Graduate Role Profile

Trainee Trader - Treasury

What is Treasury The Treasury Department is responsible for managing Daiwa Capital Market Europe’s balance sheet liquidity,  the effective control of risks associated with Treasury’s financial markets transactions, and pursuing optimum performance consistent with those risks. Treasury is involved in two principal areas, namely, capital raising activities to fund the firm’s business operations and strategic investing of the firm’s liquidity reserves in a range of money market and fixed income instruments  to ensure compliance with local liquidity regulations. 
What is the role? As a trainee trader in the Treasury Department you have the exciting opportunity to develop the necessary skills required to move on to managing the firm’s strategic liquidity buffer and multi-currency balance sheet funding.   Part of your role on the investment desk will involve work with senior traders on the team on portfolio construction, trade execution and capital allocation decisions. With funding, you will have the opportunity to work on secured and unsecured transactions across a range of currencies and markets.  This role will involve extensive exposure and liaison with external market participants (sales and trading at other sell-side firms), and various internal departments within Daiwa. Additionally you will be expected to develop and maintain relationships with Group Treasury colleagues in Tokyo. This is a diversified role and you will be provided with advice and guidance to develop a thorough understanding of fundamental and technical drivers that influence pricing, supply and demand within markets.
How will
it suit me?
You will be part of a well-established and respected team covering a broad scope of liquidity activities on the funding and investment desks. This role will bring you in contact with multiple people across the firm, including the senior management team, where in time you will be expected to participate in and support the Treasury team on trade strategy whilst also providing commentary on market developments. You will need to have an analytical mind and proactive attitude towards challenges with the ability to problem solve creatively. Flexibility and an ability to work under pressure will also be necessary. 
What do you expect from me? It is expected that you will have strong analytical capabilities with an ability to think ‘outside of the box’. As this is a diversified role, the successful candidate will have a proactive attitude and strong willingness to learn technical aspects of the role. With regular business interaction and opportunities to influence trade strategies, we expect you to have great interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate clearly and effectively whilst also recognising the importance of listening.
And what qualifications do I need? We are happy to consider a wide array of degree subjects having regard for the above requirements. However,  it is likely that the successful candidate will have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) a 2:1 or above in a relevant degree subject involving finance, investment management, economics, or portfolio theory as part of their academic study.  Alternatively, completion or progression towards a professional qualification such as the CFA would be considered advantageous. The successful candidate will be supported to obtain an appropriate professional qualification.