Fixed Income Trader - US Rates

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Date: Dec 10, 2018

Location: LOS ANGELES, CA, US, 90025

Company: Capital Group

Req ID:  22041
Experience Level:  
Other Location(s): New York (NY)   

Come grow with us

At Capital Group, how we work is defined by shared values that include absolute integrity, respect and collaboration. But it’s more than that. It’s smart and highly driven people united in purpose to serve our investors and one another.

Bring your energy and unique perspective to Capital and you’ll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. You’ll be part of a team that genuinely cares about helping you succeed. You’ll work alongside talented colleagues, many of whom build long careers while progressing through multiple roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our communities. In return for your contributions, you’ll receive premier compensation and benefits, and a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous.


The Fixed Income Group is seeking an experienced bond trader for its U.S Rates desk, who will be responsible for identifying investment opportunities and transacting in the US Rates market.  The trader will work with 4 rates traders, located in Los Angeles and London.  Capital Fixed Income Investors (CFII) has been managing fixed-income strategies since 1973 and has over $320bn in assets under management.  We have an experienced team of 32 traders in Los Angeles, London, Singapore and New York. This position can be based in Los Angeles or New York.

Primary responsibilities/essential functions:

  • Investigates and identifies investment opportunities in the US Rates market, generating long term trading strategies and executing trades on a daily basis.
  • Analyzes market data and risk to inform Fixed Income investment and trading process.
  • Works with technologists to develop and monitor portfolio risk reports and security models to enable and influence real-time trading decisions.
  • Stays up to date on industry trends, securities and regulatory issues and may publish updates on market developments, market moves, interest rate developments and/ or federal policy for Capital’s Fixed Income investment group.
  • Build and maintain strong internal and external relationships, with investment group colleagues and sell side counter-parties
  • Collaborate with Capital’s investment professionals worldwide to discuss market trends and investment strategies 
  • Liaise with Investment Operations and other fixed income business units to maintain order flow integrity, monitor risk and improve communication
  • Perform additional responsibilities and undertake special projects as assigned


  • 5-10 years prior Rates trading experience with knowledge of derivatives, volatility and cross-market rates relative value
  • Self-starter and team player with excellent communication skills
  • Proficient with Excel and other analytical tools
  • Able to work calmly, flexibly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong relationship building and negotiation skills
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in business, economics or other quantitative major



Company Overview:
Founded in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world’s largest and most trusted investment management companies and home to the American Funds. We manage more than US$1.7 trillion in assets, and our 7,500 associates make our clients their first priority every day. When we do our job right, millions of investors around the world fulfill their dreams and financial goals, from home ownership and higher education, to a comfortable retirement. Our long-term investment results and outstanding service set us apart from our competitors, while our workplace sets us apart from other employers. 
We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

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