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US Equity Collateral Trader

Hudson River Trading
US Equity Collateral Trader
New York, US
150,000 - 200,000
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Job Description

Hudson River Trading (HRT) is hiring a Collateral Trader on our PostTrade team with a focus on US markets. The position offers outstanding room for growth and the unique opportunity to be exposed to the inner workings of a highly successful automated trading firm. We are looking for someone who enjoys taking on challenging problems and wants to make an immediate, tangible impact.

The right candidate will be an enthusiastic learner with a background in finance and an interest in securities financing and automated trading. In this role, you can always expect to be challenged by the ever-changing financial markets and find yourself solving interesting problems in an extremely fast-paced, real-time environment.


  • Effectively manage and support the development of HRT’s collateral management platform.
  • Optimize and upgrade existing inventory utilizing a wide range of products (listed, bilateral, tri-party, etc.).
  • Margin calculation and verification.
  • Daily communication with counterparties, prime brokers, internal traders, and various internal operations support teams across multiple regions.
  • Optimize efficiencies across prime brokers and HRT entities to reduce costs and capital usage.
  • Support trading across new markets and products.
  • Document processes and procedures.


  • 5 - 8+ years experience working in US securities financing.
  • Strong knowledge of the global collateral construct a significant positive.
  • Knowledge of cross-asset collateral is a significant positive.
  • Knowledge of the post-trade life cycle of equities, treasuries, futures, FX, and/or options.
  • Experience with external relationship management, including technology vendors, prime brokers, banks, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to exercise good judgment and proactive decision-making in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with internal and external parties around the world.
  • Proven ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
  • A strong attention to detail and drive to maintain accuracy while processing large amounts of information within a specific timeline.

Annual base salary range of $150,000 to $200,000. Pay (base and bonus) may vary depending on job-related skills and experience. A sign-on and discretionary performance bonus may be provided as part of the total compensation package, in addition to company-paid medical and/or other benefits.


Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

At HRT we welcome a variety of expertise: mathematics and computer science, physics and engineering, media and tech. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automation in every part of our organization—from trading, to business operations, to recruiting and beyond. We value openness and transparency, and celebrate great ideas from HRT veterans and new hires alike. At HRT we’re friends and colleagues – whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.

Feel like you belong at HRT? Our goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. HRT is proud of our diverse staff; we have offices all over the globe and benefit from our varied and unique perspectives. HRT is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are we’d love to get to know you.

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