Job Vacancies International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Position: Financial Sector Expert/Senior Financial Sector Expert (MCMGA)
Location: United States of America (The)
Closing Date: Tuesday, 19 April 2011
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has an opening for a Financial Sector Expert in its Monetary and Capital Markets (MCM) Department, Global Markets Monitoring and Analysis (GA) Division.
The main objectives of the GA Division include:
* Striving to be at the leading edge of market developments that have potential financial stability implications for mature and emerging markets, by assessing markets on a daily basis, gathering market intelligence, and analyzing financial macro-stability developments and linkages; and
* Responding to increasing demands for financial market surveillance in a sustainable and integrated way.
The duties and responsibilities of the Financial Sector Expert/Senior Financial Sector Expert include the following:
* Play a key role, under the direction of the Division Chief, in analyzing global financial market developments for the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), including leading small teams in developing innovative methods to analyze risks and vulnerabilities in money, credit, and foreign exchange markets, among others.
* Assist in developing policy recommendations, in conjunction with experts in other divisions, for mature market financial policy makers in banking, credit, and securities markets. Take substantial role in drafting the mature market section of Chapter 1 of the GFSR, under the direction of the Division Chief and Deputy Division Chiefs.
* Work with division and departmental management teams to develop themes and methods to analyze global financial stability risks, primarily in mature markets. Play significant role in interdepartmental fora to present departmental views on financial market developments and forward-looking risks. Prepare detailed written analyses and present oral briefings on market developments to IMF staff.
* Monitor financial market developments on a day-to-day and longer-term basis with a view to producing analyses of key financial sector vulnerabilities, including linkages between the financial sector and the macroeconomy. Lead analysis of money, credit, structured credit, interest rate-linked and currency markets and provide guidance on other asset markets. Assume primary responsibility for one or more emerging market regions for the Global Markets Monitor.
* Participate in and possibly co-lead, under the direction of the Division Chief or Deputy Division Chief, market surveillance missions to key financial centers and maintain constant dialogue with financial market participants to obtain context for asset price movements and ascertain market views on asset allocation trends, market innovations, and key market risks.
* Perform financial market and macro modeling.
* Develop tools for credit risk evaluation, default analysis, pricing, and risk models.
Requirements for this position include the following:
* Advanced degree in economics, finance, business administration, or a related field;
* Established track record of 5 to 10 years 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 aspects of portfolio management.
* Solid understanding of macroeconomic 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 markets (e.g., interest rate-linked, mortgage, structured credit markets, swaptions, inflation-linked products, etc.) Firm understanding of emerging market credit analysis;
* Trading experience in at least one major fixed-income or foreign exchange market;
* Proven ability to interpret and analyze complex market issues under pressure and provide concise, articulate and insightful economic analysis in oral and written form.
* Ability to work productively in a high-performance team atmosphere, as an independent analyst;
* Familiarity with financial market data, macroeconomic data, and latest econometric techniques and software, and ideally, proficiency in some aspects of financial and macro modeling;
* 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.
International Monetary Fund
1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC, United States
Tel: (202) 623-7000
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