Christopher Greeley Global Execution Trader
646-***-**** New York, NY 10016 email@example.com linkedin.com/in/christopher-greeley Licensed Trader with 10+ years of experience identifying and capitalizing on lucrative investment opportunities in US, European, and Asian real-time markets. Highly analytical, detail-oriented and adept at mitigating risks and maximizing returns through statistical analysis of market trends and economic conditions. Thrives in fast-paced, high-pressure environments requiring quick thinking, sound judgement, and decisive action. Articulate and engaging communicator with history of close and fruitful collaboration with investment teams. Areas of Expertise include:
Strategic Planning & Forecasting Trade Execution Risk Management
Process-Driven Trading Decisions Trade Reconciliation Networking & Partnerships
Investment Team Relationships International Trading Desk Trading All Instruments Professional Experience
AVATAR SECURITIES, New York, NY 2017 – Present
Execute trades and use price filters to track stock movements to measure order flow and market inefficiencies. Key Accomplishment:
Create and develop proprietary trading strategies by analyzing economic data on merger arbitrage, event-driven stock catalysts, and technical analysis. CAXTON ASSOCIATES ART ADVISORS, New York, NY 2002 – 2017 Global Execution Trader
Managed daily execution of up to 150M shares for $15B per side quantitative hedge fund. Traded $1B in nightly executions for real-time Asian and European portfolios. Steered soft dollar program to pay brokerage firms for services through commission revenue. Oversaw system generated internal orders in futures and trading; negotiated commissions. Built and maintained lasting relationships with sales and trading staff across sell-side firms. Managed onboarding process for new execution traders. Key Accomplishments:
Developed and implemented improved stock loan program, enabling savings on dividend withholdings.
Created new broker rating system to achieve overall best execution and determine which execution venues deserved larger share of order flow.
Elevated desk efficiency and quality of execution by applying execution systems and value-added trading tools such as Electronic Communication Networks (ECN’s), dark pools, floor brokers, crossing networks, and block traders to reduce per share commission cost and locate liquidity.
Designed new methods for transaction cost analysis to determine which execution methods performed best.
Recognized for successfully managing team and continuously trading for 48 hours following outage during Superstorm Sandy.
Initiated numerous improvements to order management system to optimize routing, increase order flow capacity, and reduce error risk. Invented execution algorithm to auto send large number of orders accurately.
Slashed commission costs by negotiating favorable terms, leveraging volume, and providing liquidity. Christopher Greeley Page 2
ZAHR TRADING, New York, NY 1999 – 2002
Proprietary Equity Trader, 2000 – 2002
Created and executed trades for range of financial instruments including stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, and derivatives to increase profit on company’s behalf. Key Accomplishment:
Employed statistical/merger/volatility arbitrage in collaboration with partners. Head Floor Clerk, NYMEX Commodities Options, 1999 – 2000 Reduced investment exposure through buying and selling futures for natural gas, crude oil, heating oil, gasoline, coffee, sugar, and cocoa in compliance with regulations. Key Accomplishment:
Contracted out by Zahr Trading, due to strong performance in NYMEX markets, to deliver trading services in natural gas sector for several other firms.
Education & Training
Bachelor of Science in Finance (Cum Laude), VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, Villanova, PA Licenses: Series 7, 63, 65
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