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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Jersey City, New Jersey

Salary: $140K - $160K

Lord Abbett is a leading asset manager serving clients worldwide. Our purpose—securing a sustainable future for our clients, our people, and our world—fuels everything we do. Our clients trust us to manage approximately $200 billion in assets across a diverse set of investment strategies and vehicles. Inspired by our “dream big, work hard, have fun” principle, our people thrive in our vibrant culture and deliver lasting impact to our clients and communities. We are honored to have earned recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments and scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, a measure of LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

Job Overview:
Lord Abbett is looking to add an Equity Trader to analyze and trade cash equities, convertible securities, and equity derivatives across all investment products.

We’ll trust you to:

  • Fulfill our fiduciary responsibility to strive for best execution on all transactions
  • Identify investment opportunities and recommend investment ideas to all relevant portfolio managers
  • Proactively interact with PMs and Research Analysts while evaluating investment ideas and opportunities
  • Gather and disseminate relevant market intelligence to investment teams
  • Determine and convey market dynamics to contribute to investment performance
  • Proactively interact with fellow fixed income and equity traders to promote collaboration and market awareness
  • Shared responsibility in providing periodic coverage for our international equity traders
  • Continuously evaluate the market to discover ways to add value through alternative trading tools and products
  • Manage and enhance counter-party relationships

You’ll need to have:

  • 5+ years of trading experience in equities and/or convertibles/equity derivatives
  • International equity trading experience preferred
  • Deep market knowledge with relative value skills
  • Proficient in Bloomberg, Kynex, electronic trading platforms, Microsoft Excel
  • Buy-side experience preferred; sell-side experience may be considered
  • Rigorous academic background
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, CFA or MBA is a plus
  • Passion for investing
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Intellectually curious
  • Strategic thinker
  • Team player

Why Lord Abbett?

Lord Abbett is a leading global independent, privately held investment management company. We are active managers and invest where we believe we have a repeatable edge and can deliver alpha for our clients. Our vision is to be the most respected asset manager in the world, admired for our people, our performance, our relationships, and our organizational agility. This inspires the three pillars of our culture.

  • Principles-Led – We empower our leaders to create an environment of trust.
  • Performance-Oriented – We inspire our people to embody our values, excellence, responsibility, transparency & collaboration.
  • Purpose-Driven – Embraces our mission: Securing a sustainable future for our clients, people, and world.

We are honored to have earned recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments and scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, a measure of LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

Compensation Information: Annual base salary for this role is $140,000 – $160,000. Salary is estimated for this role. Actual pay may be different.Discretionary Bonus: Role may be eligible to receive an annual discretionary bonus. Discretionary bonuses are determined by several factors including, but not limited to, firm, team, and individual performance. Benefits: Lord Abbett is committed to offering a competitive total rewards package to all eligible employees. Offerings include competitive total compensation, retirement plans, competitive health and well-being plans.

Lord Abbett is an equal employment opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, caregiver status, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. All employment decisions at Lord Abbett are based solely on the applicant’s relevant experience, skills and qualifications.