Highly driven Macro HF Trader looking to change firms and explore new opportunitiesSubscribe
Hi everyone! I have been working at my current fund for just over 2 yrs, and am looking to transition into a different HF or Prop Shop. I started as a summer intern in 2013, was hired on as a TMT analyst on the trading desk and also focused on global macro research, then was promoted to trader in July of 2014 and specialized in equity/options on tech sector. I've had a passion for market since before I was a teenager, and am always driven to outperform. I've been mentored by the best managers in the industry, and possess extensive knowledge in macroeconomics and financial markets, in addition to a sharp comprehension of institutional trading and Asset Management.
My current fund had expressed interests to supply seed capital for a global macro fund I have been working towards launching, but after waiting 9 months have not received an allocation. All of the fund infrastructure had been set in place, but I am currently looking for established firms to trade in with the current prime market conditions for trading.
Unfortunately, due to NDA restrictions with my current firm, I do not have a disclosable track record, which is a deterrent for many firms.
I turn 22 this month and am hoping to find an opportunity quickly to take advantage of the current increased market volatility. Here is my resume, with the current company name blocked out. Tips, advice, and firm recommendations are welcomed!
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Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL /USA
Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance (partial) January 2014 –
• Honors: Wrork Scholarship
• Relevant Coursework: Business Statistics; corporate finance; Financial Accounting; I/O Psychology; Legal Environment of Business; Macro/Micro Economics; Managerial Accounting; Statistics; Trigonometry
WORK & LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Current company Chicago, IL / USA
Associate July 2013 – Present
• Responsibilities include: research, derivatives strategies, and trade execution.
o Comprehensive knowledge of current and historical macroeconomic environments, as well as an acute understanding of how global markets are impacted across asset classes when changes to monetary policy and economic conditions occur.
➢ Concentration(s) – Credit cycles; monetary policy and its objectives/ramifications; impact of geopolitical changes on global economies and markets; reflexivity and catalysts for black swan events in global markets
o Traded forex and equity/options on tech sector.
➢ Consistently monitored cross-asset and sector correlations to manage exposure to cross-asset risk, in addition to capturing arbitrage opportunities
• Equities, Index and Treasury Futures, Forex, ETFs, etc.
➢ Utilized a contrarian view of a company’s prospects, compared to Street expectations
➢ Targeting well-capitalized, deeply liquid products
➢ Identifying value (i.e. discounted or overvalued) in volatile environments
➢ Mentored by capital markets, institutional trading and asset management experts and advisors
o Researched upcoming new issue transactions in the pipeline for an IPO fund
➢ Primarily focused on large cap technology companies
Hedge Fund South Africa Cape Town, South Africa
Research Assistant for Foreign Domiciled Funds May 2013 – June 2013
• Responsible for generating confidential reports concerning foreign legislation for EU, US and South African domiciled Funds
• Prepared focused presentations for board members to share with clients.
• Recognized as the firm’s top research assistant to date, in addition to being their first US employee.
Savant Capital Management Rockford, IL / USA
Administrative Intern December 2011 – January 2013
• Provided support to department heads for various projects from data entry to interacting with clients.
o Database cleanup for merger with The Monitor Group
➢ Transferred contact information to the company’s CRM database
o Cost basis review for custodial accuracy
➢ Worked with a team of four to compare cost basis of the custodian to the company’s database
o Researched prospective client locations for future presentations
o Provided hospitality to clients prior to meetings
Assistant to Implementation Services
• Provided support work for implementation of database services and reporting
o Posted new money that was transferred over from custodians
➢ Recorded daily client deposits into the company database
o IPS follow-up for new accounts in order to verify the transfer of funds
o Reviewed security activity verifying accuracy of open funds
State Representative, (Representative's name / District) Rockford, IL / USA
State Legislative Intern June 2013
• Accountable for research and advising for organization perspectives on various matters
• Speaking with constituents regarding their concerns and relaying them to the representative
• Assist with writing blogs focused on current legislation
• Attend events on behalf of the representative (special sessions called by governor)
Summit Ministries Manitou Springs, Co / USA
Two-Week Intensive on Leadership Development July 2012
SKILLS, ACTIVITIES, & INTERESTS
Technical Skills: Bloomberg, EDGAR, Microsoft Office, CRM, Axys, Junxture
Certifications: Series 3, Series 30, and Series 31
Activities: Networking at hedge fund and trading sponsored events, Toastmasters International, Volunteer Youth Work, Youth Camp Counselor
Interests: Golf, Backcountry Skiing, Earned Black-belt in Tae Kwon Do, Working Out, Playing Drums, River Kayaking, Skeet Shooting, Reading about Finance and Economics
Again, any tips, advice or direction are welcome. And if anyone has any leads or thinks their firm may be interested, feel free to message me! I'm in Chicago, but am open to different locations.
P.S. Not trying to brag/showoff with my experiences or knowledge, I always try to extremely humble and open to different perspectives. As the saying goes, "Hubris kills."