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Asia Pacific Index Trader

Hong Kong, Sydney

With a proven track record of profitability, you are a risk manager as well as a risk taker. You will be working as an Index Trader alongside a team of highly motivated individuals to carry out index and related delta-one activities across various Asia Pacific markets from our Hong Kong or Sydney office.

You will trade listed and OTC products such as stocks, ETFs, stock/index/dividend futures, forwards, and equity swaps in order to maximise risk-adjusted returns. Besides index trading, you will also be involved in corporate actions/event trading and other principal trading strategies. You will be constantly on the lookout for balance sheet and funding optimisations, as well as ways to advance the technology, operations and front office platforms. You should explore, identify, pitch and execute upon new trades, strategies, products and markets.

As the successful candidate, you will be well seasoned in the pricing of index futures/swaps and fx forwards and would benefit from familiarity with index management principles and mechanisms (e.g., adjustment methodologies, scheduled rebalances, divisors and price adjustment factors). You may know how to conduct portfolio optimisation using multi-factor risk models. You will also bring a strong proficiency with risk management systems, trading platforms and execution algos. Prior experience with Asian markets and regulations is highly valued, and technology skills in Python are a plus.

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.

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The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable environment enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.

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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 17,000+ employees and offices in 33 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-964989
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Hong Kong, Sydney
Category: Mid-level, Commodities, Trading
Group: Commodities and Global Markets
Division: Equity Derivatives and Trading
Recruiter: Andrew Crosby
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