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Trader (APAC) –Tokyo

The Role

We are seeking an experienced Trader with Japanese market expertise to join the team at Schonfeld in our Tokyo office. You will have a passion for trading and a deep understanding of the, Japanese market, proactively collaborating with portfolio managers on market knowledge, performance and trends. You will create strong relationships across internal/external stakeholder groups and be able to communicate effectively and work well with others.

What you’ll do ** **

  • Maintain best practice execution on all trades and ensure the desk is always providing best execution service to Portfolio Managers
  • Proactively collaborate with Portfolio Managers on market color, portfolio performance summaries and trading ideas
  • Understand day-to-day risk, regulatory, and compliance issues associated with all execution matters in Japan
  • Understand Ops & Technology issues associated with the Asia Trading desk
  • Manage broker relationships and provide feedback to all our execution counterparties
  • Manage communication and trading needs of US and European PMs with Japanese market


What you’ll bring

What you need:

  • 3+ years trading experience in the Japanese market.
  • Deep understanding of equities trading, within Japanese market
  • Japanese and English language skills.
  • Experience collaborating and supporting multiple Portfolio Managers
  • Knowledge around broker-sponsored algorithms, broker cash desks, dark pools and DMA facilities
  • Fluency with trading technology, execution management systems and order management systems
  • Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards
  • Knowledge around the structure of the major Asian equity markets
  • Deep curiosity, attention to detail and strong analytical skills

We’d love if you had:

  • Experience trading other Asian markets
  • Cross asset, multi-product experience
  • Trading Equity Options

Our culture ****

The firm’s ethos is embedded in our people. ‘Talent is our strategy’ is our mantra and drives how we approach all initiatives at the firm. We believe our success is because of our people, so putting our talent above all else is our top priority.

Schonfeld strives to create an environment where our people can thrive. We foster a teamwork-oriented, collaborative environment where ideas at any level are encouraged and shared. The development and advancement of our talent is honed through interactions with each other, learning & educational offerings, and through opportunities to make impactful contributions.

At Schonfeld, we strive to cultivate a sense of belonging throughout all of our employees with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the forefront of this mission. As a firm we are committed to creating a hiring process which is not only fair, but also welcoming and supportive on a daily basis, our employees welcome diversity across identity, thought, people and views which serves as the foundation of our culture and success. You can learn more about our DEI initiatives here - [Belonging @ Schonfeld.]( group/life/d53089e7-ba0e-4946-a70c-f47f0d548370/?viewAsMember=true)

Who we are ****

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors is a multi-manager platform that invests its capital with Internal and Partner portfolio managers, primarily on an exclusive or semi-exclusive basis, across four trading strategies; quantitative, fundamental equity, tactical trading and discretionary macro & fixed income. We have created a unique structure to provide global portfolio managers with autonomy, flexibility and support to best enable them to maximize the value of their businesses.

Over the last 30 years, Schonfeld has successfully capitalized on inefficiencies and opportunities within the markets. We have developed and invested heavily in proprietary technology, infrastructure and risk analytics and continue to capitalize on new opportunities. In 2021 we launched our newest strategy, discretionary macro & fixed income as part of the continual growth of Schonfeld’s investible universe. Our portfolio exposure has expanded across the Americas, Europe and Asia as well as multiple asset classes and products.

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