Trader III/ Underwriter

Date: Jan 6, 2018

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Req ID: 36702 

Areas of Interest: Trading; Underwriting 

BOK Financial (BOKF), Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: BOKF) is a top 25 U.S.-based financial services holding company with operations in ten states – Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas/Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The company began more than 100 years ago in Tulsa and has successfully diversified into a variety of industries, businesses and geographies.                  .

BOK Financial Securities, a broker dealer subsidiary of BOK Financial, is seeking an experienced municipal underwriter and/or municipal trader. The candidate(s) will be responsible for pricing negotiated transactions and competitive bidding in targeted regions and/or general market secondary trading. Qualified candidate will have at least 5 years municipal underwriting and trading experience.             


Principal Duties


  • Provides supporting market context to Investment Bankers for pricing and structuring primary market transactions.
  • Lead structuring of municipal primary market transactions, communicate with sales/investors and public finance and familiarity with municipal credit types
  • Lead conference calls with Financial Advisors/Issuers and represent the firm when participating in co-managed roles
  • Work with Public Finance Bankers to meet with current and prospective issuers to maintain and grow the firm’s issuer base
  • Prudently manage the firm’s risk through trading and underwriting assignments
  • Executes buy and sell orders for tax exempt and taxable municipal securities in the secondary markets for the firm’s institutional, middle market and retail investors utilizing the firm’s internal salesforce and dealer community as warranted. Actively manages his or her municipal risk position within set parameters and in context of the firm’s overall municipal risk.
  • Works as a team to provide backup for other municipal traders when necessary.
  • Actively participates in the firm’s compliance with all FINRA and MSRB regulations.


Knowledge and Skills


•      Excellent analytical, interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills

•      Excellent skills with municipal underwriting systems including Bloomberg TOMS, IPREO, ECN’s, etc.

•      Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work under extreme pressures with strict time frames


The level of knowledge for this position is normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s Degree, must have current FINRA licenses Series 7, 53 and 63; CFA preferred; and 5-7+ years’ experience in municipal underwriting and/or trading.



BOK Financial is a stable and financially strong organization that provides excellent training and development to support building the long term careers of our employees. With passion, skill and partnership you can make an impact on the success of the bank, our customers and your own career!

Apply today and take the first step towards your next career opportunity!
BOK Financial is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status.

Attention All Third Party Agencies, Headhunters, and Recruiters
BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries will not accept candidate submission by unsolicited third parties through this site or any company email address. All unsolicited candidates presented to BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries will be considered the property of BOK Financial. BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries will not be responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited candidates, nor will a contractual relationship be formed by the submission. BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries are not obligated and will not under any circumstances pay any fees to said third parties submitting candidates in this manner. BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries only forms contracts with recruiters with whom we have an established business relationship and with whom we have in place a signed agreement. All contact with BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries from third parties must be through our Human Resources Department. Any contact made outside of the BOK Financial Human Resources Department by a third party will cancel any future business relationships between the third party and BOK Financial.

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Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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