Equity Trader at Old Mutual Kenya

Mutual, resulting in one of the largest financial services groups with a growing footprint in East and Central Africa, with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Group now offers customers a comprehensive and enhanced range of financial services which include Investment, Insurance, Banking, and Savings.
As part of the larger Old Mutual Network, the UAP Old Mutual Group offers broad career growth prospects for employees both regionally and globally.Introduction
Reporting to the Senior Trader, this is a key business growth position focusing on both trading and business development.
Minimum Requirements
This is a key role within Old Mutual Securities and hence looking for a strategic and astute implementer with the following specifications:

A Bachelor's degree in business, finance, economics, actuarial science, computer science or equivalent
5 years' relevant industry experience within equity sales & trading preferred.
Possess thorough knowledge of financial markets, equity operations, trading strategies, settlements, etc.
Proven ability to make real time trading decisions weighing complex circumstances under considerable time pressure
Has an established and strong book of business with solid buy-side relationships
Self-motivated, disciplined, assertive and able to work independently in a fast paced, competitive environment
Strong interpersonal, communication & presentation skills
Must possess the highest level of integrity, strong analytical skills and critical thinking skills
A team player able to work cohesively with management, customers and staff
Proficient computer skills using electronic trading systems platforms and Microsoft Office

Job Specification
This position's focus is to achieve the set business targets. The main responsibilities include: -

Identify, develop and cultivate new client relationships with institutional investors.
Manage current institutional client relationships by frequently calling and visiting clients
Provide written updates on the business, sales, leads, etc..
Sourcing of block trades from and for institutional clients
Monitor market information and stock price movements and provide viable solutions to client needs
Efficiently troubleshoot issues with the trading unit and be proactive in their resolution
Communicate all relevant and critical information to management in a timely manner
All other duties as assigned by management.

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