Head of Market Structure
London, UK
4d ago

At Freetrade, we believe investing should be open to everyone. It’s one of the best ways to grow your savings, but for a lot of people, investing seems complicated, expensive and out of reach.

We want to change all that, which is why we're on a mission to get everyone investing!

We're a technology company that brings simple, free stock investing to all. We’ve built a beautiful investing app to trade in real shares, with zero commissions in a fluid, mobile-first experience.

We’re not building an app for day-trading. We will never offer things like leveraged derivatives which are proven to lose the majority of customers their money.

We’re building an app that can offer the means to achieve better, long-term financial outcomes and maybe even help chip away at one of the biggest issues of this generation; financial inequality.

As the first challenger stockbroker to disrupt the £1.2 trillion UK retail investment market, we’re poised to expand into Europe in 2021, with a Headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.

We have recently completed our £35m Series B funding round, led by Left Lane Capital with L Catterton, and existing investor Draper Esprit.

Complemented by our 2020 crowdfunding round, this brings our total funding to £65m so far and we’re just getting started.

We have also successfully launched various new revenue streams over the past few months, including our premium Plus’ membership and self-invested personal pensions.

We are on track to double in size from 120 people to 200+ by the end of the year. Our customer numbers are 600,000 and counting, and we are receiving upwards of 4,000 new customer sign-ups per day as of March 2021.

Our technology teams, across software engineering and product, are the beating heart of our mission. The teams work in collaborative verticals to build our platform.

This means customers can put their savings to work in the global markets via a product and user experience they can trust, which currently enables 50,000 - 100,000 trades per day.

We're looking for an ambitious and motivated Head of Market Structure to lead and scale our trading operations. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to help shape how Freetrade evolves in our next stages of growth, both keeping alive the Freetrade culture and building a world-class trading product.

What you'll do in your first twelve months at Freetrade

  • Lead the trading operations and strategy for UK, EU and US markets, as well as scope the plan for future markets.
  • Review, set up and be accountable for trading KPIs, controls and processes.
  • Partner with Product and Risk & Compliance to further expand the investment opportunity to our retail customers.
  • Oversee our trading activity, review trends and improve processes based on this.
  • Be responsible for ensuring trading processes comply with our regulatory and legislative obligations and be the key point of contact for this within the business.
  • Build and own relationships with our commercial partners.
  • Shape the trading function as we continue to scale
  • Apply if :

  • You have a deep understanding of trading with experience across US, UK and EU markets.
  • You have 10+ years of experience in the Brokerage space.
  • You are passionate about our product and the opportunity to innovate and modernise the world of investing with a customer-focused and tech-centric approach.
  • You have an excellent understanding of relevant rules, regulations and reporting requirements within the trading environment.
  • You are used to working with a high level of independence and thrive in a fast-paced working environment where you can act on and share ideas
  • You live and breathe data and are led by the objectivity it brings.
  • You thrive during periods of change and find innovating around fresh challenges invigorating
  • You are curious and possess critical rigour in your way of thinking. You ask thoughtful questions and are naturally able to develop solutions from a position of insight and knowledge
  • Please note : This position falls under SMCR (Senior Managers and Certification Regime). As an FCA regulated body and given the nature of this role, the successful applicant must undergo a credit check alongside our standard background checks.

    We will also request references to cover the past six years of employment.

    Logistics :

    The application process consists of an initial phone screen with our Talent Manager, followed by a call with the hiring manager, Freetrade’s Director of Operations, Gemma Happe.

    You will then have a take home task which you will present to a panel of the senior leadership team. If successful you will have a final round with Adam Dodds, our Founder & CEO.

    We offer a competitive salary plus stock options and lots of other benefits.

    We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and representative team. Whatever your race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability - we want to hear from you.

    We're very open about what we're working on, and the best places to learn more are our buzzing community forum and our blog.

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