HQTA Financial Sector Expert/Sr Financial Sector Expert (Financial Markets) - MCMGA

International Monetary Fund


Job Description
Work for the IMF. Work for the World.The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has openings for multiple HQTA Financial Sector Experts/Senior Financial Sector Experts in its Monetary and Capital Markets (MCM) Department, Global Markets Analysis (GA) Division. Vacancies are for initial 2-year contractual appointments which may be renewed once for another 2 years subject to budget availability and satisfactory performance. The main objectives of the GA Division include:Striving to be at the leading edge of financial market developments for advanced economies and emerging markets, by monitoring markets on a daily basis, gathering market intelligence, and analyzing financial market developments and linkages;Providing in-depth analysis of key financial vulnerabilities and risk transmission channels that have potential implications for financial stability in the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), an IMF flagship publication.The duties and responsibilities of the Financial Sector Expert/Senior Financial Sector Expert include the following:Monitor global financial market developments and produce analyses of key financial vulnerabilities, including linkages between the financial sector and the macroeconomy.Assume responsibility for covering one or more regions for the daily Global Markets Monitor.Carry out financial and peer analysis related to the impact of market/credit/liquidity/ funding risks on the soundness of systemically important financial institutions.Play a substantial role in drafting the GFSR by analyzing global financial market developments and financial vulnerabilities.Developing innovative methods to analyze risks in banks and nonbank financial institutions and in money, credit, and foreign exchange markets.Assist in developing policy recommendations, in conjunction with experts in other divisions, for mature or emerging market financial policy makers in banking, credit, and securities markets.Perform financial market and macro modeling and analysis of asset allocations.Develop tools for credit risk evaluation, default analysis, pricing, and risk models.Participate in market surveillance missions to key financial centers and maintain dialogue with market participants to obtain context for asset price movements and ascertain views on asset allocation trends, market innovations, and key risks.Communicate and collaborate with official sector institutions and market participants on the build-up of risk in different segments of the financial system, and carry out presentations on behalf of the IMF on the above topics.The requirements for this position include the following:Advanced degree in economics, finance, business administration, or a related field.Financial expertise in Advanced Economies, Emerging Markets, or Financial Market Institutions.Established track record of at least four years of experience in the financial industry, a central bank, or research experience, or other related experience that offers a unique set of skills in market analysis, policy making, and economic research not readily found at the IMF.Demonstrated knowledge of financial instruments, financial market structure, and a good understanding of portfolio management.Solid understanding of economic theory, monetary policy, and balance of payments analysis.Demonstrated skills in analyzing and interpreting price action across a range of complex asset markets beyond the core fixed income and foreign exchange firm understanding of emerging market credit analysis.Hands-on experience in at least one major equity, fixed-income or foreign exchange market role would be an advantage.Proven ability to interpret and analyze complex market developments under pressure and provide concise, articulate and insightful analysis in oral and written form.Familiarity with financial market data, macroeconomic data, bank balance sheet data, and latest econometric techniques and software, and ideally, proficiency in some aspects of financial and macro modeling.Ability to work independently in a high-performance team atmosphere.Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with banks, hedge funds, asset management, ratings agencies, regulatory agencies, central banks, and market groups at other multilateral institutions.Ability to promote collaboration and teamwork and build effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels of the institution based on mutual respect and trust.Department:MCMGA Monetary and Capital Markets Dept. Global Markets AnalysisHiring For: A11, A12, A13, A14The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation.
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