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Top 50 Hedge Fund Trader Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Hedge Fund Trader. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Hedge Fund Trader resumes they appeared on. For example, 16.7% of Hedge Fund Trader resumes contained Execution Trader as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Hedge Fund Trader actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Hedge Fund Trader:

1. Execution Trader

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2. Client Portfolios

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3. Financial Consultant

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Here's how Financial Consultant is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Interacted with customers and financial consultants.

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4. Hedge Funds

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Here's how Hedge Funds is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Traded equities, options and bonds for Gabelli Hedge Funds.

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5. Equity

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Here's how Equity is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Traded and allocated long/short equity portfolio.
  • Manage a Statistical Arbitrage strategy, maintain & enhance it as well as develop new quantitative equity trading strategies.
  • Helped a former Montgomery Asset Management partner in his US equity hedge fund start-up.
  • Execute equity orders globally for the firm's Hedge Funds with significant discretion.
  • Assisted in the launch of a deep value equity oriented hedge fund.
  • Head trader for $300mil long/short equity portfolio.
  • Traded away equity orders to third market traders.
  • Processed mutual fund and equity trades.

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6. Multiple Fund Companies

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7. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Recognized for quality customer service from phone monitoring recording review.
  • Provided excellent customer service to internal and external clients.
  • Provided excellent customer service and communicated with outsourcing customers.
  • Responded promptly to all broker requests and provided excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Served on Mutual Fund Focus Groups who suggested and implemented ideas to improve customer service.
  • Received Outstanding Customer Service Award in 1998.
  • Provided account maintenance along with top notch customer service in addition to making any mutual fund trades a customer needed.
  • Earned "Excellence in Customer Service" award.

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8. Income Trades

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9. Bloomberg

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Here's how Bloomberg is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Performed critical maintenance of new & existing securities in multiple operational systems by using Bloomberg.
  • Trained and supervised two traders through shared use of Bloomberg trading terminal and influenced them in pursuing the CFA Charter.
  • Process Purchases and Redemptions of Mutual Fund assets via phone/fax/mail/Bloomberg with Mutual Fund companies.

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10. ETF

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Here's how ETF is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Developed algorithms for Commodities (Oil, Cooper and Gold), FX, ETF and Equities.
  • Traded ETF baskets based on NYSE floor position (long/short).
  • Produced industry marketing material and PowerPoint presentations for ETF road shows.
  • Consulted clients on mutual funds, UIT and ETF selection.
  • Reduced the desk's hedging costs significantly Analyzed reports from clearing firms and ETF companies to improve desk's pricing models.
  • Backtested various volatility strategies in equities and ETFs.

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11. Risk Management

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Here's how Risk Management is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Created and implemented technical trading system providing entry and exit alerts including risk management stop-loss alert.
  • Develop trading and risk management strategy to trade stocks, stock options, and VIX options.
  • Developed unique risk management model as an active part of trading and asset allocation.
  • Participate in weekly performance reviews with peers and risk management team.

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12. Nscc

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Here's how Nscc is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Assisted with the conversion of all securities to trade directly through the NSCC.
  • Ensured trades settled with the NSCC and confirmed accurate cash movement.

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13. AUM

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14. OTC

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Here's how OTC is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Communicated with floor and OTC brokers via phone and instant messenger to obtain market quotes, place and execute orders.
  • Traded listed, OTC, Bulletin Board Stocks

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15. Interest Rates

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Here's how Interest Rates is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Maintained relationships with counterparties with continual focus on improving margins and interest rates.

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16. Foreign Currency

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17. High Volume

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Here's how High Volume is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Respond to a high volume of correspondent inquiries regarding mutual fund trades.
  • Monitored high volume of NSCC trading, resolving rejected and problematic trades.
  • Research and analysis daily in high volume.

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18. New Accounts

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Here's how New Accounts is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Processed new accounts with all attendant paperwork, making certain procedures were followed to avoid any future discrepancies or problems.
  • Established new accounts and new funds.

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19. Nyse

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20. Technical Analysis

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Here's how Technical Analysis is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Utilized financial and technical analysis tools in order to make trading and investment recommendations.

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21. Customer Accounts

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Here's how Customer Accounts is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Reconciled customer accounts and payments due in a fast paced professional business setting.
  • Interacted extensively with Mutual Fund Companies in regards to customer accounts, mutual fund orders and settlement instructions.

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22. Nasdaq

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Here's how Nasdaq is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Traded NASDAQ and S&P e-mini futures contracts using CME Group's Globex terminal.

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23. CDS

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24. Federal Funds

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Here's how Federal Funds is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Conduct Federal Funds and Euro-currency funding.
  • Managed up to $500,000,000 in daily funds trading on the federal funds market.
  • Executed overnight US Federal funds to other banks overseas.

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25. Prime Brokers

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Here's how Prime Brokers is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Facilitate the movement and reconciliation of ALL wire movement in and out of perspective accounts across multiple Prime Brokers.

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26. Vwap

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Here's how Vwap is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Managed all positions for the CEO, performing all tasks required of an executions trader, including beating the VWAP.

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27. Market Data

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Here's how Market Data is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Provided stock market data, news, quotes, tax and retirement information.

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28. Asset Management

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29. Trade Corrections

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Here's how Trade Corrections is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Trade corrections resolving discrepancies between Mutual Fund providers and on-site back office operational system records.

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30. Asset Classes

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Here's how Asset Classes is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Speculate on vanilla/arb/CSO options, flat price/time spread/differential futures and swaps, and various custom strategies across energy asset classes.

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31. Client Documentation

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32. Trust Accounts

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Here's how Trust Accounts is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Registered trust accounts following strict company, industry and federal registration guidelines.
  • Assured all trust accounts are fully invested on a daily basis.

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33. Fundamental Analysis

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Here's how Fundamental Analysis is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Employed fundamental analysis to assist in acquiring and divesting of block positions.

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34. Phone Calls

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35. VBA

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36. Strict Confidentiality

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Here's how Strict Confidentiality is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Ensured strict confidentiality of client documentation.

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37. Powerpoint

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38. Company Management

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Here's how Company Management is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Attended investment conferences and participated in one-on-one meetings with company management.

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39. Ensure Accuracy

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40. Institutional Clients

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Here's how Institutional Clients is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Communicated directly with institutional clients and prospects regarding the Fund s strategy, performance and composition.

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41. OMS

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42. Brokerage Firms

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Here's how Brokerage Firms is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Investigated and resolved inquiry exceptions by communicating with various banks, brokerage firms and internal partners.
  • Investigated and resolved inquiries and exceptions by communicating with other partner areas, banks, fund companies and brokerage firms.
  • Established and augmented relationships with executing brokerage firms.Managed monthly data collection and research for investment communications.

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43. SEI

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44. Trade Settlement

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Here's how Trade Settlement is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Reviewed incoming and processed outgoing Federal Fund wires for trade settlements.
  • Used complex problem solving skills to reconcile trade settlement differences.

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45. Investment Strategies

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Here's how Investment Strategies is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Developed and implemented investment strategies for money market mutual funds totaling $5B.

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46. Conference Calls

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47. Advisory Accounts

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Here's how Advisory Accounts is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Corresponded with clients via email as well as phone regarding advisory accounts.

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48. External Customers

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Here's how External Customers is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Researched and resolved any errors or problems for internal and external customers.

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49. Client Relationships

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Here's how Client Relationships is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Cultivated client relationships by understanding their needs and tailoring solutions to meet investment goals.

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50. Daily Contact

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Here's how Daily Contact is used in Hedge Fund Trader jobs:
  • Discovered market changes that affect current positions through daily contact with repo and prime brokerage sales.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Hedge Fund Trader

Execution Trader

21.2%

Client Portfolios

11.1%

Financial Consultant

9.4%

Hedge Funds

9.4%

Equity

7.0%

Multiple Fund Companies

7.0%

Customer Service

5.0%

Income Trades

4.3%

Bloomberg

3.8%

ETF

3.1%

Risk Management

2.6%

Nscc

2.2%

AUM

2.2%

OTC

2.2%

Interest Rates

1.9%

Foreign Currency

1.7%

High Volume

1.7%

New Accounts

1.4%

Nyse

1.4%

Technical Analysis

1.4%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Hedge Fund Trader

Rank Skill
1 Execution Trader 16.7%
2 Client Portfolios 8.7%
3 Financial Consultant 7.4%
4 Hedge Funds 7.4%
5 Equity 5.5%
6 Multiple Fund Companies 5.5%
7 Customer Service 4.0%
8 Income Trades 3.4%
9 Bloomberg 3.0%
10 ETF 2.5%
11 Risk Management 2.1%
12 Nscc 1.7%
13 AUM 1.7%
14 OTC 1.7%
15 Interest Rates 1.5%
16 Foreign Currency 1.3%
17 High Volume 1.3%
18 New Accounts 1.1%
19 Nyse 1.1%
20 Technical Analysis 1.1%
21 Customer Accounts 1.1%
22 Nasdaq 1.0%
23 CDS 1.0%
24 Federal Funds 1.0%
25 Prime Brokers 1.0%
26 Vwap 0.8%
27 Market Data 0.8%
28 Asset Management 0.8%
29 Trade Corrections 0.8%
30 Asset Classes 0.8%
31 Client Documentation 0.8%
32 Trust Accounts 0.8%
33 Fundamental Analysis 0.8%
34 Phone Calls 0.8%
35 VBA 0.6%
36 Strict Confidentiality 0.6%
37 Powerpoint 0.6%
38 Company Management 0.6%
39 Ensure Accuracy 0.6%
40 Institutional Clients 0.6%
41 OMS 0.6%
42 Brokerage Firms 0.6%
43 SEI 0.6%
44 Trade Settlement 0.6%
45 Investment Strategies 0.6%
46 Conference Calls 0.6%
47 Advisory Accounts 0.6%
48 External Customers 0.6%
49 Client Relationships 0.6%
50 Daily Contact 0.6%
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