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Equity Trader, Options Trader

Location:
United States
Posted:
November 02, 2010
Email:
y2bspe@r.postjobfree.com
Contact Info:
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PATRICK BELL

** ******** ******, *** *******, California 94960

415-***-****

EXPERIENCE

BTIG LLC, San Francisco, CA

Vice President - Outsource Equity and Options Trader January 2006 - July 2010

* Acted as buy side trader for hedge fund clients by executing orders per portfolio manager's instructions, alerted the portfolio manager to portfolio relevant trading opportunities, news and general market color

* Increased option trading volume significantly with inactive hedge fund clients by educating them on the advantages of an options overlay strategy and then executing and managing the appropriate option strategies

* Managed sell side relationships and soft dollars for hedge fund clients by directing orders to various brokers to enable access to firm's research and conferences

* Wrote daily pre and post- market commentary summarizing the day's market highlights and catalysts and sent to all firm's clients

* Covered western half of US as sole TradeSave (BTIG's electronic trading platform) sales representative from Jan. '06 until Sep '06, opening 12 previously uncovered accounts in 9 months with the product having never been actively marketed before

* Advised on product development and marketing strategies

A.K. LIMITED, San Francisco, CA

Proprietary Trader December 2002 - December 2005

* Managed a proprietary trading account employing a market neutral, relative value pairs trading strategy

* Utilized quantitative and technical filtering model to identify prospective pairs that would offer the highest probability of a near term, small percentage mean reversion

* Oversaw all aspects of risk management and compliance with firm's policies

SOLE PROPRIETOR, San Francisco, CA

Options Market Maker, Member of the Pacific Exchange November 1989 - December 2002

* Made markets and provided liquidity in all market conditions in the options of many underlying equities

* Managed multi-layered portfolio risk including: Delta, Gamma, Theta, Vega, Rho and effective hedging of these variables while competing for trades in an extremely competitive environment

* Managed margin requirements for the account to make sure it was in compliance with Regulation T and clearing firm policies

* Averaged annual returns of 150% (pre-multiple listing)

* Pacific Exchange seat owner

RESNICK TRADING, San Francisco, CA

Market Technician July 1989 - November 1989

* Assisted in hedging a large options portfolio by identifying optimal buy/sell points to get delta neutral

CHARLES SCHWAB, San Francisco, CA

Options Liaison. Registered Representative July 1987 - November 1989

COAST OPTIONS, San Francisco, CA

Institutional Options Phone Clerk September 1986 - July 1987

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA June 1986

B.A. Political Science

Member of Cal Rugby Team

SECURITIES LICENSES

Series 7, 63, 55