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Swap Trader - Commodities and Global Markets


This is an exciting opportunity to join our Equity Finance (EQF) business in London.  As part of this successful and highly supportive team, you’ll be helping drive business growth and increase profitability for the business.  You will be focused on trading equity swaps for our Hedge Fund and Institutional client base, funding and balance sheet optimisation and asset transformation.

On a daily basis, you will be working to execute on profitable swap trading opportunities across European and US markets, provide pricing to clients and manage risk. You will be working in close collaboration within a team covering the full suite of Equity Finance products (Securities Lending, Repo and Synthetic Financing). You will be expected to develop a strong understanding of the full spectrum of Equity Finance activities and will be encouraged to think strategically to grow the business.

Effective risk and control management is crucial; working to ensure trading risks are foreseen, managed and escalated within the group framework is a vital part of role.  We manage this by leveraging tactical tools for process automation and analytics, engaging with our wider team on strategic system enhancement and by identifying and mitigating operational risk.  We strive to achieve best practice across all our trading activities.

A talented and passionate individual, you’ll have a well-developed understanding of equity/ swap trading with prior experience trading Cash Equities or Swaps. You will have a desire to learn in the areas of Securities Lending/Repo, Equity Swaps, Funding Instruments, FX and Interest Rate concepts.  Having strong numerical skills and a high level of proficiency in Excel is a pre-requisite. You’ll enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and you’ll be confident in making sound judgement calls when evaluating risk and reward.

You’ll have an appreciation for legal, accounting and capital concepts such as entity structures, profit & loss, balance sheet, ISDA/GMSLA documentation and be experienced in taking a disciplined approach to risk management.

If you have a passion for Equity Finance markets, please apply via the link below.

About Commodities and Global Markets

Commodities and Global Markets provides clients with an integrated, end-to-end offering across global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and an inclusive workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you're inspired to deliver on our purpose of 'empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future', we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter. 

As an inclusive employer, Macquarie does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race (including colour and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief.

Joining Macquarie means you’ll be able to work in a way that suits you best. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways. Talk to us about what working arrangements would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 16,000+ employees and offices in 32 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

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Job no: CGM-958893
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: London
Category: Mid-senior, Commodities
Group: Commodities and Global Markets
Division: Commodity Markets and Finance
Recruiter: Matt Percy
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