Wednesday, February 20, 2013

PM or Investment Analyst, Derivatives, Currency & Interest Rate - Chicago & Toronto

Portfolio Manager – Derivatives – Currency & Interest Rate (PM) - 872-008-711
Investment Analyst – Derivatives – Currency & Interest Rate (IA) - 872-009-711
Location: Chicago or Toronto – open on location
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Summary:
Institutional asset management arm of a global financial organization seeks a number of derivatives investment professionals to join their team responsible for managing a robust derivatives management framework
Both roles are an integral part of a high-performing portfolio management group, responsible for analysis/construction/execution of derivative strategies, specifically as it relates to currency & basis risk hedging programs and interest rate hedging programs for clients
Liaise/interact/communicate with various portfolio management teams as it relates to derivatives management; communicate with and provide appropriate consultative derivative support to clients
While the IA role will support the PM, there are overlapping responsibilities--below the unique responsibilities are detailed with PM or IA accordingly

Responsibilities:
Analyze/construct/recommend/execute all derivatives strategies for clients
Utilize portfolio management systems to monitor/analyze derivative risk positions
PM: Develop/drive client derivative solutions | IA: Will assist with this process
PM: Manage all foreign exchange and basis risk hedging programs | IA: Will assist with this process
PM: Manage all interest rate hedging programs | IA: Will assist with this process
PM: Manage all derivative programs in accordance with client portfolio guidelines, internal guidelines and regulatory guidelines | IA: Will assist with this process
Monitor derivative market/trading conditions including economic factors/foreign exchange/interest rates/spreads/specific trading levels
Assist in responding to various client informational requests
Maintain/cultivate/develop relationships and contacts within the derivative investment community

Requirements:
BA/BS in finance/accounting/economics
PM: CFA designation is required | IA: Pursuit of CFA Charter is required
PM: Minimum of 5 years of investment experience in both OTC and exchange-traded derivative markets, with particular experience in foreign exchange/interest rate hedging practices
IA: Minimum of 2 years of investment experience in both OTC and exchange-traded derivative markets, with particular experience in foreign exchange/interest rate hedging practices
Possess understanding of and experience with various derivatives instruments, including forwards/futures/swaps
Maintains current knowledge and understanding of derivative regulatory environment
Possesses strong quantitative/analytical/modeling as well as written/verbal communication skills
Demonstrates his/her consistent ability to work with minimum supervision as well as the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines and attain maximum effectiveness
Experience utilizing portfolio management systems/derivative trading systems (experience with Blackrock Aladdin a plus)

If interested, please email your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Jordan Striggow, BCI - Financial Services Recruiting
312-460-8111 x112
jordan@brokerageconsultants.com

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