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Trader Trainee
Summary
Title:Trader Trainee
ID:607
Department:Trading
Location:Chicago
Description

Trader Trainee at Belvedere Trading

Belvedere Trading is looking for competitive and highly motivated individuals who are interested in gaining exposure to the financial markets through a hands-on training and rotational program as a Trader Trainee. Our unique program enables Trader Trainee to identify and capitalize on derivative arbitrage opportunities by utilizing Belvedere’s proprietary trading and risk management strategies through leveraging our cutting edge, low latency trading technology. Successful candidates will possess strong quantitative and communication skills and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.


What our Trader Trainees do

Our Trader Trainees are assigned to specific product desks where they work alongside experienced traders and managing partners. The goal of our Trader Trainee program is to immerse new hires in an environment that is conducive to the development of critical communication and decision-making skills necessary to grow into a successful trader role at Belvedere Trading.


More specifically, our Trader Trainees

  • Engage in continuous, hands-on training that includes education on option valuation, game theory, hedging, portfolio analysis, and simulated trading games

  • Assist with order execution, position management, desk strategy meetings, trade checking and trade reconciliations

  • Rotate between product groups to gain a broad perspective of the marketplace – always learning something new!

  • Communicate with technology team members to enhance trading software

 

Key qualities in great candidates

  • Effective communication skills and a team-oriented attitude

  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated participation in strategic competitive activities

  • Knowledge of the financial markets and trading industry is a plus!

  • Graduation date of December 2018 or May/June 2019 (start date of summer 2019)

  • Regular on-site attendance is an essential function of this position

 

Who we are

Belvedere Trading is its core values:

  • We strive for excellence as a team and individually (Team Belvedere) and expect merit based responsibilities and compensation (Me in Team)

  • We value innovation delivered incrementally (Iterative Innovation) and expect all to act like owners (Own it)

  • We communicate passionately and with compassion to reach the best solutions (Passionate Discourse)

These values help guide us as a firm and as individuals. We are excited to bring those who have similar beliefs to join our family.

 

What we offer

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Places to Work for Recent Gradsby Simplicity, Belvedere Trading places a great emphasis on an employee’s overall well-being. We offer a casual work environment that promotes innovation and creativity. Our employees’ health is important, so we provide full benefits and a robust wellness program including: in-office yoga, health seminars, and discounted gym memberships. Belvedere also recognizes the positive effects of a strong work-life balance by having an unlimited, paid time off policy. Most importantly, Team Belvedere likes to have fun, both inside and outside the office walls!

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

  • All candidates must have GPA listed on their resumes

  • It is recommended that candidates apply to only one of our 2019 Full-Time Roles: Trader Trainee, Hybrid Trader Trainee, Software Engineer, or Product Analyst. 

  • Please apply for the role that most interests you and best fits your skill-set. If we believe you are better suited for a different role at Belvedere Trading, we will let you know during the interview process.

 

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