Macro Trader- Dubai

The Role 

We are seeking an experienced Multi-Asset Macro Trader with to join the team at Schonfeld in our Dubai office. You will have a passion for trading and a deep understanding of the market, proactively collaborating with portfolio managers on market knowledge, performance, and trends. You will create strong relationships across internal/external stakeholder groups and be able to communicate effectively and work well with others.


What you’ll do 

  • Maintain best practice execution on all trades and ensure the desk is always providing optimal execution service to Portfolio Managers
  • Proactively support global Macro business within Asia, inclusive of communication of market color and major news events, development of trade ideas and distribution and interpretations of performance summaries.
  • Understand day-to-day risk, regulatory, and compliance concerns associated with all execution matters in Dubai
  • Help innovate operational and technology development associated with the EMEA Macro trading business
  • Manage broker relationships and provide feedback to all our execution counterparties


What you’ll bring

What you need:

  • 3-5+ years trading experience, preferably on the buy-side
  • Deep understanding and experience within Macro products (FX, Rates, CDS, Futures, Delta One, Derivatives, Commodities)
  • Experience collaborating and supporting multiple Portfolio Managers
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to process information and communicate high-level ideas effectively
  • Desire to gather information throughout a broad set of topics
  • An ability to collate data and perform due diligence in-order-to come to an educated opinion
  • Balance intellectual honestly and the ability / willingness to change view if facts change
  • Network of sell side contacts, particularly within traders / sales traders
  • Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards
  • Deep curiosity, attention to detail and strong analytical skills


Our Culture

The firm’s ethos is embedded in our people. ‘Talent is our strategy’ is our mantra and drives how we approach all initiatives at the firm. We believe our success is because of our people, so putting our talent above all else is our top priority.

Schonfeld strives to create an environment where our people can thrive. We foster a teamwork-oriented, collaborative environment where ideas at any level are encouraged and shared. The development and advancement of our talent is honed through interactions with each other, learning & educational offerings, and through opportunities to make impactful contributions.

At Schonfeld, we strive to cultivate a sense of belonging throughout all of our employees with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the forefront of this mission. As a firm we are committed to creating a hiring process which is not only fair, but also welcoming and supportive. On a daily basis, our employees welcome diversity across identity, thought, people and views which serves as the foundation of our culture and success. You can learn more about our DEI initiatives here - Belonging @ Schonfeld.

Who we are

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors is a multi-manager platform that invests its capital with Internal and Partner portfolio managers, primarily on an exclusive or semi-exclusive basis, across four trading strategies; quantitative, fundamental equity, tactical trading and discretionary macro & fixed income. We have created a unique structure to provide global portfolio managers with autonomy, flexibility and support to best enable them to maximize the value of their businesses.

Over the last 30 years, Schonfeld has successfully capitalized on inefficiencies and opportunities within the markets. We have developed and invested heavily in proprietary technology, infrastructure and risk analytics and continue to capitalize on new opportunities. In 2021 we launched our newest strategy, discretionary macro & fixed income as part of the continual growth of Schonfeld’s investible universe. Our portfolio exposure has expanded across the Americas, Europe and Asia as well as multiple asset classes and products.




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