Foreign Debt and Asset Policy Analyst/Senior Analyst

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Requisition #:  J1112-0299

Position Title:  Foreign Debt and Asset Policy Analyst/Senior Analyst

Employment Type:  Full-time

Position Type:  Term, one year with possibility of extension or of becoming regular

Location:  234 Wellington Street

City, Province:  Ottawa, Ontario

Country:  Canada

Job Category:  Analyst

Number of Positions:  0

Date Posted:  November 8, 2012

Closing Date:  November 21, 2012

Salary Range

Salary Range (annual salary): The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $54,580 and $97,836* (job grade P1 to job grade 17).

*Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.

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Job Summary

The Funds Management and Banking Department (FBD) is responsible for the recommendations to the Department of Finance on the policies and strategic direction for the Bank of Canada’s funds-management activities. Funds-management activities include the funding and investment of Canada’s foreign exchange reserves, the management of the federal government’s wholesale and retail debt programs, and the investment of the Bank of Canada’s pension fund. The department also oversees the management of financial risks associated with these funds-management activities and provides back-office payment and settlement services to the federal government, foreign central banks, and key national and international payments organizations. Finally, the department undertakes fundamental research on the safety and efficiency of payments and settlement systems to support its funds-management activities.

The Foreign Debt and Asset Policy team is responsible for policy issues related to foreign currency borrowing and investments in foreign currency assets. The team’s primary focus involves working with the Department of Finance to provide the Minister with advice on the funding and investment of Canada's foreign exchange reserves. The Foreign Debt and Asset Policy team is the Department of Finance’s primary contact at the Bank of Canada for matters pertaining to foreign reserves, and also works closely with the Foreign Reserves Management team of the Financial Markets Department of the Bank of Canada. The Foreign Debt and Asset Policy team is responsible for conducting and coordinating analysis on the appropriate structure and tools for the funding and investment of foreign reserves.

Central Responsibilities

You are a seasoned financial analyst who plays a key role in conducting research and analysis to ensure that the output of the team is of the highest quality.
Your responsibilities include:

•propose, lead and conduct high-quality analytical and/or research projects

•use and maintain a customized quantitative model to make foreign reserve asset and liability policy recommendations

•monitor financial market developments in how they might affect responsibilities of the team

•build relationships with external parties, e.g., Department of Finance, financial market participants and organizations, other central banks, and outside academics for the purpose of sharing knowledge, research and analysis

Key Requirements

•master’s degree in finance, economics or business administration


•a minimum of two years of work experience in policy or operational aspects of asset management, fixed income, foreign exchange, equity markets, pension-related administration, risk management or trading functions


•an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

in addition

•English and French essential

•linguistic requirement: functional in second official language (training may be provided to help the selected candidate reach the required level of fully functional)

•strong quantitative knowledge as demonstrated by the ability to use a wide range of financial platforms and computer applications (such as Bloomberg, MATLAB and Microsoft Office products)

•excellent verbal and written communication skills

•investment management experience that could include asset management, asset/liability management, risk management, fixed income or foreign exchange management

•knowledge of financial market issues and developments, as well as knowledge of economic/financial theory and quantitative methods

•ability to analyze and research complex issues, diagnose multi-dimensional problems and devise appropriate responses or strategies


•fully functional in second official language

•ability to communicate effectively in both official languages

•professional designation such as Financial Risk Manager (FRM) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)


•Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for reliability status clearance.

•Priority will be given to candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada.

•Relocation assistance may be provided, if required.

•The Bank of Canada benefits from the unique perspectives, attributes and talents of its diverse workforce. We offer flexibility to accommodate the needs of our employees and candidates. The Bank of Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

•Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a detailed resumé and a covering letter by 21 November 2012. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.

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