Trading jobs

Discussion in 'Prop Firms' started by ls015, May 10, 2019.

  1. wrbtrader


    Someone did their math. :D

    #11     May 10, 2019
  2. qlai


    Actually, it's an interesting question ... Is there actually a job that exclusive involves trading options? Let's exclude market making. What career path leads to one? I have an acquaintance who does options related research at Goldman (some volatility surface voodoo) but she definitely not a trader. She has math background, so I guess she's a quant.
    #12     May 10, 2019
  3. wrbtrader


    Interesting angle...but...

    was your acqaintance ever a prop trader prior to doing research at Goldman. Actually, did she begin at the proprietary firm Maverick Trading as an options trader ?

    It would be an unusual career path to take to get into Goldman.

    #13     May 10, 2019
  4. qlai


    Lol. She was quite young so I assume she got there straight out of college. I would not call prop trading firms that sell education professionals. I know of prop groups that do serious option trading but l think they don't usually take people from the streets.
    #14     May 10, 2019
  5. ETJ


    There is a world out there other than, prop, HF and firm. If you are really interested money can come from backers(mostly Chicago, New York and San. Fran. - where the floors were). Family offices and MultiFamily Offices and then there are simply trading firms(Again mostly the same three cities), but I would add Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, and Sydney. Get thee to a Bloomberg and you'll see openings. What's the benefit of going to one of them if you are a successful trader? Salary, benefits and a portion of the profits. You'll need a proven track record and you are generally competing with folks who left HFs and brokerage firms. It is not uncommon to hire a broker who called on you and wants to trade bigger capital. Destriero - on this forum - works at an MFO if he wants to chime in. Family offices are in almost every major market in the world and many employ options to hedge and enhance family wealth in the public markets. IMHO FOs are the resting place for a lot of the capital exiting HFs.
    #15     May 10, 2019
  6. userque


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    #16     May 10, 2019
  7. qlai


    I must say that I was surprised to read in that ad that they do swing trading. Usually it's day trading only.
    #17     May 10, 2019
  8. Cyrix


    I have access to a Bloomberg terminal. May I ask what keyword/position should someone with retail track records search for?
    I am a systematic trader and my Sharpe ratio is about 0.8 over S&P500's on average, i.e. in a year when S&P's Sharpe is 0.9, I have about 1.7.
    #18     May 11, 2019
  9. ETJ


    JOBS and the Go Key
    People finder is PEOP and the Go Key
    Last edited: May 11, 2019
    #19     May 11, 2019
  10. Cyrix


    I know the commands. I question was for what kind of position can a trader with retail background apply.
    #20     May 11, 2019