Sunday, June 5, 2011

Senior Trader Analyst (Banking Sector) - Markets

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The Credit Intermediation staff within the MOMA function is seeking a Senior Trader Analyst responsible for conducting analysis related to banking institutions 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 banking sector to integrate cross-sectional analysis of banks into the Markets Group’s market monitoring efforts and its review of financial stability trends.


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 market, including banking institutions, often in conjunction with other specialists in related areas of expertise. Specific responsibilities include:

* Monitor medium-term trends in bank performance and bank 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 bank performance, investment practices, regulatory changes and business trends
* Report on the relationship between bank business models and asset price movements
* Evaluate bank reform and its anticipated impact on financial institutions and their investment 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
* Participate in a 6 to 9 month cross-market monitoring training through an internal training program


The ideal candidate would have the following

* Master’s level degree in Business, Economics, Policy or a related area
* Four to seven years of work experience in market analysis, strategy or trading; with an orientation towards banking organizations
* Demonstrated expertise in analyzing banking trends, including some knowledge of bank business models, financial products, funding and capitalization practices, bank performance, and the regulatory framework for banks
* A working knowledge of financial instruments, financial market structure, macroeconomic theory and monetary policy
* Demonstrated ability to effectively 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 classified FOMC information. In some cases, the position requires access to confidential supervisory 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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