• Equity Capital Markets Quantitative Analyst

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Req #
    2018-8038
    Type
    Full-Time
    Category
    Capital Markets
    Location Name
    (HTS) Dallas, TX - Renaissance Tower
    Company Name
    HILLTOP SECURITIES INC.
  • Job Summary

    The Equity Capital Markets Analyst/Trader is responsible for ensuring best execution on security transactions in addition to supporting the desk by providing quantitative analysis and detailed reporting to clients. This position requires ensuring accurate reporting of risk, hedge positions, P&L, counterparty exposure and high touch client services.

    Essential Functions

    • Facilitate daily dialogue between clients and traders as well as becoming familiar with liquidity providers, market strategies and conditions. Candidate must demonstrate very high level attention to detail, specific buy/sells, and quantitative analysis of pre/post trade data.
    • Monitor the specified markets, be aware of changing market conditions, and ensure accuracy when managing orders and speaking to clients. The role will also be responsible for identifying best execution strategies with client performance in mind.
    • Assist in evaluating overall risk position in order to most effectively manage the duration of trades vs. client benchmarks. The trader will also be responsible for ensuring all positions balance daily and all trades settle efficiently.
    • Work with the back office on trade breaks or settlement issues.
    • Build and maintain relevant valuation models, spreadsheets and databases, and make changes to those models as appropriate.

    Job Requirements

    • Strong analytical, quantitative, mathematical and communication skills
    • Must be competent in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint as well as Bloomberg, etc
    • Solid understanding of market risk concepts and statistical techniques ( CAPM, MPT, multi-factor risk models, regression, tracking error, correlation, beta, volatility, etc.) and their relevant application
    • Familiarity with financial services (brokerage) business
    • Enjoys complex work with time deadlines
    • Can work independently or with team
    • Collegial and hard working – likes customers, team player
    • Self-starter – motivated
    • Enjoys learning new concepts

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree required - MBA preferred
    • Course study includes math, statistics and computer science preferred

    Experience:

    • 3-5 years with trading desk and/or brokerage back office experiences
    • 1-3 years working with quantitative and software data technologies, engineering or analysis for the financial industry

    About the Company

    At HilltopSecurities, we believe in building noble and collaborative relationships that enrich the financial future of individuals, businesses and communities. With an extensive portfolio of products, we deliver a broad range of investment banking and related financial services that help our clients achieve their definition of success.

     

    As a subsidiary of HilltopHoldings, which also encompasses PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending and National Lloyds Corporation, we have the financial strength and stability that has withstood the test of time. Our nationwide presence in 400 locations across 44 states provides our associates with extensive opportunities to grow their careers in a diverse organization that truly values relationship capital above all else.

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