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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: New York City, New York

Salary: $120K - $160K

American Century Investments® is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, the firm’s 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations, and individual investors, offering a wide range of investment strategies across a variety of investment disciplines. We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global growth equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives, and ETFs. Privately controlled and independent, we focus solely on investment management. This empowers us to align our decisions with client expectations and concentrate on their long-term money management needs. Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividends—more than $1.8 billion — to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute’s work of uncovering the causes, treatments, and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer.

Global Fixed Income Trader – Job Description

The Global Fixed Income Trader is responsible for the execution of trades for ACI Fixed Income Portfolio Managers. The team executes trades in fixed income, currencies, and derivatives. Main goals are to provide best execution to all clients, and to deliver quality market intelligence that is alpha generative. We are looking for a candidate with a background in Fixed Income and FX trading to join the team in New York as a Trader that focuses on FX and EM.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage the execution of cash bond and derivatives across DM rates, EM credit and SOVS, EM local, and FX in both OTC and listed products.
  • Serve as lead trader for EM while functioning as a multi-asset trader on all other products.
  • This seat is on an execution desk that requires strong communication with fellow traders to ensure all orders are executed correctly.
  • High level of engagement with PMs on market color, technicals, fund flows and liquidity.
  • Collaborate with ACI departments on enhancing standard processes in OPS, Legal and compliance, IT, Data and other areas.
  • Develop strong relationships with ACI’s counterparties to enhance liquidity, strategy and primary.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, or other business-related field is required. MBA, CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), or CAA (Chartered Asset Allocator) desirable.
  • Minimum 2 years of trading experience in Fixed Income/FX.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with strong people skills.
  • Be a brand ambassador for ACI.
  • A highly detail oriented individual.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, filter information overflow at all times. Be able to handle pressure in a fast paced environment.
  • Ownership of execution outcomes and decision making which includes timing of trades and strategy.
  • Desire to work as part of a high performing team that generates ideas on execution strategies, market color, and firm wide projects.
  • Willing to work in the office 3-5 days a week
  • Exhibits the American Century Investments Winning Behaviors: Client Focused, Courageous and Accountable, Collaborative, Curious and Adaptable, Competitively Driven, Adheres to the highest ethical standards and business practices, and Supports a culture of compliance.

For NY and CA based candidates, the salary range for this role is $120,000.00 – $160,000.00. Actual offers are based on various factors including but not limited to a candidate’s location, skills, experience, and relevant education and/or training. This position is eligible for cash incentive providing the potential to earn more.

Additional Requirements:

Employees are required to be in the office on a scheduled frequency. Adherence to this schedule is essential to fulfilling the expectations of the role.

American Century Investments is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations. As such, American Century strives to provide a reasonable accommodation to any qualified individual under the ADA to perform essential job functions.

American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.

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