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The Financial Market Specialist/ Researcher will be primarily responsible for the market intelligence and analysis to support AMRO's surveillance of global and regional market developments. The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring markets and cross-border capital flows, identifying risks across asset classes, and conducting market research relevant to AMRO's surveillance mandate. S/he will be required to analyze and communicate key market developments and risks to surveillance staff, Senior Management, and member authorities. This role may require early start times, given the different market trading hours. The successful candidate will report to the Group Head of the Financial Surveillance team.
Cover real time, high frequency developments in global and regional equity, fixed income (sovereign), FX and corporate bond markets, as well as commodities markets.
Communicate regularly with major players in financial markets, and deliver assessments using sound analyses and judgement.
Contribute to AMRO's macro-financial surveillance mandate by conducting macro-relevant market research, monitoring markets and related macro issues, and building and maintaining market risk models and surveillance infrastructure.
Provide technical input to surveillance and/ or CMIM support teams on specific market events or instruments.
Work with surveillance teams to develop scenario analyses of markets and their potential impact on capital flows.
Prepare and present regular analyses (oral and written) to Senior Management and staff, and/ or to member authorities.
Derive policy implications from market developments.
Contribute to any institution-wide activity as assigned, such as, participating as a member of AMRO's internal committees or task forces;
Lead and conduct training/ seminars to share knowledge with AMRO staff or external stakeholders;
Perform any other duty as may be reasonably required in furtherance of AMRO's objectives.
Educational and Professional Experience Requirements
A postgraduate degree in Economics/ Finance/ Mathematics or other related fields from a reputable university, with a keen interest in economics and financial markets research; a PhD would be a plus.
Between 4–6 years of experience covering financial markets, preferably cross-assets or with particular focus on fixed income and FX (and be willing to pick up knowledge about other markets).
Experience with ASEAN+3 and/ or emerging markets; knowledge of US and European markets would be an advantage.
A solid understanding of fundamental investment concepts, market risks, and how major institutional investors think, sound economic and market judgment, and the ability to anticipate key issues that will impact capital flows.
Diverse contacts among financial market players, on both the buy and sell sides.
Ability to formulate independent views and policy recommendations; experience with financial surveillance at a policy institution would be a plus.
Proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office and high proficiency in using packages such as Stata, EViews, MATLAB; proficiency in programming languages such as R and Python would be a significant advantage.
Strong familiarity with key third-party economics and finance databases, such as Bloomberg, CEIC, Haver Analytics, BankFocus.
Motivated and willing to take initiative.
Results oriented and accountable for the accuracy of both data and analyses.
Strong teamwork and communication skills to interact effectively with colleagues and officials of diverse cultural backgrounds, at all levels.
High proficiency in written and spoken English.
Applicants should send the following to email@example.com:
1. An updated CV.
2. A brief description of all relevant academic qualifications and work experience.
3. The earliest possible start date.
4. Referee details.
We will acknowledge receipt of all applications. However, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
The last day for applying to this position is May 28, 2021.
AMRO is an international organization established to contribute toward securing macroeconomic and financial stability in the ASEAN+3 region, which comprises the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China; Hong Kong, China; Japan; and Korea. AMRO's mandate is to conduct macroeconomic surveillance, support the implementation of the regional financial arrangement, the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM), and provide technical assistance to its members.
More information about AMRO can be found on www.amro-asia.org.