Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Trader / Analyst - Mortgage-Backed Securities Project Analyst

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Description Req ID: 2873

Job Title: Trader/Analyst - Mortgage-Backed Securities Project Analyst (MBS)

Group: Markets Group

Location: HO - New York, NY (Head Office)

Job Status: Full-Time

Area Overview:
Domestic Capital Markets (DCM), within the Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), is seeking to fill a position for a Project Analyst in support of the System Open Markets Accounting (SOMA) Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) purchase program.

DCM is responsible for monitoring domestic capital markets on matters related to financial stability and monetary policy. It is also responsible for execution of several operations related to the execution of Monetary Policy.


The successful candidate would contribute and lead analytical projects related to the MBS purchase program. The Project Analyst would contribute to projects related to policy objective of the program, business planning and program impact analysis. The Project Analyst would also contribute to market monitoring analysis of the MBS marketplace and the impact of the MBS purchase program.

The Project Analyst will contribute, and at times, lead groups of contributors from other areas of the Markets Group and the FRBNY. Most analysis will the take the form of memos and briefings summarizing data and qualitative analysis.

Position Requirements:


The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:
# Master’s level degree in Business, Economics, Policy or a related area;
# At least three years of work experience in trading or analysis of financial market products, relevant experience with MBS and/or portfolio management a plus;
# Strong quantitative skills and proven ability in working with and understanding market data including volumes, spreads, etc.;
# Demonstrated analytical skills, including substantial knowledge of financial instruments, market structure, macroeconomic theory, and monetary policy;
# Ability to analyze complex market issues, make decisions quickly, and respond under pressure;
# Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to extract larger themes while providing concise, articulate, and insightful analysis in both written and verbal form;
Ability to work productively on a high-performance team and as an independent analyst.

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