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Trading Analyst

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United Kingdom
Posted:
November 05, 2018

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KARAN KAPOOR, CQF

LONDON TEL: 079**-***-*** EMAIL: ac7l0a@r.postjobfree.com

SEEKING: JUNIOR TRADER / TRADING ASSISTANT / TRADING ANALYST

Calm, meticulous & dedicated Trading Professional with four years’ experience of global markets at leading names in investment banking and hedge fund trading. Applies entrepreneurial skills honed in set up and management of African renewable energy business to drive efficiency and profitability in trading operations.

Applies excellent system skills to refine risk and pricing tools. Leverages detailed understanding of products and markets backed by CQF qualification and traineeship with Amplify trading to identify and execute trade opportunities.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

Certificate in Quantitative Finance, 90%, Fitch Learning, 2017

Modules include: Building Blocks of Quantitative Finance, Quantitative Risk & Return, Equities & Currencies, Fixed Income.

Completed thesis project on time series analysis and co-integrating pairs using Python

Trader Traineeship, Amplify Trading, London, 2014

Underwent three-month training programme covering hands on experience of trade book, risk and volatility management, technical / chart analysis and global macro drivers of FICC markets. Won culminating trading competition.

BSc Maths, Business Management with Finance, Queen Mary University of London, 2009

Relevant modules: Financial Markets & Institutions, Futures & Options, Mathematical Finance, Investment Analysis, Strategy & Entrepreneurship

WORK EXPERIENCE

Koch Supply & Trading, London: Trading Analyst, Hybrid Product Control Nov 2016 - April 2018

Sole responsibility for trade execution and product control of six multi-asset Portfolio Managers covering Equities and FICC.

Bolstered trading efficiency through creation of P&L tool that enabled real time view of global trade positions. Moved all trade support infrastructure from US to UK and created position management database in SQL. Continuously process import and streamline activities for transparency and accessibility.

Ensured accuracy and efficiency of P&L and trade management from execution to settlement. Reviewed pricing models for FX and FI derivatives, monitored trade booking, confirmation and settlement processes, resolved breaks in timely fashion.

HSBC Investment Bank, London: Risk Analyst (Contract) Sept 2014 – Nov 2016

Assumed series of roles in Global Markets Risk and Compliance, developing broad understanding of market risk and regulatory requirements, including MiFID and Financial Crimes legislation.

Created and implemented central analysis tool to ensure compliance with global standards in trading of IR, FX and energy derivatives. Monitored structure of complex derivative products.

Reduced capital requirements through global unification of bank’s stress test models for market, wholesale and credit risk in line with PRA and EBA (SREP) guidelines. Project managed implementation of model inventory software.

KMDW, Nairobi, Kenya: Finance & Operations Manager June 2010 - Feb 2014

Joined transport wholesalers with initial remit to increase efficiency through review of finance and operational processes with particular focus on cost analysis. Went on to lead set up and management of high profile biodiesel project.

Led design, build and maintenance of biodiesel refinery that launched the company into renewable energy sector. Recruited, and trained ten-person team, managed import FX exposures. Became SME, lectured at local universities, joined Board of Kenya Bureau of Standards and Kenya Biodiesel Association.

Fidelity Investment Management (UK), London: Broker Dealer Dec 2009 – May 2010

Recruited into mutual fund trade execution role for team with growing institutional and retail client base; improved operational efficiency and raised client satisfaction through consistent levels of performance in trade execution.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Finance & Investment: shadowed a Quant Trader at the London Institute of Algorithmic Trading using python to develop and back test trade strategies based on statistical arbitrage.

CQF – Thesis on Equities pair trading strategy. Reviewing mean reversion & statistical testing (Augmented Dickey Fuller Test)

Sports & Hobbies: National competitor in Martial Arts (third degree brown belt), regular gym goer; Indian percussion musician; two time winner of the UK National Bhangra Competition; Founder and President of QMUL Punjabi Society.

Technical Skills: Include Python, SQL & VBA, derivative valuation (IRS and FX options), time series analysis, advanced Excel.



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