Baird | Wealth Management, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Investment Banking Offered by Baird

Now is a great time to join Fixed Income Capital Markets at Baird!   The Securitized Products (SP) team is looking for an organized and driven professional to join their business unit in New York City. 

As an associate supporting SP sales and trading, you will play a pivotal role in our established securities trading platform.   This is a great opportunity for a motivated and detail-oriented individual looking to enter the financial industry surrounded by a team of seasoned veterans on a midtown Manhattan trading floor.  A background in finance, economics, accounting, computer science or related fields is preferred, along with excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

As a Fixed Income Specialist, you will:

  • Oversee, input, and distribute auction calendar of client bonds.
  • Assist  tech colleagues on C#- based applications projects and troubleshooting.
  • Provide support to our SP sales and trading team, monitor market trends and assist with trade execution and settlement processes.
  • Coordinate dial-ins for client and team calls.
  • Facilitate the process of trader’s monthly marks on client positions.
  • Oversee, input, and distribute auction calendar of client bonds.
  • Aggregate relevant bond market data for internal systems.
  • Upload quarterly/monthly portfolio updates into Baird proprietary data bases.
  • Maintain deal files with relevant documents on primary bond issuances.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and uphold ethical standards at all times.
  • Utilize systems including Bloomberg, Microsoft Excel, Intex, and internal data base systems.

What makes this opportunity great:

  • Join an industry leader and work alongside our talented team in a fast paced and fun work environment.
  • Engage in a successful and mature business enabling you to grow as a professional.
  • Enhance your understanding of fixed income and the finance industry.
  • Work directly with a skilled team of seasoned associates passionate about achieving great results for clients and giving back to the communities where we live and work.
  • Contribute to a unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership.

What we look for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or Computer Science is ideal, but not required.
  • FINRA licensed (SIE, 7 and 63) or willingness to become licensed within 3 months of start date.
  • Excellent communication skills and possessing a team player approach.  Willingness and ability to work additional hours as needed to ensure work is completed in a timely fashion.  Attention to detail and a positive “can-do” attitude are a must.
  • Expert Microsoft Excel skills.  Have an understanding or willingness to learn standard industry tools (i.e., Bloomberg).
  • Coding acumen is a plus (SQL, VBA, C).
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously, often under pressure and/or short deadlines.
  • Organization and attention to detail is paramount.
  • Some industry experience is preferred, but not required.

Additional Details:

  • $60,000 - $80,000 annual salary
  • Bonus potential up to 15% of base salary
  • Compensation and bonus are commensurate with experience, performance and/or firm profitability.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • B/Well programs
  • Competitive bonding leave
  • HSA Contribution
  • FMLA
  • EAP
  • 10 paid holidays and competitive PTO package  
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement – 401k match and profit-sharing
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

Baird is committed to inclusion & diversity for our clients, our associates and the communities where we live and work. This commitment stems from our culture of integrity, genuine concern for others and respect for the individual. We view inclusion & diversity as an ongoing journey – one of shared responsibility, continuous improvement and a focus on progress. We invite you to join us as we work together to foster an environment where diversity unites rather than divides us. Learn more here.

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