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Selby Jennings: A Specialist Sales and Trading recruiter in Singapore

Selby Jennings is a leading specialist talent partner for Financial Sciences & Services. Our global Sales and Trading team provides permanent, contract, and multi-hire recruitment solutions from our office in Singapore.

For nearly 20 years, clients and candidates have had peace of mind that their specialist Sales and Trading hiring process are in safe hands. With employment of securities, commodities, and financial service sales agents set to increase in Singapore over the next ten years, competition and talent investment is expected to challenge businesses.

From streamlining processes and upskilling workforces to staying cutting-edge by employing flexible work models, we advise enterprise leaders on when to strike. We also provide expert insight to Sales and Trading professional's salaries and assist them through their career moves.

Whether you’re interested in securing the very best Sales and Trading talent or you’re a Sales and Trading professional looking for a new Job in Singapore within this industry, the Selby Jennings’ Sales and Trading team connect exceptional talent to industry-leading clients.

Benefits of working with Selby Jennings

We are a specialist talent/recruitment partner. Among the many benefits of working with Selby Jennings Sales and Trading team located in Singapore:

Experience

We have nearly 20 years of experience as a leading recruiter in financial sciences & services.

​Network

A vast, global network of the best, in-demand professionals, working with the world’s largest financial institutions to innovative fintech start-ups and beyond.​

​Knowledge

Our award-winning talent specialists offer bespoke, tailored guidance on the latest hiring trends and industry news to help you achieve your goals.

At Selby Jennings, we believe in fostering long-term partnerships based on trust, integrity, and mutual success. We strive to provide personalized solutions tailored to your specific requirements, offering flexible options to accommodate your Sales and Trading hiring preferences. Whether you need to fill critical positions quickly or are seeking strategic talent acquisition solutions, we have the resources and expertise to deliver results. Submit your vacancy to us today.

Take the first step towards overcoming your talent shortage today by completing the form. Our team looks forward to speaking with you to explore how we can partner with your organization to meet your Sales and Trading recruitment needs in Singapore efficiently and effectively.

Sales and Trading Jobs

Institutional Equity Sales

Experience: 2 - 7 years' previous full-time working experience Start Date: ASAP Location: Paris, France Language requirements: Fluent French & English Our client is a leading independent, full-service growth investment bank for the European healthcare, technology, energy-transition, and consumer sectors. Clients benefit from our relentless commitment to their long-term success, unparalleled insights into these strategically important sectors and strong relationships with investors - from private equity and venture capital to institutional investors across the US, Europe, and Asia. With a team of more than 20 experts providing thought-leading research on more than 200 listed companies. BG IRIS works closely with the sales and trading team who are in charge of selling IRIS' research and executing investors' orders. Our clients sales professionals are based in Paris, London, and New York and the team service institutional clients across Europe, with an emphasis on France, UK, Benelux, Switzerland, and the US. They provide coverage to worldwide institutions from pension, mutual, hedge and private equity funds. Working closely with the IRIS analysts, they are able to bring insight, actionable ideas, and relevant market opportunities to clients. Our client is seeking a dynamic Sales professional who works well within a team, is entrepreneurial, and successful in maintaining - as well as building new - client relationships. Industries of focus in this role will be our key growth sectors; Technology (including Energy Transition & Cleantech), Healthcare (Biotech & Medtech) and Circular Economy. This role will involve the distribution of a broad range of products in both the private and public space i.e. ECM transactions (IPOs, Capital Raisings), Private Placements (Primary & Secondary), Private Debt & Hybrids (Convertibles), etc. The ideal candidate will have: Between 2 - 7 years' experience in sales / distribution role Demonstrated track record Existing network/client base of non-conventional investors i.e. single and multi-family offices, particularly in Continental Europe. Multi-strategy hedge funds would be a plus Willingness to work in an entrepreneurial environment with a proactive approach to opening client relationships Fluent French and English speaker.

Negotiable
Paris
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French Equity Derivative Institutional Sales

**French Equity Derivative Institutional Sales - Paris, France** Are you a seasoned professional in the realm of equity derivatives? Do your talents lie within institutional sales and crafting quantitative investment strategies that drive success? If so, we have an opportunity that may be just right for you. We are seeking a dedicated individual with expertise in French Equity Derivative Institutional Sales to join our team on a permanent basis located in the beautiful city of Paris. This role will challenge and reward you as it involves: - Developing robust relationships with institutional clients - Utilizing extensive knowledge about structured products to propose tailored solutions - Applying comprehensive understanding of Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) Ideal candidates should possess: *Skills & Experience:* - Proven experience ranging from 5 - 10 years within sales or related positions focusing on equity derivatives. *Selling Solutions:* The ability to understand client needs deeply enough to develop custom solutions around structured products which cater specifically towards their unique challenges. *Equity Derivatives Knowledge:* A strong grasp over various derivative instruments is crucial because they form the core product offering involved in this role. *Institutional Client Management:* Prior interaction with large-scale institutions would serve well since these entities make up significant part of clientele one must manage effectively here. Experience championing QIS offers considerable advantage due its relevance when proposing innovative financial strategies aimed at delivering competitive edge across markets today's dynamic market environment requires familiarity such forefront methodologies remain ahead curve continually evolving landscape industry faces each day passes by.. We invite those who meet above criteria passionate joining vibrant community professionals committed excellence growth both personal professional levels consider applying now embark upon new journey full possibilities await!

Negotiable
Paris
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Equity Derivative Sales - Director - Distribution Cverage

**Director of Equity Derivative Sales - German Distribution** Are you ready to take your expertise in equity derivatives sales to new heights within a dynamic and ever-evolving financial sector? We are seeking an accomplished professional for the role of Director, specializing in Equity Derivative Sales with a focus on the German market. This permanent position located at our prestigious Frankfurt office offers an unparalleled opportunity for career growth and personal development. In this high-caliber role, you will be entrusted with: - Spearheading distribution coverage tailored specifically towards Germany / Austrian market landscape. - Pioneering innovative solutions that resonate well within the realm of equity derivatives while meeting clients' complex needs. - Navigating through intricate product offerings as part of providing top-tier service excellence. We value candidates who possess: Sales Acumen: A proven track record in forging strong relationships and closing deals effectively. You'll need finesse when handling various stages from initial contact right up until deal closure - all while ensuring client satisfaction remains paramount throughout each transaction process undertaken by yourself or team members under your leadership guidance Equity Derivatives Knowledge: An extensive understanding about how these instruments work is essential; it's what sets apart those best suited toward excelling here! Solution-Oriented Approach: The ability doesn't just identify problems but also devise practical resolutions quickly so transactions can progress smoothly without undue delay due diligence periods etc If building influential networks among key industry players sounds like something which aligns perfectly alongside both skillset & ambitions then look no further than applying today! Join us embark upon fulfilling journey where every day brings exciting challenges coupled opportunities grow professionally beyond imaginations' wildest expectations!

Negotiable
Frankfurt am Main
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High YIeld Credit Trader - VP/Director

We are seeking a seasoned High Yield Credit Trader to join a leading European Bank in their London team. A high-performing team, they are looking for someone who can bring an excellent work ethic & high yield expertise to the desk. Candidates must bring at least 5 years of experience trading Euro High Yield. Key Responsibilities: Analyse credit risk and market trends to make informed trading decisions. Trade high yield debt instruments effectively within established guidelines. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including analysts and other traders, to optimise strategies. Please apply now to learn more about this unique opportunity.

bonus, benefits
London
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Quantitative Research (Global Equities)

We are working with a hedge fund in New York assisting with the build-out of a Mid-Frequency (intraday to weekly) global equities desk with a strong focus on statistical arbitrage. The firm is looking for highly motivated individuals that have hands-on global equity alpha research experience. Responsibilities: Alpha generation for Global Equities and Stat-Arb based signals Researching, developing, and participating in full life cycle trading process including alpha modeling Research, Back-test, and implement trading models / signals Hands on with Python or similar for Modeling Requirements 3-5 years experience on a mid-frequency systematic or quantitative trading desk 3-5 years conducting alpha research for global equities or stat-arb based strategies Masters or PhD in a quantitative field such as Physics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science (PhD preferred but not required) Technical experience with Python for ML, Deep Learning, modeling, or similar

US$175000 - US$300000 per year + + Bonus and Benefits
New York
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Head of Quantitative Research

A Crypto Asset Manager is looking to onboard an experienced Head of Quantitative Research to oversee their alpha generation efforts across Crypto trading. Trading time horizons vary across their trading teams. Responsibilities: Oversight and management of quantitative crypto strategy research Assist in use of proper data pipeline to incorporate into research systems Alpha generation Oversee the Quantitative Research Team Requirements: 10+ years of experience developing alpha and researching quant trading strategies Prior Quantitative Trading experience working on Alpha Generation for intraday strategies Familiarity with Cryptocurrency Hands on programming experience with Python, C++ or similar language Perks: A collaborative yet entrepreneurial environment that encourages constant innovation and growth through the development of elite trading technologies PnL split (%) or bonus based on strategy performance (Target $800,000 to $1,500,000+ TC per year) Fully remote work option available Diversity & Inclusion: A company commitment to equal opportunity. We do not condone discrimination on the premise of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or expression.

US$200000 - US$500000 per year + on target 800k+
New York
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Equity Solutions Sales Trader

Responsible for executing cash equity trades in the HK/CHN and regional markets, as well as handling ETF PD execution and client management (working with ETF issuers and market makers). Solid experience in sales trading, ETF trading or sales, and institutional sales for market makers. Strong background in client relationship management, excellent interpersonal skills, and a sociable personality for effective client communication. Experience in ETF business and securities borrowing/lending (SBL) or swap business is also beneficial. Familiarity with Order Management System (OMS) platforms (e.g., Fidessa) is desirable. Holds SFC RA1 (Dealing in Securities) or RA2 (Dealing in Futures contracts) qualifications.

Negotiable
Hong Kong
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Quantitative Researcher

I am working with a tier 1 hedge fund in New York City assisting with the build-out of a systematic global macro desk. The main emphasis on the desk is mid frequency trading across futures and FX. Responsibilities: Working on ongoing alpha research projects in the futures and FX space Researching, developing, and participating in the full process of alpha modeling Be involved in data scouting, hypothesis generation, back-testing, and production modeling Will sit in the NYC office alongside 2-3 other researchers (Hybrid flexibility available) Requirements 3-5 years experience in the systematic trading space with a focus on mid frequency or intraday strategies Experience working with Bonds, FX, and Equity indexes (Spot/Futures) Masters or PhD in a quantitative field such as Physics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science Strong development experience in Python Highly motivated with experience in modeling large amounts of data

US$150000 - US$250000 per year + + Bonus and Benefits
New York
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VP - Credit Structurer - TRS/Repo/ABS Financing

I'm working with a leading investment bank looking for an experienced VP-level Credit Structurer. You'd be interacting alongside Sales and Trading desks for investment solutions and cover European Institutional clients. 6-8+ years' experience across Illiquid Financing - ABS Financing, TRS/Repo Financing required. Knowledge of CLNs and Repacks is also beneficial. Based in London, or looking to relocate. If you're interested and would like to know more, I look forward to receiving your application.

Negotiable
City of London
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Associate/VP/Director - Fixed Income Trader

I'm working on behalf of a client looking to add a Credit Trader to its team in Zurich. The successful candidate would be working alongside other Traders but focusing within EM/AT1/Subordinated Debt. Requirements: 3-5+ years' experience in Credit Trading at a bank - more senior candidates also welcome, position is flexible. Within Credit, EM/AT1/Subordinated Debt Trading experience is preferred but not required. Must be located in or willing to relocate to Zurich. If you'd like to find out more, I look forward to receiving your application.

Negotiable
Zurich
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Credit Sales

My client is one of the largest Asian international securities in Asia Pacific looking to add to their FICC Sales & Trading team in Hong Kong. Responsibilities: Proactively cover and engage with Chinese institutional accounts. Maintain strong existing client relationships with a deep understanding of their requirements. Demonstrate a results-driven approach, committed to achieving and exceeding sales targets. Exhibit a strong grasp of market dynamics and the ability to identify profitable trading opportunities. Serve as a primary sales coverage, while also providing proactive backup support to the team. Foster close working relationships with Traders and Analysts to strengthen the firm's credit franchise for clients. Regularly attend weekly/morning calls. Develop partnerships with internal stakeholders. Actively grow the client franchise across Global Markets. Requirements: Possess solid relevant experience with a proven track record in Credit Sales, focusing on Investment Grade, High Yield, and CDS. Strong education background attained from reputable institutions Proficiency in written and spoken Chinese and English

Negotiable
Hong Kong
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EM Sovs Credit Trader

My client is one of the largest Asian international securities firm within APAC currently looking to add to their flow trading team. Responsibilities: Independently manage the risk of the USD EM Asia Sovereign and Quasi-Sovereign bond portfolio during the Asian trading hours, and set risk parameters for the London night trader to cover European and US clients. Demonstrate strong understanding of the liquidity channels for USD EM Asia Sovereign and Quasi-Sovereign bond markets across different time zones. Proactively generate trade ideas and provide pricing guidance to drive market activity. Manage and hedge the risks on the assigned books, ensure accurate trade booking, and report daily profit and loss for each book. Provide backup support to other traders on the Credit Market-Making Desk and coordinate the handover to the London Desk. Collaborate closely with FICC Sales to respond to RFQs (requests for quotes) in a timely manner, adhering to regulatory requirements for market-making activities. Comply with relevant risk management, internal compliance policies, and regulatory conduct requirements in all market-making operations. Requirements: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or higher in finance or a related field. At least 5 years of credit trading experience, with at least 1 year specifically in USD EM Asian Sovereign bonds, ideally gained on an investment bank's flow credit trading desk. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Proficient in written and spoken English. Ability to converse in Chinese is advantageous.

Negotiable
Hong Kong
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Southeast Asia Salary Guide 2023

​Stay Ahead in Southeast AsiaDiscover the 2023 Salary Guide for Hiring and Job HuntingDetermine what you should be paying your employees, or how much you could be earning.Stay ahead of the competition with valuable insights into salary trends, bonus structures, and compensation benchmarks across various roles and sectors within the Southeast Asia region. Our comprehensive 2023 Salary Guide is specifically tailored to provide you with the information you need for successful hiring and job hunting in Southeast Asia.Whether you're a professional seeking to understand your remuneration better or an employer looking to attract and retain top talent, our salary guide is your essential resource. With in-depth analysis and up-to-date data, you can make informed decisions that maximize your financial success.Our latest salary guide covers the following sectors:​Investment BankingInvestment ManagementWealth ManagementQuantitative Analytics, Research & TradingRisk ManagementFinancial TechnologySales & Trading

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Hardware Acceleration in Trading: Introduction and Hiring Outlook

​​Hardware Acceleration in TradingFor some years, HFT (high-frequency trading) firms have invested in faster software and lower latency networks, but more recently their focus has turned to increasing network bandwidth and hardware processing speeds.Looking to increase revenue, traditional software is being replaced by hardware implementations of financial algorithms bringing the algorithms much closer to the source of the exchange data. As a result, financial markets are becoming increasingly competitive and latency-sensitive.Hardware Acceleration explainedHFT has equated to around 60% of equity trading volume in the US and UK markets, over the last five years. HFT trading has transformed the stock markets – and has been extremely controversial in the process. Using complex algorithms, this system of trading scans multiple markets for the smallest of opportunities and executes millions of orders at lightning speed. Traders might only make a small profit on each transaction, but by working fast and at high volume the returns can be considerable.Speed is of the essence for HFT firms: customers want trades executed in less than 100 nanoseconds and the US equity options market sees 25 million quotes and trades occur every second. This is why FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Array) technology – a reprogrammable device that allows algorithms to be compiled into hardware running at near processor speeds – has piqued the interest of the trading markets.These silicon chips combine the best parts of custom designed ASICs and processor-based systems and accelerate functions otherwise performed by software.FPGA: impact on the IndustryAs financial markets are pushed towards hyper-liquidity, trading strategies are being forced to evolve. Decision-making relies less on human intervention and more on algorithms fed by high-speed, automated digital data feeds.Using FPGA-based systems, trading firms are able to select the data they want to watch. These systems also help ensure trading strategies achieve the right balance of speed, low latency, precision execution, and cross-asset trading.Benefits of FPGAsFPGAs bring with them a number of benefits:They accelerate some processes by an order of a magnitude (or more)The latency of this hardware means an end to the ‘jitter’ experienced with software and brings an edge to companies that utilize the technologyThey can be reprogrammed spontaneously (either completely or partly), avoiding the need to bring down an entire system simply to change a programFPGA processing is more deterministic, thus reducing functional risk and simplifying testingRisks to the IndustryEven though the benefits of FPGAs to traders are clear, uptake has been relatively slow. Firms looking to invest need to consider key factors – from regulatory changes to the rising costs of these solutions. Usage is often limited to recognized network applications, pack inspection and digital feed handling.Once HFT firms have invested in an FPGA-based solution, the race is on to develop smarter, more efficient, and more profitable algorithms. But FPGA development is much more difficult than software and lead times to deployment can be lengthy. With ongoing support in short supply, firms risk losing that competitive edge.Programmable hardware requires a totally new approach and much more planning than software. CPU-familiar software engineers lack the required skills, so the challenge for recruiters is to find individuals with the right combination of financial and engineering skills. Because such talent is in short supply, candidates with the right skills can command high salaries and may not want to stick around once a project has gone live.The Client Perspective - The Hiring PictureOver recent years, not surprisingly the bulk of the hiring for hardware talent within the trading industry has been in Chicago. A couple of firms have been very aggressive with hiring and scaling (with teams of over 10+ engineers) whilst others have focused on building small, dedicated teams. Whilst a handful of firms are very much on the right track and led by engineers who truly understand the industry, there are still trading firms who are heading down the hardware route with little strategy behind it.Without a doubt, it is a candidate driven market and there are challenges faced by many firms in a bid to source and attract talent:Lack of industry knowledge. The majority of hardware engineers in the industry are on their first or second role within a trading firm. It is difficult to tear them away – they are compensated very well, their work is still greenfield and exciting - plus they typically have hefty non-competes (unless they are in California, of course)This means that firms often look for candidates outside the industry. This has its own challenges. The majority of this candidate pool is based in Silicon Valley – where their skills can be applicable to multiple different industries in the start up world – flying cars, autonomous driving etc. For many of these candidates, relocating to Chicago to work in a trading firm is simply not on their radar or something that they are interested in.Narrow Focus. Many hardware engineers in technology companies – and especially those employed by larger companies – have responsibilities narrowly focusing on hardware development where knowledge in one or more additional fields including software engineering, algorithms, network engineering, or finance is desirable for careers in trading.The interview process. Many trading firms are still refining their interview process for hardware engineers. We have seen some cases of over 100 candidates being interviewed for 1 hire.Recommendations to Source TalentTap into candidate pools in locations such as Seattle, Idaho, Toronto, Phoenix.Take time to ‘sell’ and explain the firm/industry early on in the interview process. Many candidates have little knowledge or awareness of what a trading firm does and need to be educated on all the benefits early on.Be flexible and understand that many of the candidates will come from consulting/contract backgrounds – something that is typically frowned upon by trading firms.Recognize that you need to be flexible and competitive when it comes to compensation.The Candidate Perspective – The Future is Bright!Whilst the above paints a somewhat difficult picture from the client perspective, in fact, the outlook is bright and it is a great time to be a hardware engineer! Whilst 10 years ago, traders were seen as the key to success within an HFT firm, hardware engineers are now demanding all the kudos. Compensation packages are great (upwards of $500,000 total compensation for a seasoned hardware engineer within the trading industry), projects are still in early stages and you are highly sought after by your competitors!------------About UsSelby Jennings is a leading specialist recruitment agency for banking and financial services. For more than 15 years, we have given clients and candidates peace of mind that the recruitment process is in expert hands. Our continual investment in best-in-class technologies and consultant training enables us to recruit with speed, precision and accuracy. Today, Selby Jennings provides contingency and retained search recruitment across 11 offices in 6 countries. Contact us to find out how Selby Jennings can help you.

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