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First Manhattan Co. is looking to grow its Trading Operations team. This position will initially focus on back-office operations, including reconciliations, clearing and settlements of trades, and real-time interaction with the Firm’s traders. After a trial period of employment, the responsibilities of this role could expand to general trading activities and assisting senior traders.


  • Four-year college degree with a focus in Business, Mathematics, or Computer Science.
  • General knowledge related to the trading of public securities with a focus on equities.
  • Understanding of back-office functionality, with a particular emphasis on trade reporting, clearing, and settlements.
  • Must be a high-energy team player with a positive attitude, determination, and dedication to both the role and the Trading Desk's broader team responsibilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask with accuracy while maintaining a sense of professionalism.
  • Immaculate attention to detail and confidence in managing and interpreting technical data.
  • Ability to proactively identify problems or potential risks and provide solutions within established back-office and trading systems.
  • Superior communication skills and the ability to collaborate with Trading Desk staff and supervisors.
  • Strict adherence to regulatory and in-house compliance requirements.
  • Advanced computer literacy with strong proficiency in Excel required.
  • Candidate has ideally either been trained on an equities trading desk on the sell-side or has been in a back-office/operations role on a buy-side equities trading desk.

Required licenses or Certifications

  • Series 7, 63, and 57 licenses (or be able to pass all three exams within the first three months of employment).
  • Certification or proficiency in Bloomberg preferred.


  • 2–5 years

Compensation Range:

  • $85,000- $95,000
  • Offered benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and participation in the Firm's 401(k) plan along with a generous match.

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