Company | Flow Traders

Sector: Trading

Who are we?

Flow Traders is a principal trading firm founded in 2004. We are a leading global technology-enabled liquidity provider, specialized in Exchange Traded Products (ETPs). Flow Traders is at the intersection of finance, cutting-edge technology and scientific research. We are able to grow our organization further, thereby ensuring that our trading desks in Europe, the Americas and Asia provide liquidity across all major exchanges, globally, 24 hours a day. Financial markets have rapidly shifted from trading in the pit to algorithmic trading, and our business model has made us an entrepreneurial and competitive firm in the FinTech space. We use our principal technology platform to quote bid and ask prices in thousands of ETP listings. We are also active in other asset classes such as bonds, FX, cryptocurrencies and similar financial products. On top of that, we provide liquidity to institutional counterparties off-exchange across all regions!  

Flow Traders stays ahead of the competition by focusing on technology and niche competencies in markets where every second counts. This requires access to the best information and the ability to respond instantly. To achieve this, our team of software developers works in partnership with experienced traders to identify and execute tomorrow’s strategies, making Flow a daily pioneer in professional trading.  

Work for us

Because of the specific nature of the work-environment, we do not expect you to plunge headfirst into your new job. Instead, you will start by following in a three months intensive in-house training program that covers all the intricate details of the trading processes. As a member of an informal team, you will then gradually take on more responsibilities, start monitoring markets and only then start making split-second portfolio adjustments that are at the heart of our success. From trading to devising tactics, and from contributing to new tools to implementing actual programs: you help shape our trading strategies.  

What you need to success?  

University degree, preferably in (quantitative) Finance, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics or related.  

And there are a few things that all of our Traders have in common: They are very analytical (with strong affinity for number), they like to work in teams, they have very strong interest in the financial markets, they can take quick decisions under pressure and they are competitive.  

What are we going to do at the Business Orientation Days?

During our interactive presentation, you will gain more insight into the world of trading provided by a Trader and Recruiter. This is your chance to ask all your questions and to find out what a day in the life of a trader is like. Our Trader will provide a mini lecture on ETFs and will share information about our core-business with you. You will also learn about our company culture, cutting edge technology and how you can become a trader yourself!  

At the end of the in-house day, we will play a trading game. The trading game is an exciting opportunity to compete with your fellow students and see if you may have what it takes to become a trader. Your mathematical and analytical skills will be put to the test. We will end the in-house day with a math test, the second round in our recruitment process. 

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