Linear are always happy to hear from enthusiastic and talented individuals looking to join our team. We are not currently looking to fill any roles but if you feel you have the drive, personality and skill set we would find irresistible, please apply via email to:

Investment Analyst (London)

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join the business to gain experience as Investment Analyst.

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Linear is a privately owned, fast growing business with a highly scalable model as a Prime and Agency Broker, providing the complete suite of multi-asset Brokerage services to its buy-side clients, from execution through to margin financing, custody and settlement of equities, fixed income, FX, mutual funds and structured notes.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join the business to gain experience as Investment Analyst.  Reporting to chairman, you will :

  • Prepare reviews of strategy, activity, and market conditions
  • Assist in model validation, pricing, optimization and structuring
  • Prepare new and update previous research paper and studies as directed
  • Research, design and encode investment management programs as directed
  • You will liaise with members of the wider investment community in order to gain the necessary data and understanding of client needs within the alternative Investment industry
  • Assist with analysis, execution, documentation and tracking of cash and derivative transactions
  • Maintain a bank/broker spreads and slippage comparison
  • Work with senior management on modelling and structuring effective hedges

We are looking for someone with:

  • Bachelors/Master’s degree in Finance/Economics or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office packages
  • Analytical mindset, attention to detail, good mathematical skills
  • Exceptional communication skills and demonstrates strong teamwork with ability to work independently.
  • Above all, have a strong acumen for financial markets / hedge funds
  • Previous experience in financial services firm is essential.

If interested, email your CV and covering letter

Trader – Hamburg

For our Hamburg Branch, we are seeking an established and versatile trading professional. The right candidate will exhibit trading experience ideally in both cash equities and listed derivatives within a sell-side organization, with direct client exposure. We are looking for self-driven motivated people who want to extend our entrepreneurial team and help us expanding our footprint in the European market.

Relevant experience is necessary.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Execution of client orders in all relevant asset classes (Equities, Fixed Income, Derivatives, ETFs)
  • Trading of listed products, as well as managing OTC transactions
  • Ability to operate in liquid and illiquid instruments
  • Electronic Trading (DMA incl. FIX monitoring) as well as manual order execution
  • Direct client-facing role (including meetings, some travel)
  • Ability to cope with several trading systems simultaneously
  • Responsibilities in mainly technically driven client projects

Our Requirements

At least 4 years’ experience with a sell-side or buy-side desk

  • Completed banking traineeship and/or degree in mathematics, finance, or similar preferred
  • Experience with the use of a variety of electronic trading platforms such as algorithms, DMA, and dark pools
  • Solid electronic trading skills. Fix Protocol knowledge and experience with connectivity
  • Advanced knowledge of excel and an advanced familiarity with Bloomberg
  • Ability to run and analyse pre and post trade analytics, liquidity analysis, and structure trades; build and maintain broker relationships
  • Must have the willingness to partner effectively with legal/compliance, middle /back office, pricing, confirms, and other support teams to avoid issues in operationally complex markets with stringent regulatory environments
  • Strong attitude to learn and drive the business forward. Motivation, responsibility and pronounced team spirit
  • Keen on taking on new challenges and working in a small team
  • Fluent German and English, spoken and written

What we offer

  • Practical insights into financial markets
  • International working environment
  • Friendly, young, dynamic team

We look forward to receiving your application documents in German or English (CV and a short cover letter) via e-mail to

Head of Risk

To ensure that the firm adequately manages all Risk exposure. Reporting, Mitigating, Checking and reporting to Management. To champion Risk as an essential business tool.

Relevant experience is necessary.

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Key Accountabilities

  • Set out the strategy for the risk management team in order to protect the Company, it’s clients, staff and reputation.
  • Establish, Maintain and Continuously Improve the Firm’s Risk Framework, reporting metrics as appropriate and taking actions in order to ensure the firm complies with regulation and within the Firm’s stated Risk Appetite.
  • Development and maintenance of Risk Models and subsequence management of market risk, credit risk and operational risk
  • Assessment and reporting of Risk for any of the Firm’s existing or proposed new business activities or methods used for existing business activities
  • Assessment and reporting of Risk against client portfolios
  • Set up controls, measuring their effectiveness through a programme and reporting findings to management. To ensure all findings are addressed in a timely manner and reporting this to management.
  • Maintain all Risk Incidents in a register, ensuring all are mitigated/closed and reported to management.
  • Monitoring and escalating, where appropriate, any inadequacies in regard to the front-to-back trading lifecycle – within all trading activities undertaken by Linear Investments Ltd.
  • Constant review of trading limits, making changes where necessary.
  • To maintain current understanding of the regulatory landscape and adapting to any changes as appropriate.
  • To be responsible for the first line oversight and second line review of the Firms market surveillance activities.
  • Partnering effectively with third parties, regulatory bodies and others, as appropriate; and serving as a role model for high personal and corporate ethical values and standards of integrity.
  • Responsible for oversight and management of the Risk Team (Currently 1 FTE).

Knowledge & Skills

  • Considerable knowledge and experience of best practice risk management and governance frameworks, methodologies, in relation to the UK/European financial services context
  • Knowledge of regulatory environment and key regulatory regimes, including knowledge of the regulatory principles.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • To be able to demonstrate adherence to the Fit and Proper criteria of the regulator
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to understand complex information to identify key issues/actions and drive solutions

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