Senior Analyst, Market Intelligence
Financial Markets Department
City, Province, Country:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions:
June 25, 2013
July 4, 2013
The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $55,399 and $99,304* (job grade P1 to P4 or 17).*Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.
Canada's central bank is the nation's pre-eminent macroeconomic policy institution. No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very centre of Canada's economy, in an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. No matter what your area of expertise, you'll enjoy an open culture and a superior work environment that will challenge, energize, and motivate you to excel. (More info)
The Financial Markets Department (FMD) is aligned with the financial system function of the Bank of Canada. The department provides analysis, policy advice and research on a wide range of topics in support of the goal of promoting the safety and efficiency of the overall financial system both domestically and internationally. FMD also contributes to the monetary policy and funds management functions. In coordination with the Funds Management and Banking Department, FMD contributes to the overall management of Government of Canada financial assets and market debt, and executes the transactions that the Bank undertakes on behalf of the Government of Canada in Canadian-dollar and foreign-currency-denominated markets. Finally, the department advises on and implements monetary policy, and provides liquidity to the financial system, through a range of operations.The Market Intelligence (MI) team within FMD is responsible for the targeted acquisition of financial market intelligence, including its analysis and integration in the department’s policy and analytical output. MI’s focus will include a broad range of both domestic and international financial markets, and it will be responsible for developing and maintaining market contacts with institutions active in those markets. It will also have frequent briefing responsibility on financial market developments to the Bank’s senior management. The group will work closely with the Bank’s regional offices and other FMD teams, as well as with other departments at the Bank.
• develop specialties in one or more areas related to financial markets (international and domestic)• contribute to the analysis conducted by the team, and provide market briefings, both written and oral, to the Bank’s senior management• support other members of the team in ensuring that the team’s outputs are of the highest quality, that deadlines are met and the team is effective in implementing its work plan, consistent with the department’s priorities
• master’s degree in economics, finance or business administration (MBA)• a minimum of two years of relevant work experience in domestic or international financial marketsor • an equivalent combination of education and experience may be consideredin addition:• English or French essential• excellent analytical and research skills, including a high degree of initiative• knowledge of financial market issues and developments, as well as knowledge of economic/financial theory and quantitative methods• familiarity with or ability to learn and use analytic and information tools such as Bloomberg, spreadsheets and straight-through processing systems• ability to contribute to team objectives by sharing ideas, knowledge and feedback• ability to multi-task, maintaining accuracy and speed while meeting deadlines in co-operation with other team members• strong analytic skills, bringing a wide range of considerations and perspectives to issues and identifying ways to improve upon previous efforts • ability to develop, maintain and evaluate external market and counterparty contacts• ability to communicate clearly, accurately and concisely with clients, internal staff and external market contacts, at times under pressure; ability to write and present effectively, adapting style and content to the target audience• commitment to learning and self-development; capacity to continuously seek to build on knowledge of financial markets and to recognize what others have done, learning from their experience
• ability to communicate effectively in both official languages• completion of, or enrolment in, CFA or similar programs• prior experience in analyzing global financial market developments• strong writing and presentation skills• prior experience in policy-related issues• strong quantitative background
• Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for secret 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 4 July 2013. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.
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