Emerging Market junior fixed income trader

London (Greater)
22 Nov 2021
22 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Do you want to be part of a talented global team? Are you instinctively entrepreneurial and ambitious in nature? If you're determined to succeed, we can help you reach your potential.

Macquarie Asset Management has a requirement based in our London office for an Emerging Market junior fixed income trader with 1-3years work experience to join the firm’s Global Emerging Market Debt team. Reporting to the Head of Emerging Market Debt, you will primarily support the team’s trading activity in hard, local currency and FX instruments. You will work closely with the firm’s Hard Currency and Local Currency Portfolio Managers and with the team’s senior trader.


Your responsibilities will require you to:

- act as a backup for the team’s senior EMD trader

- execute secondary and primary bond trades and FX transactions in the EEMEA time zone (hard currency, local currency sovereign, corporates and supranational bank bonds)

- assist in portfolio construction for the firm’s European focused ESG bond strategies 

- build and maintain contacts with the sell side

- monitor financial markets and newsflow


Additionally you will need to collaborate with other investment teams at Macquarie and articulate your views clearly to a broader investment audience. It is important that you are aligned with the overall culture of Macquarie. Given the global nature of the team and organisation, you will need to have a strong work ethic and be a self-starter.


To be successful you will likely have gained first experience of trading EM hard and local currency bond markets, have 1-3 years of trading experience ideally from the EMEA region, Basic knowledge of Blackrock Aladdin system and familiarity with standard financial market platforms such as Bloomberg, Reuters etc.


In conjunction you will likely have a Bachelor’s degree and a wish to progress toward the CFA charter, excellent communication skills, collaborative and team orientated whilst being Entrepreneurial and a self-starter


About Macquarie Asset Management

Macquarie Asset Management is a large scale, global asset manager, providing clients with access to a diverse range of capabilities and products across infrastructure, real estate, natural resources, private credit, fixed income, equities, multi-asset and liquid alternatives. As at 31 March 2021, Macquarie Asset Management had $A562.2 billion of assets under management.


Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and an inclusive workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you're inspired to deliver on our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’, we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter.

As an inclusive employer, Macquarie does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race (including colour and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief.

Joining Macquarie means you’ll be able to work in a way that suits you best. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways. Talk to us about what working arrangements would help you thrive.

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