Job Description - Lead Financial Markets Analyst - Financial Markets Group (260870)Lead Financial Markets Analyst - Financial Markets Group-260870Federal Reserve Bank of ChicagoPrimary Location IL-ChicagoFull-time / Part-time Full-timeEmployee Status RegularOvertime Status ExemptJob Type ExperiencedTravel Yes, 10 % of the TimeShift Day JobJob Sensitivity Tier II - No Credit CheckLead Financial MarketsAnalyst - Financial Markets GroupDepartment SummaryTheFederal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Financial Markets Group analyzes publicpolicy issues in financial markets from multiple perspectives.
The groupapplies legal, market practitioner, technological and other expertise to studychallenges and risks in financial markets and infrastructures.
By communicatingits findings to policymakers, regulators, industry leaders and the public,primarily through published work and conferences, the group contributes to theFederal Reserve’s mission of fostering the stability, integrity, and efficiencyof the nation’s monetary, financial, and payment systems.
The group hasparticular expertise in the derivatives markets and clearinghouses in whichChicago is a global leader.
Job SummaryConductsresearch and analysis on complex topics associated with securities andderivatives, financial markets trading, and technology with an emphasis onsystemic risk.
The incumbent develops subject matter expertise and supportslarge-scale division projects, builds relationships with highly informed,technically skilled internal and external stakeholders, and supportspresentations for broad audiences.
The level of work is considered advanced andstaff must be able to work under minimal supervision.
This is an individualcontributor role that does not have direct reports; may provide work directionto others, as needed.Principal Duties andResponsibilitiesStrongunderstanding of the market infrastructuresEvaluatesdevelopments in securities and derivatives trading, with an emphasis onhigh-speed trading, algorithmic trading, technology, and regulatory changesthat impact trading and markets and/or developments in domestic andinternational payment systems to arrive at sound, supportable conclusions.Preparesand delivers persuasive presentations regarding financial markets and paymentssystem issues for various audiencesDevelopstrong contacts with representatives of financial markets trading andtechnology and/or representatives of payments industry firmsConductsand/or supervises policy issues relating to domestic and internationalfinancial markets and maintaining awareness of current and emergingdevelopments within the financial landscape and regulatory climateParticipatesand presents at the policy group and industry meetingsPreparespapers, reports, and detailed articles of industry studies, policy memorandaand other internal and external communicationsEducation andExperienceBachelor’sDegree in a related field or equivalent experience7years of related experienceKnowledge and SkillsAdvancedanalytical and problem solving skillsExcellentwritten communication, presentation and editing skillsExcellentpeople and project management skillsSubstantiveknowledge of domestic and global financial markets and payments economic,legal, and operational frameworks, as well as in-depth knowledge of financialmarkets and payments industry participants and rolesDemonstratedinterpersonal skills to interact with peers, stakeholders and senior managementin professional, collegial mannerOther RequirementsDomestic/ international travel approximately up to 10%Asa condition of employment, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago employees mustcomply with the Bank’s ethics rules, which generally prohibit employees, theirspouses/domestic partners, and minor children from owning securities, such asstock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bankholding companies and savings and loan holding companies.
If you or yourspouse/domestic partner or minor child own such securities, and would not bewilling or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of Bank employment, youshould raise this issue with the recruiter for this posting, who can provideyou contact information for our ethics official if necessary.