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Job title:                Graduate Trader

Reports to:           Senior Trader

Contract:               Permanent

‘Rothesay’ is a UK insurance company purpose built to protect pensions. We are the largest specialist pension insurer in the UK, managing over £60bn of assets and securing pensions for over 800,000 people. We secure pensions for over 170 pension schemes and insurers including British Airways, Post Office, ASDA, National Grid and Aegon.

At Rothesay, we are striving to transform our industry. We believe deeply in creating real security for the future and our leadership in finding new and better ways to do that is the key to our success. To do that, we need the very brightest original thinkers to bring creativity as well as rigour. Rothesay is a rewarding place to work, where quality people can thrive and prosper. We pride ourselves on the connections our people build, many of whom have been with us for over ten years.

The trading team work closely with our structuring, capital, risk and quant teams, analysing asset opportunities, pension fund buyout trades, and managing the company-wide market risks. In general, we are looking for smart, quantitative, commercial, problem-solving-oriented, “get-things-done” candidates with an excellent academic record and a genuine interest in fixed income markets.

Job Responsibilities:

You will be exposed to trading in derivatives across interest, inflation and cross-currency markets, as well as managing the asset book, with the view of gravitating towards work you are most interested in and perform at the highest level. The training you will undertake is high in intensity and will require you to undertake challenging project and day-to-day work that will extend your skills, and give you direct access to the high calibre multi-disciplined Rothesay trading team.

Skills and Experience

  • We recruit from all academic disciplines; although a high degree of numeracy is essential.
  • Impeccable academic credentials.
  • You will need to demonstrate a clear interest in a career in Financial Services and in particular, in trading or structured finance.
  • Fluency in English is a prerequisite.

Competencies

  • Dedication to role – Motivated to provide an effective support service across all facets of role
  • Team Player – Demonstrates evidence of being a strong team player, collaborates well with others and encourages other admin team members
  • Communication – Ability to communicate what is relevant and important in a clear, constructive and concise manner
  • Organised – Ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload in a fast paced environment. Ability to work autonomously with limited supervision
  • Creative and innovative – Looks for ways to improve current processes and help develop creative solutions that have practical value for the admin team
  • Judgement and Problem Solving – Proactive, sees the big picture and willing to be flexible to solve issues as they arise

Disclaimer This position description is intended to describe the duties most frequently performed by an individual in this position. It is not intended to be a complete list of assigned duties, but to describe a position level.  The role shall be performed within a professional office environment. Rothesay has health and safety polices that are available for all workers upon request.  There are no specific health risks associated with the role.

Inclusion

Rothesay actively promotes diversity and inclusivity. We know that our success depends on our people and that by nurturing a culture that values difference, we create a stronger, more dynamic business. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

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About Rothesay

Rothesay is a UK insurance company purpose built to protect pensions. We are the largest specialist pension insurer in the UK, managing over £50bn of assets and securing pensions for over 800,000 people. We secure pensions for over 170 pension schemes and insurers including British Airways, Post Office, ASDA, National Grid and Aegon.

At Rothesay, we are striving to transform our industry. We believe deeply in creating real security for the future and our leadership in finding new and better ways to do that is the key to our success. To do that, we need the very brightest original thinkers to bring creativity as well as rigour. Rothesay is a rewarding place to work, where quality people can thrive and prosper. We pride ourselves on the connections our people build, many of whom have been with us for over ten years.