Junior Trader or Trader, Affiliate Trading Operations

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Job ID:
Job Category:
Brokerage Operations & Trading
Relevant Work Experience:
Trading-6+ yrs, Brokerage Operations-6+ yrs
Current Licenses / Certifications:
FINRA Series 24, FINRA Series 10, FINRA Series 7, FINRA Series 9
Position Located In:
CO - Lone Tree
Job Type:
Full Time

We believe that, when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

The Trading Operations Organization’s Equity/ETF team is a team of institutional trading professionals who differentiates themselves by combining a passion for service with a deep understanding of market mechanics and complex execution strategies. The team serves Schwab Affiliated Investment Advisors.

What you’ll do:

The Affiliate Equity/ETF trading team facilitates the trading needs of Schwab Affiliated Investment Advisors. The team consults on, and executes, large block trades, while providing industry leading service. Team members have in depth knowledge of trading technology, trading algorithms, and market structure. 

As a Junior Trader or Trader on the Affiliate Equity/ETF trading team you'll:

  • Executes large block Equity and ETF orders on behalf of Schwab Affiliated Investment Advisors
  • Recommends effective execution strategies in order to accomplish the client's stated objectives. This includes consultation on various trading algorithms and liquidity providers Schwab routes orders to
  • Proactively communicates market information such as liquidity opportunities, economic data, and industry trend
  • Services client’s trading needs with the use of sophisticated third party market data and trading tools.
  • Manages risk by having in depth knowledge of clients trading behavior and/or asking probing questions to identify trading objective

What you have:

  • Knowledge of complex institutional market data and trading tools
  • Institutional level knowledge of order execution methods such as algorithmic trading, ETF risk trade process, direct and dark pool access; and market impact of each method
  • 3+ years of trading experience
  • Deep understanding of regulatory landscape and applicable SEC and FINRA rules governing market structure and trading
  • Knowledge of Registered Investment Advisor industry
  • Ability to drive deep relationships with internal partners clients, Sales and Service
  • Ability to identify and mitigate risk in a fast paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within the trading team
  • FINRA license Series 7 required
  • FINRA license Series 9/10 or 24 preferred, if not currently held would be hired under a condition of employment to obtain within certain timeframe
  • FINRA license Series 57 preferred, if not currently held would be hired under a condition of employment to obtain within certain timeframe

What you’ll get:

  • Everyday Wellness: Healthy Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Choices, Wellness Champions
  • Financial Fitness: 401k Match, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts
  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer
  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships
  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

Learn more about Life@Schwab.

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. All applications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status (disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans), or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Position Located In:CO - Lone Tree
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Brokerage Products: Not FDIC Insured • No Bank Guarantee • May Lose Value

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