Fixed Income Trader, Structured Products

Wellington Management Company, LLP
Boston, MA, USA
18 May 2018
23 May 2018
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 50 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.


We are seeking to hire a Fixed Income Trader to execute orders from portfolio managers and analysts across our structured products book of business including CMBS, CMBX, ABS, RMBS, and CLOs. Located in Boston, this position requires a high level of direct interaction and collaboration with portfolio managers, research analysts and brokers to formulate trading strategies, communicate market information and developments, and facilitate trades.

Wellington Management's trading philosophy and practices are based on the principles of seeking best execution, contributing to portfolio alpha, and managing regulatory, operational, liquidity and investment risks. We seek to execute orders in a manner consistent with these principles and in accordance with our written policies, which emphasize the fair dissemination, aggregation and allocation of investment opportunities across our investment platform and ultimately our clients. 

Wellington Management's Trading Department employs over 55 traders globally, including over 30 Fixed Income traders, and operates in specialized teams according to sectors and products. Our investment and trading activities are conducted on an industry-leading internally developed software platform, which we believe creates a meaningful competitive advantage. We are also supported by an in-house team of managers and quantitative and business analysts, who oversee the "business" of the department and provide in-depth, action-oriented insights into our trading capabilities and activities.

  • Executing orders in a manner consistent with our best execution and risk management practices, as well as our policies and procedures;

  • Developing and enhancing over time an in-depth understanding of the investment philosophies and strategies of the portfolio managers, strategists, and analysts we serve;

  • Gathering, analyzing, and disseminating market and security information that identifies or creates actionable investment opportunities;

  • Soliciting potential trade interest from portfolio managers and locating external supply/identifying internal demand for liquidity opportunities in the market;

  • Remaining informed of new product developments;

  • Fostering new trading relationships and leveraging existing relationships; and

  • Monitoring and improving efforts to enhance efficiency while mitigating risk.

A successful candidate should have the following qualifications:
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience trading structured products. Experience trading a wide array of instruments beyond structured products would be additive;
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced, dynamic environment;
  • Strong organizational and communication skills;
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail; a precision and risk management mindset that results in accurate and compliant work and manifests itself in double-checking work, stopping to question anything unusual, and frequent reconciliation of work throughout the day;
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to apply those skills in a highly practical fashion;
  • An attitude and practice of proactive idea generation and continuous review and improvement of our processes;
  • Impeccable integrity, fiduciary mindset, and ability to consistently place the interests of our clients as the number one priority;
  • A pro-technology mindset and the ability to leverage technology to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Programming skills, while not required, would be additive;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience in a collaborative, team-based, results-oriented environment; and
  • Strong academic credentials; a Bachelor's degree is required and MBA/CFA (or progress toward) would be additive.

Fixed Income Trader, Structured Products


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As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management considers all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at .