Bilingual Japanese Fixed Income Assistant Trader – Int’l Asset Management Firm

An International Asset Management Firm is seeking a Fixed Income Assistant Trader with Japanese language skills who can develop and manage daily operations including trade execution, performance measurement, and portfolio risk analysis for Corporate Bond and CMBS team. Support business planning, product development and client communications (in seeking new mandates.


  • Assess, develop and implement internal guidelines and standards regarding the processing and settlement of trades, performance measurement and portfolio maintenance.
  • Execute trades within guidelines with focus on economic and efficient trade execution in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Review any unmatched trades or system errors and discuss with the trading vendors (Bloomberg, Tradeweb, etc.).
  • Formulate investment strategies, plan investment activities, and report investment performance and status to senior management.
  • Monitor investment performance by conducting credit analysis of the funds.
  • Inspect financial records, compile and analyze data, prepare detailed reports for Head Office in Tokyo, and propose solutions to related issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Economics, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in financial services, with emphasis on bond market analysis, fixed income trading and fund management.
  • At least 2-3 years of portfolio administration experience within the financial services industry.
  • Strong command of MS Office software and advanced Excel; proficiency with Bloomberg and related automated research tools.
  • Detail oriented, analytical, highly organized team player with strong communication skills able to quickly identify and resolve discrepancies.
  • Fluency in Japanese and English required.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize work in a real-time environment with strong risk management and compliance awareness.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships with business units and other operational groups; a flexible team player able to adapt to change.