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Janus Henderson Investors Junior Equity Trader in Singapore

We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.

The department

Janus Henderson offers expertise across all major asset classes, with investment teams situated around the world. These dynamic teams are structured and operate in ways that are best suited to their asset classes and manage products designed to meet a range of investor needs globally. We do not impose top-down house views; instead we allow an appropriate level of flexibility within a controlled environment and encourage the sharing and debate of investment ideas. Our Investment teams are grouped under: Equities, Fixed Income, Multi-Assets and Alternatives.

Overview of the role

You will be responsible for assisting and performing a wide range of comprehensive duties in alliance within the global equity trading desk. This role will provide daily support to the Equity Traders in addition to serving as a liaison between various departments to communicate all aspects of an order workflow. Responsibilities could include, but not limited to, trading, assisting in preparing internal and external reports, helping to coordinate the onboarding of new accounts and brokers while providing support to all vendors / trading systems, and assisting with syndicate activity. This position will work under the direct supervision of the Head of Asia Equity Trading and the Senior Traders.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Provide assistance and support to Equity Traders

  • Execute trades on behalf of Portfolio Managers, adhering to Best Execution principles

  • Integrate and serve as a liaison with multiple departments; such as Portfolio Managers, Cashflow team, Application Support, Data Management, Operations, Compliance and IT. Collaborate with these various teams when onboarding new clients, sensitive account procedures or large cash flow notifications

  • Develop a sound understanding and knowledge of market structure, high touch and algorithmic trading to execute orders

  • Assist with the distribution of syndicate and block activity emails and indication of Portfolio Manager’s interest

  • Assist with the preparation of multiple reports throughout the company, such as Board Reports, request for proposals on new and existing clients, commissions and transaction cost analysis

  • Assist and work closely with OMS, EMS and TCA vendors on new features, enhancements or upgrades. Help test, troubleshoot and provide insight on new workflow opportunities

  • Identify areas of operational improvement within the trading function.

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned

    Investment areas

    Your core duties fall within the remit of the Equity asset class

    Supervisory responsibilities

  • No

    Technical skills and qualifications

  • 3 – 5 years of experience in the financial services industry, preferably in a trading support or operational capacity

  • Experience and proficient knowledge with Charles River Investment Management System, Bloomberg, Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required; Finance, Economics or Accounting major preferred

    Competencies required

    In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Basic understanding and genuine interest in the securities, investment management industry and financial markets

  • Ability to establish and cultivate relationships across the firm with extensive internal and external business partners

  • Ability to embrace data and reporting applications

  • Operate with a very strong global team focus

  • Effective analytical skills, including the ability to accumulate, organize, and assimilate large amounts of information

  • Strong work ethic, good judgement, with an attention to detail and accuracy

  • Proven track record of professional integrity

  • Self-starter; ability to work with little supervision while providing support to global trading desks

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work effectively

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

    Compliance requirements

    At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first, act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if additional guidance is required

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

    Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).

    All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson is an equal opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.

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