Rising Stars 2016 – Call for entries

Entries are now open for The Trade’s annual Rising Stars of Trading scheme with the scope of the programme expanded for 2016.

In 2016, The Trade will once again run its Rising Stars of Trading scheme and this year the scheme will have lists drawn up for North America and Europe.

Building on last year’s successful programme in London, the decision was taken to extend the scheme to traders working in the USA and Canada.

The Trade’s Rising Stars of Trading scheme is an opportunity to recognise up-and-coming talent working in a trading or trading support function at asset managers, hedge funds or retail stockbrokers.

The list of 40 individuals is drawn up each year following extensive market research with industry leaders on the sell-side and buy-side and verified with interviews with those in the running to evaluate their credentials.

To qualify for consideration, individuals must be aged under 40 years of age as at 31 December 2016 and be working in a trading function at an asset management, wealth, technology, or life group.

Consideration will be given to their day-to-day role in the business, career path to date, involvement in industry initiatives, volunteer or mentoring work, public speaking duties and academic success in a professional examination scheme.

Successful candidates will be announced in the Q3 edition of The Trade and subsequently announced on The Trade News website.  Those who make the list will be invited to collect an award at the presentation event in New York or London in October (US) or November (Europe).

Those making the shortlist will be invited to an exclusive networking drinks reception to celebrate their success.

It is an invitation-only event and an opportunity for the stars of the future to meet other impressive professionals with whom they might share their career trajectory.

Following the event, those shortlisted will be included in the ‘Ones To Watch’ section of this year’s TRADE 100 Handbook, which is scheduled to publish at the end of 2016.

Click page 2 for the entry guidelines

1. All applicants must be under the age of 40 as at 31 December 2016.

2. All nominees must be working in a trading or post-trade role at an asset management group, hedge fund or stockbroker in an office located in North America or Europe.

3. Individuals can nominate themselves or can be nominated by friends or colleagues.

4. The deadline for submissions is FRIDAY 19 AUGUST 2016.

5. Those being considered for the shortlist may be asked to conduct a short telephone interview to build on the information submitted in the initial information round.

6. Shortlisted individuals should be available to attend the presentation evening on 19 October 2016 (New York, US) or 17 November 2016 (London, UK).

7. The judging panel is seeking evidence that those shortlisted are the leaders of the future. The scheme aims to identify individuals who have the potential and aptitude to be the chief executives and chief investment officers of the future. We would expect the majority to be senior dealers in the medium-term at the very least.

8. Credit will be given for career progression, peer recognition, corporate contribution, volunteering and mentoring work, among other attributes.

9. At the editor’s discretion, candidates may be shortlisted for awards in both the Rising Stars and Leaders In Trading schemes, which take place on the same evening.

10. Successful nominees will be included in next year’s TRADE 100 handbook.

11. Those who require further information, should contact Joe McGrath on 020 7397 3819 or email joe.mcgrath@information-partners.com.

Good luck!