top of page

GBP Flow Rates Trader

Company/ Firm Name



London, UK

Published Date

27 January 2023

About the job:

Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

Department overview

Nomura's Global Markets Division handles client transactions for financial institutions, corporates, governments and investment funds around the world. We act as market makers, trading in fixed income products, including currencies, interest rates and credit in cash, derivatives and structured products. We have taken market-leading positions across the globe by leveraging the strength of our talent, client relationships and technology.

By developing strong relationships with our client base through consistent interaction, independent advice and pre-eminent access to Asia, we have built a powerful global franchise across interest rates, currency and credit products. Our client services cover both high-volume flow products and carefully tailored structured solutions. We have adapted to the changing financial landscape to build a client centric focus differentiated by innovation, electronic and service excellence and market-leading derivatives capabilities.

Key objectives critical to success

This opportunity is for an Analyst level hire into the Interests Rates trading desk. The role will initially focus on analysing trades and risks, developing spreadsheets and processes that the desk uses to price, market-make and risk manage, moving on to dealing with operational processes around trading (like expiries / exercises of options) with a career progression that ultimately will lead to trading / market making or taking ownership of pricing of complex options.

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required

  • Python / coding skills

  • Strong excel skills

  • Interest / experience in trading

  • Demonstrate interest in economics / macro

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Highly energetic with an entrepreneurial mindset

  • Self-starter

  • Proven ability to learn and understand new concepts

  • Willingness to go the extra-mile when required

  • Excellent prioritization and decision making skills

Nomura competencies

Culture & Conduct

  • Aware of own impact in working environment, gets involved

  • Maintains a respectful attitude

  • Practices high degree of professionalism

  • Initiates own development

Client-Centricity & Business Acumen

  • Demonstrates understanding of product / client service

  • Responsive, accountable to clients

  • Detail orientated

  • Offers options / solutions

Strategy & Innovation

  • Stays up to date with divisional and firm-wide strategy

  • Shows initiative

  • Open to new ways of thinking / working

  • Provides logical rationale to support decision making

  • Knows when to escalate and acts accordingly

  • Flexible, adapts to changes in methods, approaches and objectives

Leadership & Collaboration

  • Proactive in management of own performance year

  • Offers help to new team members

  • Recognizes and encourages positive contributions of others

  • Offers to assist when others need support

  • Seeks to collaborate with others

  • Willingly performs a variety of roles as work requires

  • Speaks up to resolve conflicts

Communication & Connectivity

  • Speaks / writes clearly

  • Aware of own non-verbal behaviour

  • Conveys a positive image

  • Demonstrates active listening

  • Builds strong relationships

  • Shares information, keeps people informed

Execution & Delivery

  • Maintains can-do attitude

  • Sees tasks to completion

  • Manages day-to-day work

  • Prioritizes / meets deadlines

  • Asks questions to gain understanding

  • Responds positively to feedback, makes appropriate changes

Right to Work 

The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers from outside the EEA coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the EEA (who require a Tier 2 (General) visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy from inside the EEA.

Please contact us if you are visiting our offices and require any form of personal assistance or physical adaptations to be provided for your appointment. A member of staff will be happy to help.

bottom of page