Some alternative job titles for this role
- Equities Trader
- Futures Trader
- Derivatives Trader
- Securities Trader
- Forex Trader
- Flow Traders
- Proprietary Trader
- Sales Trader
What the job involves
- Collect relevant information and data
- Liaise closely with sales staff and inter-dealer brokers
- Determine the status of the current market via research and data analysis
- Monitor Irish, UK and international market performance
- Make prices in specific products
- Provide key parties with daily trading information
- Interpret financial/market reports
- Inform sales staff about market movements/prices
- Execute trades
- Gain information from sales staff about client issues
How your career can develop
Trading offers high levels of responsibility, good promotional opportunities and impressive financial rewards including generous salaries and large bonuses.
Why it matters?
Financial traders are trusted with great responsibility, which can be disastrous if it’s abused. In 1995, rogue financial trader Nick Leeson brought about the collapse of one of the world’s oldest banks, Baring’s, through corrupt financial trading.
- Good decision making skills
- Numerical skills
- Problem solving skills
- IT skills
- Communication skills
- Analytical skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Team working skills
- Financial houses
- Investment banks
- Exchanges such as the Irish Stock Exchange
- Treasury departments of major companies
- Hedge funds
Senior/Potential €100,000 dependant on bonuses earned
A good degree (2.1) in any subject is required for entry into the profession. Qualifications in economics, politics, business, financial or numerate subjects can be useful.
Alternative routes to a bachelor’s degree in this area may apply to students that have a PLC qualification in a related course. For further details on eligibility requirements for third level entry following a PLC qualification, students should visit the CAO course search at Careersportal.ie.