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Securities Trader at Lincoln Financial in Philadelphia, PA

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Alternate Locations: Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #41843

About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $222 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2015.


The Role

The Securities Trader  position is located within the LFN Investment Services business unit ; a highly visible, fast paced team responsible for providing trade execution, involving equities, fixed income, options and mutual fund transactions.  Position supports oversight in margin activity, corporate actions, execution quality review, and trade reporting



  • Executes agency and principal trades in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, UITs, and options
  • Helps ensure both firm and representative compliance by observing and abiding by securities regulations
  • Maintains a broad knowledge base of the securities industry including:  regulatory and market events, investment products, operational processes, operational methodologies and technology
  • Develops a strong understanding of customer service and provides assistance to both registered representatives, investment advisors and retail clients related to LFN policies, products, and trading procedures
  • Determines optimal order routing venues to ensure best execution
  • Follows risk management procedures and has the ability to quickly assess and take action to minimize customer and firm risk
  • Reviews trades to ensure trade execution quality
  • Investigates, researches, and corrects issues related to trading and account activity
  • Educates and trains registered representatives and their clients by determining their true needs, provides alternative solutions when necessary, and effectively explains the specific details of each product, process, or service
  • Assist internal operations departments by providing back-up support, coordinating processors to expedite transfers, settlements, research, and complex problem resolution
  • Establishes and builds partnerships with registered representatives of all distribution groups, clearing firm, and product sponsors
  • Resolves registered representative concerns by obtaining details, identifying most efficient method of handling, and evaluating risks to all parties before taking action



  • Undergraduate degree or 4+ years work experience that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position
  • Series 7 required
  • State licensing required
  • Series 24 preferred



  • 3-5 years’ experience in the financial services industry that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities desirable
  • A demonstrated track record of consistently meeting and/or exceeding performance expectations
  • Demonstrates superior customer service, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Demonstrates professionalism and leadership capabilities
  • Maintains a positive attitude while dealing with daily pressures and challenges
  • Analytical skills and close attention to detail is necessary to perform daily responsibilities
  • Ability to multitask between daily and weekly work assignments
  • Adapts quickly in a changing work environment
  • Ability to work independently in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills





This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.


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