• Fixed Income Trader - Investment Grade

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    Jersey City
  • Overview

    About Lord Abbett:


    Founded in 1929, Lord Abbett is an independent firm with a singular focus on the management of money. Over the course of our history, we’ve earned a sterling reputation for our leadership, influence, and innovation in the asset management industry. Today, our independent perspective, our commitment to active management, and our intelligent product design continue to make us relevant to individual and institutional investors.


    From the very beginning, we’ve recognized that our people are our greatest asset. As an investment-led, investor-focused firm, we value intellectual curiosity, teamwork, and collaboration across the organization.


    We’re looking for people with a keen interest in working for a trusted leader in the asset management industry, a desire to expand their knowledge, and a passion for delivering a client experience that exceeds expectations.

    Now that you know our history, are you ready to be a part of our future?


    Job Overview:


    Lord Abbett is looking to add a Fixed Income trader to analyze and trade investment grade corporate bonds and derivatives across all investment products.


    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Fiduciary responsibility of striving for best execution on all transactions
    • Identify investment opportunities and recommend investment ideas to all relevant portfolio managers
    • Proactively interact with credit research analysts while evaluating investment ideas and opportunities
    • Gather and disseminate market intelligence to investment teams
    • Continuously interact with fellow fixed income traders to promote collaboration and market awareness
    • Continuously evaluate the market to discover ways to add value through alternative trading tools and products
    • Manage and enhance counter-party relationships



    • 7-10+ years of trading experience in investment grade corporate bonds and derivatives in a buy-side role
    • Deep market knowledge with relative value skills
    • Proficient in Bloomberg, electronic trading platforms, Microsoft Excel
    • Rigorous academic background
    • Sell-side experience is a plus
    • Bachelor's Degree required, CFA or MBA is a plus


    Personal Characteristics Required: 

    • Strong analytical skills
    • Strong communication skills
    • Passion for investing
    • Intellectually curious
    • Strategic thinker
    • Team player



    Lord Abbett is an equal employment opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, caregiver status, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.   All employment decisions at Lord Abbett are based solely on the applicant’s relevant experience, skills and qualifications.


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