Sunday, April 17, 2011

Trader/Analyst(Broker Dealer) - Markets Group

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Department Credit Intermediation

The Credit Intermediation staff within the of the MOMA function is seeking a Trader Analyst responsible for conducting analysis related to broker-dealers and global asset market performance. The Credit Intermediation staff unit is responsible for contributing to analysis of financial firms that are integral to the credit intermediation process including banks, non-bank finance companies, insurance companies and financial conduits. The group is responsible for providing short- and medium-term analysis of these sectors within the context of monitoring global asset markets and financial stability more broadly. The Credit Intermediation staff is seeking an individual with expertise in the broker-dealer sector to integrate cross-sectional analysis of broker-dealers and dealer arms of banks into the Markets Group’s market monitoring efforts and financial stability analysis.


Trader Analysts are responsible for contributing to the Markets Group daily efforts to report developments in global asset markets to policy makers. In addition, Trader Analysts conduct in-depth analysis related to their specialty markets, including broker-dealers, often in conjunction with other specialists in related areas of expertise. Specific responsibilities include:

# Monitor intra-day and medium-term trends in broker-dealer performance and investment positions in asset markets
# Interface with market participants to obtain context for asset price movements and performance trends
# Prepare and deliver written analysis and oral briefings on market developments to officials in the Federal Reserve, the Treasury and other official institutions
# Contribute to daily market monitoring products and in-depth briefings on issues related to firm specific performance and investment practices
# Report on the relationship between broker-dealer business models and asset price movements
# Evaluate regulatory reform and its anticipated impact on financial institutions and their business strategies
# Coordinate with other areas of the Bank regarding relevant data and analysis
# Collaborate with other Federal Reserve colleagues within the Markets Group and the Federal Reserve System more broadly in cross-disciplinary projects to understand the impact of investor flows, positioning, new investment vehicles and instruments on market functioning and financial stability
# At times lead or coordinate interdisciplinary analytical efforts or short term projects
# Participate in a 6-9 month cross-market monitoring training through an internal training program


The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

# Master’s level degree in Business, Economics, Policy or a related area; or an undergraduate degree coupled with more than seven years of relevant experience
# Five to seven years of work experience in market analysis, strategy or trading; with an orientation towards broker-dealers firms or dealer entities within bank holding companies
# Demonstrated expertise in analyzing broker-dealer trends, including substantial knowledge of business models, funding models, legal structures, performance evaluation and a familiarity with statutory and financial data of broker-dealers
# Deep understanding of international regulatory regimes and U.S. states’ regulatory structures for broker-dealers
# A working knowledge of financial instruments, financial market structure, macroeconomic theory and monetary policy
# Demonstrated ability to lead and participate effectively in group projects with a proven track record of driving results despite competing priorities and short time tables
# Demonstrated ability to engender collaboration and information sharing
* Proven ability to lead concise and effective discussions in both formal and informal settings
# Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to extract larger themes while providing concise, accurate, and insightful analysis in both written and verbal form
# Excellent diplomacy skills with the proven ability to work well with external and internal colleagues

This position requires access to FOMC information, which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents who are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization, and U.S. permanent residents who have applied for naturalization within six months of being eligible to do so.

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