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Vice President, Interest Rates Derivatives Trading – MUSA

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  • Requisition # 35503
  • Job Type Day
  • Location New York, NEW YORK
  • Date Posted 07/14/2021

Your potential. Your opportunity.

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2020).In the Americas, we’re 13,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, developing positive relationships built on integrity and respect. It’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. We’re a team that accepts responsibility for the future by asking the tough questions and owning the solutions. Join MUFG and be empowered to make your voice heard and your actions count. 

MUFG Securities EMEA plc., MUFG Securities (Europe) N.V., MUFG Securities Americas Inc., MUFG Securities (Canada), Ltd. and MUFG Securities Asia Limited under Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd aim to provide an internationally integrated securities operation offering best in class service and products to corporate and institutional clients and those of the MUFG group.

Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (MUSA) provides investment banking and brokerage products and services to institutional clients throughout the Americas. MUSA, is headquartered in New York and is active throughout the international capital markets, focusing on fixed income, debt, equity, derivatives and structured products. 

Job Summary:

The Interest Rates Trading VP will be responsible for market making for MUFG institutional and corporate clients.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Main focus on USD & Canadian Interest Rate & Cross Currency Swap; in addition to the derivatives products, expected to trade UST, Government of Canada with FX hedges.
  • Manage risk across a portfolio of interest rates derivatives within the firms risk appetite.
  • Trader is expected to work closely with desk strategist and sales to understand the objectives of their clients and how MUFG can assist in attaining those objectives.
  • Pitch trade ideas to clients and provide relevant analysis and trading color to support recommendations.
  • Work closely with sales team and provide market color, views and intelligence to help them assess market conditions.
  • Work closely with global sales and trading to help build and expand the firm’s USD interest rates franchise including participating in daily market commentary calls as well as participating in client engagements.
  • Pricing corporate and institutional clients (including the electronic trading system).
  • Provide analytic support. Identify, relative value trade ideas across rates products (carry trade, curve, PCA, duration vs. Euro dollar calendar spread, vol-adjusted roll, etc.).


Skills & Requirements:  

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; an advanced Master’s degree or an MBA is a decisive asset.
  • A minimum of 10+ years of relevant prior sell side or buy side work experience.
  • Proficient computer skills, including in MS Excel (including macros and pivot tables) and PowerPoint.
  • An in-depth understand of derivatives markets.
  • Strong collaboration skills and comfort working as part of a tight-knit sales and trading team.
  • A deep understanding of risk and how it applies to the derivatives business.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business.  We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category. 

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

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