Bilingual Japanese Fixed Income Trader

International Asset Management firm is seeking a Trader with Japanese language skill in their Fixed Income Team.

  • Execute portfolio manager generated credit related orders in compliance with trading procedures and portfolio guidelines.
  • Participate in internal meetings with Portfolio Managers and Credit Analysts as part of the investment decision -making process.
  • Engage in value additive conversations and solutions (index analysis, spread trend monitoring, relative value, trade ideas, difficult to trade situations, alternative investments/comparable securities, New Issue color, etc.)
  • Analyze each portfolio and advise portfolio managers accordingly, considering guidelines, customer needs and risk-rewards.
  • Build network with the broker/dealer community to obtain valuable bids and offers; facilitate improved new issue allocations, market intelligence and act as a point of contact for the platform.
  • Increase efficiency of execution and help create automated solutions for the desk’s processes and order flow.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a finance-related concentration required; MBA and/or CFA designation preferred.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in credit areas, fixed income and fund investing with an understanding of the broad financial environment; trading experience preferred.
  • Strong command of MS Office software and advanced Excel; proficiency with Bloomberg and related automated trading tools (including marketAxess).
  • Ability to speak, read and write fluently in English and Japanese.
  • Detail-oriented, proactive and able to excel in a highly collaborative global team.
  • A flexible team player able to adapt to change
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