Investment Grade Bond Trader

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Boston, MA, USA
30 Jun 2018
06 Jul 2018
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description:

Columbia Threadneedle, the Global asset management subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, is seeking an Investment Grade Corporate Bond Trader to join the firm in its Boston, MA or Minneapolis, MN office.

* Under appropriate direction, responsible for executing purchases and sales as authorized by Portfolio Managers, senior traders and/or the Head of Trading.
* Assist Portfolio Managers in the daily surveillance of fixed income accounts, appropriately communicating key activity relative to account guidelines and parameters.
* Provide market-related insight that helps Portfolio Managers identify relative value opportunities for the accounts.
* Act as a trading point person for a team of Portfolio Managers overseeing Institutional and Retail investment grade credit based portfolios. Point of contact with Street counterparties - aggregating axes, collecting and disseminating market color, and executing trades.
* Will be expected to know various client guidelines and restrictions and utilize pre-trade compliance checks.
* Will interact with senior traders, research partners and other internal constituents on a regular basis.

Required Qualifications:
* BA/BS degree, CFA or CFA track preferable.
* Minimum of 2-3 years' experience trading investment grade corporate securities preferably for a buy-side firm.
* Inquisitive mind interested in all aspects of the fixed income markets.
* Self-motivated team player with strong verbal communication skills.
* Strong problem solving skills, analytical framework and computer skills with a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Bloomberg.
* Comfortable interacting with and taking direction from senior investment professionals.
* Able to multi task/prioritize in a fast pace environment.
* Rigorous attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Proficiency with Bloomberg, MarketAxess, Tradeweb, Liquidnet. Blackrock Solution's Aladdin-OMS usage a plus.