Senior Trader/Portfolio Manager

Job Description

Grasshopper Asset Management, a subsidiary of Grasshopper, is expanding and we seek an experienced Senior HFT Trader or Portfolio Manager to join our team and help drive the success of our trading operations in Japan OSE / TSE, Singapore SGX, Malaysia Bursa, Thailand SET, or USA CME Futures, Australia ASX, Taiwan TWSE, India NSE / BSE. 

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in high-frequency trading and portfolio management, with a deep understanding of financial markets and the ability to make informed and timely decisions.



  • Develop and execute high-frequency or intraday trading strategies (with < 24h holding period) in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Manage and optimize trading algorithms and systems, utilizing quantitative analysis to identify and capitalize on market opportunities

  • Collaborate closely with our trading, research, and technology teams to develop and refine trading models and strategies

  • Monitor market conditions and adjust trading strategies as necessary to stay ahead of changing trends and dynamics

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and best practices in risk management

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Professional experience in high-frequency trading or portfolio management, with a strong track record of success, with a P&L of > USD 2mil/year

  • Own or operate successful alphas/strategies, and be willing to bring them over to Grasshopper

  • Experience with index roll or index arb strats may be considered

  • Deep knowledge of financial markets and trading technology, with experience trading in Japan OSE or TSE, Singapore SGX, Malaysia Bursa, Thailand SET, USA CME Futures, Australia ASX, Taiwan TWSE or India NSE or BSE.

  • Candidates with professional trading experience in Hong Kong HKEX, China SHFE or DCE, Korea KRX, may also be considered

  • Exceptional quantitative and analytical skills, with the ability to use data and models to drive trading decisions

  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex trading strategies and market insights to both technical and non-technical stakeholders

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field

The kind of people who thrive in Grasshopper

About Grasshopper

Grasshopper is an Asian proprietary trading firm and liquidity provider competing on the global stage. Our cutting edge in-house technology puts us at the forefront of developments in electronic trading. An unbroken record of consistency and profitability is underpinned by firm values of curiosity, empowerment and flexibility that guide our future success.

At Grasshopper, you will be working in a diverse and dynamic environment with a flat hierarchy. With 65 employees and 15 nationalities working in an open office, communication is essential to performance. To keep our edge as the “small giant” of proprietary trading, we give employees a high level of autonomy and encourage them to get creative, take risks, make mistakes and learn from them.

We Value You

We respect and listen to all our employees. You will get the chance to make an impact by having your voice heard by everyone, including the management.

We are in the business of developing people. We focus on substance and delivery - as long as you perform and communicate, you will be recognized and rewarded. We are dedicated to supporting our staff and ensuring they develop professionally and holistically to maximize their potential.

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