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Analyst, Portfolio Management - EMEA

Posted: 10 Sep 2020 Closes: 24 Sep 2020
London, GB Competitive
Fixed term & Part time EBR_17846

Role Overview

The Analyst Trader is a junior financial markets person who will learn about and assist the management of the Bank's local currency market FX, interest rate and liquidity risks, within the constraints of managing a mark-to-market book with P&L targets.

Background

The PortfolioManagement - EMEA Group is the nexus for the local currency operations of EBRD's Treasury. The desk has functional responsibility for the management of all financial risks to the Bank associated with the Bank's local currency activities.

The core function of Portfolio Management - EMEA is the management and provision of liquidity in support of the Bank's local currency lending activities. Crucially this risk comprises both the market risks and the liquidity / cash management risks of the Bank. It is the function of the Portfolio Management - EMEA desk to manage these risks, and where relevant run its own risk in pursuit of its P&L targets.

Furthermore, as the core of practical financial markets expertise in the Bank the Portfolio Management - EMEA desk plays a fundamental role in the development of local currency capital markets in both an advisory and practical capacity, and assists the LC2 team with its expertise.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables

The Analyst Trader, Portfolio Management - EMEA will:

  • Help to manage and analyse the risks for their sub-unit, with particular focus to be given to the risks associated with cash management
  • Prepare any daily and ad-hoc reports as required.
  • Understand and learn about the investment strategies implemented on the desk.
  • Help in the tracking of all relevant developments in the relevant local currency markets, with particular emphasis on supporting the Head and other local currency Managers in their effort and focus on local currency markets where these risks can be especially pronounced and hard to find.
  • Help expanding the framework necessary to manage the local currency funding and lending books. This will imply negotiating legal agreements and seeking necessary approvals so that EBRD can be in a position to access domestic markets.

Develop relationships internally to facilitate and improve business:

  • Middle office - trade amendments, internal bookings, and any minor market data issues
  • Accounting - P&L reconciliation and estimates
  • Operations - resolution of trade settlement issues, confirmations, and loan disbursements and fixings
  • CSG -understand the needs of our clients and act as required in the provision of consistent pricing and execution

Essential Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree. Master's degree desirable but not required.
  • Previous work experience in finance / banking / financial markets would be preferable.
  • Strong technological skills in the use of all relevant systems: Bloomberg, Excel (some VBA), Summit, Reuters dealing & Eikon, Powerpoint, Outlook, and other systems as relevant.
  • Some understanding of EBRD Countries of Operations and markets would be preferable.
  • Strong English, reading, writing, comprehension and communication skills are a necessity. A second language of one of EBRD's Countries of Operation is highly desirable, preferably Russian, French and/or Arabic.

Competencies & Personal Attributes

  • Organisational Alignment - Comfortable operating in a multi-cultural environment and with an interest and motivation for the Bank's mission
  • Creativity and Innovation - the ability to question habits and current methods and to adapt or generate imaginative, innovative and new ideas
  • Results Oriented - The ability to set clear goals and objectives for self, focusing on the delivery of targets, quality and deadlines
  • Team Player
  • Attention to detail
  • Proactive Problem solver

Diversity is one of the Bank's core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working.

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