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Head of Crypto Trading | 100% | Location: Zurich

May, 2018



acture capital at a glance


acture capital has been founded with the vision to become a global crypto trading / asset management powerhouse based on our proprietary algo engines which have delivered outstanding returns in the fiat market over the last decade. acture capital is well positioned to address the opportunity in a variety of dimensions:


  • TRADING AND PREDICTION EXCELLENCE: acture’s proprietary algorithmic models combined with Themis, our proprietary AI engines enable us to capture short-, mid- and long-term trends in high volatility markets


  • STRONG PROVEN TRACK RECORD: Our algorithmic engines have been constantly enhanced during the last 10 years and have delivered outstanding returns in fiat markets on a constant basis


  • YEAR-LONG EXPERIENCE: Our team combines a strong capital markets, crypto and IT expertise dedicated to providing above market standard services


  • PASSION AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: We at acture capital are passionate about new technologies and see every mandate as a trusted and long-lasting partnership. We are dedicated to achieving your financial goals while delivering the next level of asset management.


Do you feel ready?



What are your responsibilities?


In this position, you will be heading our crypto trading desk in Zurich. Additional to managing and building up our team you will be monitoring our flow and will be managing our risk positions on a daily basis. In addition, you will be responsible to:


  • Study and analyze the market conditions and conduct a detailed research on the financial, social, and economic data and information

  • Buy and sell crypto assets by utilizing short- / mid- and long-term algorithmic trading models

  • Recommend ideas and suggestions in order to improve the present algorithms or help in the creation of new ones

  • Design potential strategies related to trading and determine a course of action that needs to be taken

  • Evaluate the risk involved and make appropriate decisions and prepare the relevant reports

  • Constantly monitor and review the transactions to verify their accuracy and ensure that they are in conformance with the rules and regulations of the governing organizations


We expect an individual capable of taking ownership with a lets-do-it-mentality that is able to challenge and to promote his team members.



What are the key job requirements?



  • 10+ years of applicable trading experience in a capital markets environment

  • MBA or similar advanced degree preferred


Knowledge/Skills (job function, technical, computer, language)

  • Proven subject matter expertise in trading required

  • Topic expertise or experience in technology is a strong plus

  • Global experience is a plus

  • Strong working knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel, Word

  • Fluent in English (verbal and written); Additional languages a plus

  • Experience in managing teams and stakeholders, and an orientation towards achieving results


Job requirements/work environment (including travel, physical demands if applicable)

  • Traveling within Switzerland might be required



Which key competencies do we expect? 


Technical and functional expertise desired 

  • Strong quantitative analysis skills and related experience

  • Strong background in crypto/coin economics is a plus

  • Financial/statistical modeling experience

  • Familiarity with key concepts and trends in technology


Problem-solving, analytical skills and decision making

  • Consultative skill set, including a track record of providing unique and innovative insights across multiple areas

  • Curiosity and persistence in identifying issues

  • Interest in learning and enhancing skills in all functions

  • Ability to grasp complex issues and to look beyond the obvious

  • Ability to independently resolve complex issues/problems – assigning competent resources in due time to assist in case of need

  • Demonstrates both strong analytical and big-picture capabilities in problem-solving approaches


Communication, interpersonal and teaming skills 

  • Proven ability to work successfully within a cohesive and matrixed team environment

  • Strong interest in international business and cultures

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Comfortable interacting with and influencing of people at all levels within the organization

  • Ability to build relationships and foster an environment of trust at all levels of the organization, while still maintaining a high degree of independence

  • Ability to anticipate and resolve conflicting interests by way of seeking collaborative approaches and by promoting agreeable solutions


Work management, organization and planning

  • Ability to focus on the most critical issues with the highest impact on the organization and business needs

  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently and to take an initiative

  • Strong ability to multi-tasking and to keep multiple topics moving with minimal direction

  • Ability to translate large, complex issues/objectives into effective work plans

  • Proven success in working effectively with significant ambiguity and fluctuating priorities and constraints


Leadership, impact and change

  • Ability to drive impact in complex & dynamic scenarios involving robust communication, change management and influence

  • Ability to influence across the organization, effectively leading our trading desk, originating ideas and championing in gaining commitment


Values and ethics 

  • Professional, impartial and independent attitude with a high degree of integrity

  • Strong commitment to confidentiality



What do we offer?


acture capital is a small but dynamic crypto asset management powerhouse in which you can advance fast depending on your results.

We at acture capital strongly believe that we excel with our people, therefore we are committed to enabling our people to grow. You will be part of a team striving for excellence in which you can advance to the best of your abilities.





Non-discrimination statement

acture capital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable.

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