JOB PURPOSE : Manage the risk on the desk to leverage customer flow in order to add alpha to the bottom line. Actively generate trading strategies in order to add alpha to the bottom line.
Enhance the Rates desk (and Global Markets) in a holistic manner for example, expanding product offerings to new currencies, systematic and procedural improvements, mentoring / training of junior staff members.
Support distribution avenues to enhance the flow business : Produce market commentary where required; Provide aggressive pricing to facilitate customer business;
Accompany sales on customer visits, be available for customer calls.
JOB CONTEXT :
The Emerging Markets desk is a multi-currency, multi-product desk which aims to facilitate customer flow in order to grow the FAB franchise.
Within our product offering the EM currencies are key and form our core value proposition which forms the base.
It requires active management to leverage this flow as well as to add alpha through directional positioning of the portfolio.
It requires specialized knowledge of EM space in order to be able to add value immediately. There is scope to learn from the more senior members of the team.
JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES :
Responsible for adhering to assigned risk and stop loss limits;
Responsible for meeting financial and business objectives set by the Head of EM Rates;
Ensure compliance with all appropriate limits including counterparty limits;
Identify and analyze new product opportunities;
Ensure swift and consistent pricing to all internal and external customers;
Expand Counterparty awareness of our capabilities to attract new flows and limits;
Bring innovation to the role where possible.
SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE :
Minimum of 5+ years experience within the financial markets covering the related products;
Minimum education achieved undergraduate degree;
Proven track record of team work;
Proven track record on managing risk effectively hitting financial targets;
Exceptional technical skills and product knowledge;
Good communication skills;
Willing to learn;
Professional attitude and conduct and;
Highly analytical and able to process substantial amounts of information in a timely manner;
Technically proficient in excel, numerix and able to build and support trading sheets;
Good communicator across seniorities.