Derivatives Trader Resume Samples

A Derivatives Trader strives to make a profit through buying and selling derivative products. A well-written Derivatives Trader Resume mentions the following core duties and responsibilities – executing trades, performing technical analysis, handling correspondence on email, pricing customer orders, checking markets; looking at the available data feeds, estimating the hedge limits, identifying anomalies, developing risk management strategies, managing proprietary bond future trading systems, directing all exchange compliance, risk, and reporting; identifying and analyzing trends, and developing a strong relationship with brokers.

A Derivatives Trader is expected to have strong statistics and math skills. The person should have the ability to visualize key metrics and possess strong quantitative skills, solid knowledge of trading, and finance is compulsory. While a master’s degree is not mandatory, possessing one will be tremendously helpful to get started.

Derivatives Trader Resume example

Derivatives Trader Resume

Summary : Have worked as an Investment Analyst for a Financial Advisory firm. Work experience includes managing two derivative custody operations and fourteen years as a derivatives trader on the floor of the Board Options Exchange.

Skills : Research, R Programming.

Description :

    1. Proven track record of attaining strong positive annual P & L.
    2. Presented markets for natural gas /crude oil options customers on the floor.
    3. Analyzed markets on both a technical and fundamental basis to optimize trading opportunities from both an entry and exit standpoint.
    4. Utilized long-standing relationships with OTC and floor brokers to gain market transparency and capitalize on that transparency through various trading strategies.
    5. Continually adjusted inputs into trading models to accurately reflect current market conditions thus allowing a clear picture of how to take advantage of those conditions.
    6. Effectively prioritized and executed complex trading strategies in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
    7. Monitored and adhered to all margin and risk parameters for various positions in the portfolio.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BS In Business Management


Derivatives Trader Resume

Headline : A quant-enthusiast with a mathematics and engineering background and experience in financial markets; strongly interested in quantitative/qualitative financial research, quantitative risk management, and asset management.

Skills : Financial Modeling, Data Analysis.

Description :

    1. Actively traded Natural Gas and WTI-crude oil futures, options, spreads, fly spreads on the Exchange.
    2. Participated in weekly meetings discussing profitable trading strategies, market conditions, and upcoming events/data releases that could affect market conditions.
    3. Extensively used Reuters and Bloomberg for technical analysis and other strategy-based trades.
    4. Analyzed fundamental and weather variables of supply/demand factors on market.
    5. Took real-time Investment decisions using short-term and long-term trading strategies based on fundamental analysis, technical analysis (Fibonacci Levels, Candlestick Patterns, technical indicators such as MACD, Bollinger Bands, and RSI), hedging techniques, and price action.
    6. Trade Equities, EFTs, and Commodities.
    7. Apply statistical probabilities to trade outcomes.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MS In Financial Mathematics


Derivatives Trader Resume

Objective : Seeks to apply extensive experience in international finance, business, teaching, and governmental compliance in the professional realm of community development and stewardship.

Skills : Investment Research, Investment Writing, Special Reports, Financial Copywriter.

Description :

    1. Forecasted foreign stock futures and ETFs using market factors such as currency markets, the performance of similar stocks, and sector news to statistical models of foreign stock futures and ETFs in order to statistically arbitrage the products.
    2. Implemented dispersion trading strategies between index options and individual com- ponents of the indices.
    3. Managed risk using variety of products such as index futures, currency futures, currency swaps, ETFs, and basket of stocks to reduce the cost of risk management.
    4. Analyzed the rules of world exchanges in the event of rare occurrences.
    5. Primary strategies consisted of basis, yield curve, and volatility trading in addition to bond option-swaption arbitrage.
    6. Supervised one assistant trader and reported to the head of derivatives trading.
    7. Utilize quantitative and technical analysis to evaluate trades in equities, ETFs, and commodities.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS

Derivatives Trader Resume

Objective : Experience in developing, solving, and testing models. Experience in the analysis of large data sets. Knowledge of various numerical and statistical methods. Experience in working collaboratively with other researchers. Experience and knowledge of financial markets and market structure.

Skills : Trading Skills, Planning Skills.

Description :

    1. Took over nascent DM OTC bond options operation as well as co-managing the swaption book.
    2. Promoted to head bond option and repo section of government bond desk.
    3. Supervised one junior trader and two repo traders.
    4. Hired to transfer the DM OTC bond option desk that supported marketing and trading efforts of the cash bond desk.
    5. Worked closely with Credit, Derivatives and Cash teams to enhance Profit & Loss (P&L) capture and quality of client flow.
    6. Promoted the business franchise and working closely with the sales team to provide liquidity and facilitating flow for hedge fund, institutional and retail clients.
    7. Provided liquidity to institutional clients (hedge funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, and pension funds). This includes SPACs and SPAC warrants.
        Years of Experience
        Experience
        2-5 Years
        Experience Level
        Level
        Junior
        Education
        Education
        MS In Accounting

        Derivatives Trader Resume

        Objective : Hard-working and dedicated individual looking to improve and utilize personal intellect and professional experience to contribute to the organization's noble goals and simultaneously provide excellent service and opportunities for company development and personal growth.

        Skills : Economy, Currencies, Personal Finance, Small Business, Retirement, Insurance, Credit & Loans.

        Description :

          1. Established trading of the VIX Volatility Index within the Capital from zero at start-up to over 15,000 options contracts traded.
          2. Index trading resulted in increased profitability and risk control as an arbitrage and risk hedge against multi-million dollar company derivatives.
          3. Entrusted with the pricing and execution, hedging strategies, and risk analysis of VIX Index option and futures trades under a multi-million dollar.
          4. Specializing in derivatives arbitrage across worldwide financial markets and exchanges.
          5. Responsible for the pricing and execution, hedging strategies, and risk analysis of all VIX Index option and futures trades.
          6. Directed all exchange compliance, risk, and reporting, saving thousands of dollars in potential losses and fines.
          7. Represented Trading in all Exchange matters regarding the operation and function of the firm's presence on the CBOE trading floor.
        Years of Experience
        Experience
        2-5 Years
        Experience Level
        Level
        Junior
        Education
        Education
        MS In Accounting

        Derivatives Trader Resume

        Headline : Looking to obtain a position that will enable using working skills, educational background, abilities, and experiences to further expand knowledge and work ethics in a positive environment and become an asset to the company.

        Skills : Corporate Finance, Corporate Treasury, Cash Management.

        Description :

          1. Utilizing a quantitative electronic platform to trade a variety of financial and derivative products.
          2. Traded a variety of Index, Equity, and ETF option products on the floor of the CBOE.
          3. Established trading activity in multiple exchange-traded option products from zero at start-up to over 10,000 contracts traded per day which helped.
          4. Traded a variety of equity option products on the floor of the CBOE as an Exchange Specialist.
          5. Responsible for the pricing and execution, hedging strategies, and risk analysis of multi-million dollar derivative positions.
          6. Set own hours, formed trading systems, economic data analysis.
          7. Made fast-paced, strategic trade decisions while dealing with a high degree of uncertainty and limited information.
          8. Developed strong relationships with brokers in order to improve productivity on the floor.
        Years of Experience
        Experience
        5-7 Years
        Experience Level
        Level
        Executive
        Education
        Education
        BS

        Derivatives Trader Resume

        Objective : Responsible for Driving a strong culture of team work, information sharing, and intellectual capital exchange,Maintaining strong trading execution and risk control as the desk must maintain significant inventory in order to facilitate client requests.

        Skills : Asset Management, Planning Skills.

        Description :

          1. Designated market-maker.
          2. Government bond derivatives trader at the EUREX and AEX exchanges, and DTB exchanges.
          3. Responsible for managing the DM bond option book and retail warrant activity as well as proprietary positions.
          4. Identified and analyzed trends using strong quantitative skills in order to make markets and execute profitable trades.
          5. Exercised judgment and influencing business leaders, peers, and external clients on trading strategies with appropriate risk/reward balance.
          6. Developed and maintained relationships with Technology, Operations, Audit, Compliance, and other control groups/ business partners.
          7. Supported regulatory requirement intrinsic to SPAC trading business.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        2-5 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Junior
                        Education
                        Education
                        MS In Accounting

                        Derivatives Trader Resume

                        Headline : Seeks to obtain a position that will enable to use working skills, educational background, abilities, and experiences to further expand knowledge and work ethics in a positive environment and become an asset to the company.

                        Skills : Trading Skills, Analysing Skills.

                        Description :

                          1. Directly impacted sales by conducting on-site meetings with prospects and clients by recommending portfolio protection strategies.
                          2. Enhanced department's technology by managing the successful integration of firms OMS and EMS into one system by providing critical input to programmers, compliance, and operations.
                          3. Provided portfolio managers and traders market insight by explaining relevant options and futures trading activity. 
                          4. Reviewed and analyzed transaction costs for clients.
                          5. Traded equity index futures and identify arbitrage opportunities in related securities.
                          6. Demonstrated flexibility by managing positions in over thirty equities across multiple market sectors.
                          7. Supervised and managed 3 junior traders in all aspects of options trading, sales trading, and trade break reconciliation.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        5-7 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Junior
                        Education
                        Education
                        BS

                        Derivatives Trader Resume

                        Objective : An experienced and detail-oriented professional that is driven by helping and supporting others and thrives when part of an organization that embodies the same views.

                        Skills : Wealth Management, Hedge Funds.

                        Description :

                          1. Evaluated factors such as volatility, liquidity, and expected profit to determine the appropriate price and size of trades.
                          2. Formulated and executed hedging strategies based on the type of risk and market factors.
                          3. Frequently discussed larger trades and special situations with the corporate research department and senior management to limit risk and maximize profitability.
                          4. Taught options theory and trading classes for new hires and mentored less-experienced traders.
                          5. Generated consistent profits without excessive risk or volatility.
                          6. Formulated new trading strategies with relevance to Indian markets using currency hedging and calendar spreads.
                          7. Mentored new traders to help understand the discipline required for electronic trading.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        2-5 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Executive
                        Education
                        Education
                        MS In Accounting

                        Derivatives Trader Resume

                        Objective : Providing great customer service with a growing company. Assertive, self-motivated, goal-oriented, organized, and efficient. A team player, bringing enthusiasm and energy into group efforts.

                        Skills : Wealth Management, Hedge Funds, Economy, Currencies, Personal Finance.

                        Description :

                          1. Maintained a diverse portfolio of non-correlated trading strategies including relative value, duration & momentum.
                          2. Oversaw the development and risk management of four junior traders.
                          3. Helped to develop a cubic spline model to accurately price the Treasury curve; specifically off the run bonds.
                          4. Responsible for pricing block markets in Treasury and Eurodollar futures contracts.
                          5. Expanded repo trading to include more counterparties and various term structures.
                          6. Responsible for recruiting prospective Trader Assistants for the entire desk.
                          7. Established fixed income derivatives trading desk for start-up interest rate derivatives group.
                        Years of Experience
                        Experience
                        2-5 Years
                        Experience Level
                        Level
                        Junior
                        Education
                        Education
                        MS In Accounting