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Interest Rate and FX Hedging Specialist

Job Description and Requirements

We are currently seeking an Interest Rate and FX Hedging Specialist (market risk) to join the Credit & Market Analysis Division in our Treasury Organization. The Interest Rate and FX Hedging Specialist is responsible for analysis, monitoring, and hedging of these market risks within the Group. Additionally, experience with commodity risk hedging will be preferred. The candidate will assess market risk exposures, perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on positions and risks of the respective portfolios, and report the findings to risk management and to key areas of the Company. The specialist will interface with various internal departments, including compliance, finance, operations, and the trading desk, and also with other subsidiaries and joint ventures of the group.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate you will have the following:

  • A bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related field. An MBA or other advanced business degree is preferred.
  • Strong preference for a professional certification such as CFA, FRM, or PRM.
  • 10+ years of experience in financial markets risk management in a corporate or bank environment. 
  • Experience with the development, implementation, application, and oversight of financial markets risk models, hedging alternatives, pricing, and hedge execution strategies.
  • Prior experience and knowledge of trading concepts, derivative instruments, ISDA agreements, hedge accounting, and operations.
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel. 
  • The ability to coach junior analysts in developing their analytical skills and reporting capabilities.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:

  • Analyze and quantify interest rate, FX and commodity risk exposure of the group, and propose hedging strategies to mitigate such risks.
  • Understand and report on market risk dynamics of the specific portfolio, key drivers impacting prices, volatility, and values and their prospective impact on the risks and earnings of the portfolio.
  • Ensure that volatilities, market prices, forward curves, correlations, and other key valuation components are accurately and consistently defined and updated.
  • Assist in the setup, configuration, and implementation of hedging of market risks and related risk analytic systems. 
  • Ensure that new business transactions and related risks are appropriately defined and captured by the Company’s risk systems and risk methodologies.
  • Analyze risks/return related to new business and markets and liaise with the business functions to assure constituent market risks are understood, are appropriate to risk appetite, correctly reported, and where appropriate, hedged.
  • Monitor positions against market risk metrics and limits, and liaise with the business functions and risk control regarding potential limit exceedance.
  • Perform stress testing on various portfolios to identify and mitigate unwanted exposure.
  • Review policies and procedures, and align risk policies across the Group.