Singapore
Posted 5 days ago Hybrid Job Permanent Competitive

About Caxton Associates:

Caxton Associates, founded in 1983, is a global trading and investment firm with offices in London, New York, Monaco, Singapore and Dubai. Caxton Associates’ primary business is to manage client and proprietary capital through global macro hedge fund strategies.  Assets are managed via a broad mandate to trade in a variety of global markets and instruments.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the accurate booking of trades in our internal risk system.
  • Ensure FIX Orders trade blotter is clean and that all execution trades are booked.
  • Process internal trade moves and book transfers for the Portfolio Managers.
  • Collaborate with Middle Office team to ensure smooth settlement of all trades.
  • Manage all OTC Option expiries.
  • Work with wider teams in the firm to conduct testing in preparation for upgrades to the internal risk system.


Trade Life Cycle

  • Book trades, ensure timeliness and accuracy. Monitor and allocate trades in FIX blotter
  • Confirm PV and fees for swap collapses via third party pricer.
  • Double check any exotics booked across firm ensuring all terms and features are reflected correctly.
  • Primary point of contact to deal with operational queries when they need input from trading
  • Trade moves, ad-hoc tasks and reports.
     

Portfolio Management

  • Run flash P&L rec to catch any mis-bookings.
  • FX rolls, daily residuals, late prior day trades. Liaise with Operations and keep desk informed
  • Repos: be on top of financing requirements T0. Communicate to desk, act as go between for MO and trading
  • Futures expiries cash v physical, point person between desk and middle office to ensure all such events are managed and desk is aware
  • OTC expiries
  • Screen for boxed positions between custodian, cash v CFD. Reconcile breaks arising from operations reconciliations.


Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, business administration, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years trade assustant / operations / middle office within investment banking or investment management.
  • Strong understanding of financial markets and various financial products, with cross-asset class experience preferred (FI, FX, Credit, Rates, Equities).
  • Excellent knowledge of operational risk and experience in risk mitigation, technology, process, and controls.
  • Proficiency in VBA, SQL, or other programming languages is a plus.
  • Highly proficient in Excel with strong numerical skills.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work accurately under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Displays and operates at the highest degree of ethics and integrity
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