Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
Microsoft Office 2010, Bloomberg, FactSet, Charles River, InData, Instinet. RIT Alumni Career Coaching.
Senior Institutional Equity Trader, 01/2002 to Present
Wipro Ltd.Cupertino, CA,
  • Execution of buy and sell orders for securities, considering the size of the order, trading supply, the prevailing market conditions, best execution and the research budget.
  • Engage in trading for Small Cap Value portfolio valued at $1.6 billion.
  • Trade Large Cap Value equities for $1 billion fund.
  • Managed on-going (ex.
  • rebalancing) and ad-hoc (e.g.
  • raise cash) trading activity across all client accounts.
  • Execute equity transactions for $347 million high net worth portfolios.
  • Monitor daily performance and risk of the firm's actively managed investment strategies with Bloomberg and FactSet.
  • Track position specific news/events, conference calls and economic data and events.
  • Analyze financial statements and interpret economic trends.
  • Initiate, develop and maintain business relationships with trading desks, vendors, wire-houses and internal stakeholders.
  • Provide current market, economic and technical information and updates as well as external changes impacting trading activities to Portfolio Managers and Analysts.
  • Adhere strictly to compliance and operational risk controls in accordance with Company and regulatory standards, policies and practices; report control weaknesses, compliance breaches and operational loss events.
  • Negotiate execution prices when shown a bid or offer.
  • Establish commission rates with executing brokers.
  • Manage all trade allocations.
  • Recognize areas of weakness in the trading environment and create trading functions that allow for a more efficient trading environment.
  • Compile monthly commission reports for upper management breaking down into propriety research, Soft Dollar, CSA and Directed categories adhering to firm directives.
  • Utilize technical analysis in determining entry and exit points for equities.
Assistant Trader, 01/2000 to 01/2002
Monroe SecuritiesCity, STATE,
  • Enhanced customer relationships for increased order flow.
  • Managed order flow for equity traders at numerous sell side firms.
  • Reflected bids and offers to board members and officers of the firms Monroe made markets in.
  • Hit and took stocks in response to the current trading environment.
  • Identified and resolved position discrepancies throughout the day to minimize the firm's financial exposure.
  • Confirmed that all compliance procedures were fulfilled and adhered to on a per trade basis.
  • Developed and improved existing compliance measures to ensure that the required FINRA reporting policies were followed.
Account Manager, 01/1999 to 01/2000
Manning And Napier Investment Advisors IncCity, STATE,
  • Implemented investment decisions for individual client portfolios assigned, during a trading program and for individual situations.
  • Managed portfolios with Investment Policy Group's asset mix matrix and other guidelines for each statement of investment objective type.
  • Responded to inquiries from service representatives and client custodians.
OTC Trading Assistant/ Profit and Loss Analyst, 01/1996 to 01/1998
Lehman Brothers IncCity, STATE,
  • Provided operational support for the international and domestic NASDAQ trading desks.
  • Assisted on OTC trading desks.
  • Trained and supervised new employees.
  • Prepared daily, monthly and yearly Profit and Loss reports for Over the Counter trading desk.
  • Restructured and developed monthly analysis resulting in improved efficiency.
OTC Trade Support Representative/ Senior Account Specialist, 01/1994 to 01/1996
Dean Witter Reynolds IncCity, STATE,
  • Executed and filled orders for trading desk.
  • Answered broker dealer telephones and relayed orders to NASDAQ traders.
  • Performed ACT function to assure all trades with contra brokers matched.
  • Acted as liaison between OTC Department and FINRA to resolve reorganization and corporate action issues.
  • Prepared weekly and monthly FOCUS reports for the corporate accounting department.
: , Expected in May 2012
Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY
MBA: Business Administration, Expected in
Saunders College of Business - ,
Bachelor of Arts: Finance and Government, Expected in May 1993
Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, NY
Finance and Government
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School Attended

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Saunders College of Business
  • Skidmore College

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  • Senior Institutional Equity Trader
  • Assistant Trader
  • Account Manager
  • OTC Trading Assistant/ Profit and Loss Analyst
  • OTC Trade Support Representative/ Senior Account Specialist


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Arts

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