Sun Life Financial Derivative Trader - Sun Life Investment Management in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts

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Position Summary:

This position is for a trader on the Derivative and Quantitative Strategies team, which is part of Sun Life Investment Management. This 8-person group is located in Wellesley, MA. This position is responsible for executing fixed income, equity, and currency derivatives for institutional clients of the Sun Life Investment Management group of companies. In addition, the position is also responsible for executing cash equity and spot FX transactions. A successful candidate is expected to be inquisitive and eager to learn, highly detail oriented, have a team-first attitude, possess strong math capabilities, and ability to manage multiple trading requests in an often fast-paced environment. Active participation on the trading desk on strategic and macroeconomic discussions is essential.

Position Responsibilities:

•Derivative trading will cover fixed income, equity and currency markets using a variety of instruments, such as futures, swaps, options, etc

•Execute cash equity and spot FX

•Work with portfolio managers to quantify and analyze both derivative markets and instruments

•Occasional trading during European or Asian trading hours; active when North American markets are open

•Along with other traders, monitor associated markets, maintain market relationships and stay abreast of changing regulatory environment

•Handle post-trade requirements including trade summaries, confirm review, and assistance with resolving escalated trade settlement issues

•Effectively communicate with multiple derivative touchpoints - operations, portfolio managers, legal, compliance, external clients, dealers, etc


•Trading experience a strong plus

•Knowledge of OTC and listed derivative markets, bond math a plus

•B.A. or B.S. in Economics, Finance, or Math strongly preferred

•MBA and/or CFA/FRM preferred, but not required

•Must be able to work under pressure and have the ability to multitask

•Experience with Bloomberg, Aladdin, Tradeweb, and Xtrader a plus

•Communicate effectively with dealers, other traders, as well as with the front/middle/back offices

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Sun Life Financial (U.S.) Services Company, Inc. is a federal contractor subject to Executive Order 11246, Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. As such the company is committed to taking positive steps to implement the employment-related aspects of the company’s equal employment opportunity policy. It is the company’s policy to take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise treat qualified minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities without regard to their race/ethnicity, sex, veteran status, or disability.

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