What does a Trading Assistant do?

Trading assistants perform a range of support tasks to assist a financial trader. This is a common way to receive training that can help the assistant become a certified trainer in the future. They prepare and process a variety of documents, perform data entry and analysis, and conduct basic accounting tasks. They also handle some client management duties including routine communications and status updates. They are responsible for maintaining compliance with all internal policies and applicable regulations and standards. They may also help generate new business by initiating contact with leads and potential clients.

Trading assistants have a high school diploma, although a bachelor’s degree is preferred by many employers. A background in financial services is helpful. They should have good customer service skills and have hands-on experience with data management tools and office software programs like Excel.

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Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Trading Assistant make near United States?

$99,328 /yr
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Trading Assistant Career Path

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Elgin Free Range ChickensElgin Free Range Chickens
Shop Assistant
Jun 23, 2023

“They do polygraphs to see if employee's are honest and reliable and I passed both”

Quality FoodQuality Food
Coffee Shop Assistant
Mar 27, 2021

“OT pay was nice but would have been better if I didn't have to do it every shift.”

Allied Electric Sign & AwningAllied Electric Sign & Awning
Shop Assistant
Mar 6, 2023

“The people I worked with were all great and I got along with them well.”

Shop Assistant
Jul 29, 2021

“i liked working at tesco because the pay was good and it was easy to get to work.”

Marks & SpencerMarks & Spencer
Shop Assistant
May 2, 2021

“they have supported me in my professional and personal development and enabled me to progress my career.”

Shop Assistant
Mar 6, 2023

“Luckily the people I worked with are quite nice but this job is not for everyone.”

Shop Assistant
Jan 5, 2023

“The pay was very good for the responsibilities I had while working at the store.”

Coffee Shop Assistant
Nov 14, 2022

“Learning platform Thrive very good lots of resources for people who want to learn something new or progress.”

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  • Portfolio Manager

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