Business Analyst

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Amsterdam
Full-Time
Mid-Level (4 to 6 years)
Posted on Apr 25 2022

About the Job

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Position: Business Analyst (Junior to Mid Level)

Experience: 3+ Years at least


JOB DESCRIPTION:

The company is seeking to hire a junior to mid-level FX Market Analyst, based in Amsterdam, to work within the Global Research and Analysis department. The analyst will be responsible for tracking, analyzing, and commenting on global markets for both internal and external audiences, including clients and European media. While the role is globally focused, the role will see the analyst specializing in local markets – the eurozone, Scandinavia, CE3.


The successful candidate will have an enthusiasm for financial markets, strong quantitative and macroeconomic skills, and exceptional communication skills. Candidates are required to hold a bachelor’s degree in economics or other relevant fields at a minimum. A post-graduate degree is desirable but not essential. Direct experience with financial markets is a bonus, but fresh graduates with a strong background in economics are equally welcome to apply. Familiarity with macroeconomic forecasting, especially time series econometrics, and coding is desirable. Comprehensive media training will be provided with the intention of creating a long-term resident economic and financial market expert within the Benelux region. Additional languages particularly French and German are also desirable.

 

WHO WE ARE:

The company is a commercial foreign exchange provider, with offices based in Luxembourg and in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is authorised and regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) as a payment institution. The company is part of the wider financial services group, an investment grade, publicly listed financial services institution.

 

The group services more than 70,200 clients worldwide. Monex’s team of experienced and professional FX specialists provides local support to corporate and institutional clients in each region of the world. It is established in key financial hubs across the globe, with offices spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

 

Within Company, the Analysis department is responsible for tracking global financial markets and delivering timely and insightful commentary on FX markets to the front office, media, and clients across our global network. 

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

As an FX market analyst, you will be responsible for producing analysis and views on current and emerging themes driving FX markets that will be distributed to clients and media. Primarily, this will involve writing in-depth currency reports and initial reactive commentary on European G10 and CE3 FX markets along with other thematic trends. You will be reporting to the Head of Market Analysis based in London.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Assist in managing the delivery of existing department content. This includes: the week ahead document, FX outlooks, currency forecasts, morning client notes, and reactive economic content.

· Contributing to content strategy in conjunction with the marketing department.

·  Contribute to ongoing long form research and forecasting activities. Examples of such tasks include building macroeconomic and econometric models to understand developments in relevant economies and financial markets and forming strong opinions on current and future developments in FX, central banks, and economics.

· Liaise with PR companies on the content and delivery of media commentary; this includes broadcast interviews.

 

The ideal candidate is a team player who will be responsible for working with company data in various business areas. Specific responsibilities include reporting metrics, analyzing methodologies, suggesting operation improvements, and building proposal evaluations in a cross-functional environment. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Track and report data
  • Build cross-functional partnerships, internally and externally
  • Manage budgets
  • Maintain a competitive market knowledge


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Strong written, verbal, and collaboration skills


WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

·  The candidate must have a strong academic record with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject (Economics, Finance, Econometrics). Additional qualifications such as an MSc, CFA, or other are desirable by not essential.

·  Fluency in English is essential. Business level proficiency or fluency in additional languages, such as French, Dutch and German, are highly desirable but not essential.

·  Excellent verbal and written communication skills – demonstrable ability to present complex ideas, themes, and views to all relevant parties in a clear and engaging way.

· Ability to work effectively under pressure such as responding quickly to market developments and meeting tight deadlines.

·  Advanced skills in MS Excel and working knowledge of relevant econometric software e.g. Eviews, Macrobond, Python, R.

 

WHAT WE OFFER:

· Competitive salary (€30-50k)

·  Travel allowance

·  24 days plus normal Statutory Public holidays. The holiday will increase by 1 day each year of service to a maximum of 28 days per year.

·  After probation, the company will pay the premium for a gym membership. 



Location: Amsterdam (a candidate needs to be already in the Netherlands)

Preferred: UK speaking OK (preferably Dutch and French)

Duration: Probation period with a permanent contract

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