Head of Trading

  • ThinkMarkets
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 26/09/2022
Full time Executive Fintech Forex Management Trading

Job Description

ThinkMarkets is a global financial technology company, specializing in providing multi-asset trading solutions to thousands of clients around the world. With our flagship ThinkTrader platform, we make it available for our clients to trade the world 24-hours a day. Our mission is to bridge the gap between traders, investors, and platforms by allowing access to global markets and thousands of products thus providing our clients the ability to trade the world in the palm of their hand. We use the latest technologies to give traders seamless access to our proprietary trading platforms.

We are seeking a Head of Trading – UK to join our rapidly growing global workforce in London. This individual will act as the manager of our UK trading business and will be responsible for the positions, risk, and ultimately, the profitability of the regional office. You will be responsible for ensuring regulatory and internal compliance of all employees who are part of our UK trading operation, and for building a close relationship with management to consult on new and ongoing business decisions. A strong candidate will have strong numerical and analytical skills, sound commercial judgement, and solid knowledge regarding capital markets and trading architecture/environment.


  • Execute Margin FX, CFD, equity, and equity derivative transactions
  • Implement corporate risk management and trading desk policies and be responsible for the risk profile, execution, and profitability of the UK trading desk
  • Responsible for risk management of the global risk book during UK hours, working closely with overseas colleagues for hand overs of positions, exposure, and any outstanding client, partner, or liquidity issues
  • Efficiently monitor, identify, control, and resolve risk, as well as any trading related issues
  • Manage liquidity relationships
  • Maintain and improve price streams across asset classes, including internally constructed custom price feeds
  • Make recommendations to grow the business through expansion of product offering catered to the clients' appetite
  • Actively manage book exposure to ensure risk management goals are achieved
  • Demonstrate solid understanding of the retail market paradigm and identify possible abuse scenarios
  • Regularly provide a high-level overview of the UK trading desk operations to management
  • Work closely with the commercial team to make decisions on potential business in real time, assisting in the pricing and trading review of any significant potential partners, clients, or transactions
  • Actively contribute to the execution function in its assessment of liquidity and quantifying overall value add
  • Strong awareness of operational market developments and ensuring solid broker/counter-party relationships across electronic, high touch, and agency desks


  • Must have a degree in Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in Risk or Trading roles, ideally within the margin FX and CFD sector, as well as other derivative products and cash equities
  • Broad and thorough working knowledge of FX, CFD, and derivative products
  • Excellent quantitative skills, including derivatives pricing models, flow analysis and risk analysis
  • Experience with scripting and database languages (primarily Python and SQL)
  • Experience with FCA Transaction Reporting and Exchange Reporting
  • Strong decisiveness with the ability to process complicated information quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Strong understanding of operational risk, compliance, and appropriate regulations
  • Excellent documentation, communication, problem-solving, and cross-functional collaboration skills