Penserra is a diversified financial services firm offering global equity trading, fixed income trading, investment banking, ETF Sub-advising, and global equity management to some of the largest and most sophisticated institutions in the country. Our firm holds to the conviction that there is a better way for a financial services firm to create value. Powered by our people and innovation, Penserra strives to provide its clients with superior service and exceptional results. Our people are what makes our mission possible and why we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse culture where all our colleagues feel welcomed and valued.

The ideal candidate would incorporate into his or her work ethic the principles of The Penserra Mindset, a set of corporate culture initiatives established to promote a positive work environment and prioritize client relationships. The Mindset pillars foster respect for colleagues, recognition of employee accomplishments and investment in learning opportunities.

Functional Title: Trading Operations Specialist

Corporate Title: Associate

Assignment: Full Time

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • SIE, Series 7, & 63 licenses (to be obtained within the first three (3) months of hire)
  • Must have good problem-solving skills.
  • Must have good critical thinking skills.
  • Must be inquisitive with an analytical mindset.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to multitask and manage deadlines.
  • Ability to work efficiently with the utmost attention to detail under stress.
  • Ability to articulate complex thoughts in detail.
  • Ability to manage and evaluate large sets of data across a variety of inputs.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Must be willing to work overnight in non-US market hours.
  • Desire to pursue a career path in global equity trading.
  • Proficient knowledge of Excel with a solid overall familiarity with technology and systems.


  • Pass the Series 7 and Series 63
  • Learn the lifecycle of a trade from execution to settlement.
  • Become middle office assistant as a first step to becoming a trader.
  • Learn the terms and vernacular of an equity trader.
  • Learn the different types of order instructions
  • Learn how to implement the different order types
  • Learn how to follow and analysis complex data sets
  • Ability to interpret and follow accounts’ instructions and make decisions on how to best execute order for either single stocks or program trading: Algos / Trading desk / Combination of both

Location/Schedule:     Orinda, CA

Required education: Bachelor of Arts or Science – ideally in finance, mathematics, engineering, physics or computer science

Required experience: Operations 2 -5 years

Required license or certification: None

Functional Title: Investment Banking Associate – Debt Capital Markets

Corporate Title: Associate/VP

Assignment: Full Time (Permanent)


Deliver Debt Capital Markets strategy through thoughtful, proactive, advisory-based client coverage, including:

  • Preparation and distribution of market commentary, economic updates, deal summaries and sector analysis.
  • Performance of client coverage, which may include travel for pitch meetings.
  • Respond to requests for information.
  • Identification of advantageous funding opportunities across various markets.
  • Coordination with FI sales and trading on execution of bond transactions.
  • Responsible for development of the franchise with new and existing clients in the US.
  • Comply with regulatory and compliance requirements.
  • Expand and promote the DCM franchise.
  • Participate in the preparation of marketing material.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or related field.
  • Experience in an analytical role with a strong understanding of the debt capital markets and the broad macro environment.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Understanding of global rates and credit markets.
  • Reliable team player
  • Ability to gain a technical understanding and insight into the clients’ needs and requirements.
  • Willingness to travel to meet with clients.
  • Series 79 (or Series 7 and grandfathering exception) and Series 63


  • Market Hours
  • Position can be based in any of the following offices:
    • Chicago, IL
    • New York, NY
    • Orinda, CA


  • Dependent upon experience
  • As a Penserra employee, your benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Long-Term Disability and Life insurance, along with a 401(k) plan with match.

Functional Title: Fixed Income Salesperson

Corporate Title: Vice President (or higher)

Assignment: Full Time (Permanent)

Description & Qualifications:

The Fixed Income Group’s current business includes Corporate bonds (secondary and new issue placement), Money Markets, CP/DN’s Agency securities (secondary and underwritten as FHLB and FNMA approved dealer), MBS, CMBS (agency and private label), Municipal (secondary trading), High Yield and Emerging Market.

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience with an existing book of business
  • Individual and team applications welcome


  • Strengthen existing relationships while maximizing revenue.
  • Create new client relationships.
  • Effectively use tools such as Bloomberg for analytics, research and communication.
  • Keep market-making traders abreast of the relevant issues with their clients.
  • Responsible for executing trading assignments and single security orders in accordance with agreed upon instructions from the firm.
  • Ability to create, maintain and unwind various hedging strategies using multiple methods alongside program trading assignments.
  • Take ownership for regional best execution responsibilities and ongoing counterparty execution quality and analysis.
  • Understand, comply and implement necessary regulatory responsibilities for portfolio execution.
  • Send trade confirms and assist with trade settlement for account.
  • Work with trading and compliance to create and maintain procedures and documentation for operations best practices.


  • Market Hours
  • Position can be based in any of the following offices:
    • Chicago, IL
    • Orinda, CA
    • New York, NY


  • Medical/dental/vision/life benefits
  • 401k with matching

Required Education/Licenses:

  • Series 7
  • Series 63
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher


Penserra is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, discharge from the military service or based on a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.