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Senior Financial Market Specialist

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Our client, an influential financial services provider, is seeking a Senior Financial Market Specialist to conduct financial market and policy related research and analysis to formulate views on developments in the foreign exchange markets. The position requires qualitative and quantitative perspectives on policy decision-making.


  • Conduct robust quantitative and quantitative research and analysis into movements, trends, patterns with systemic impact across financial markets.
  • Leads team engagements to interrogate and reconcile data and findings, insights, explanations, from research and analysis.
  • Formulate strong views on developments in the financial markets, in particular foreign exchange (FX) markets, in order to provide qualitative perspectives on policy decision-making.
  • Quality assures and integrates analysis and reports submitted by other Financial
  • Markets Specialists, check the accuracy of models built/utilised by Financial
  • Markets Specialists, leads the design of the governance frameworks that relate to codes of conduct in the FX market, leads initiatives within his/her area of expertise in support of the Financial Markets Department (FMD) strategic focus areas, makes recommendations on the markets, monetary policy and regulatory framework.
  • Makes presentations to the Monetary Policy Committee and the Financial Stability Committee of the company.
  • Lead engagements to interrogate, analyse and interpret all facets of the company’s foreign exchange operations, which include cash management and trading.
  • Review and refine proposals on monetary policy implementation instruments and frameworks and make recommendations to the company’s executive management.
  • Ensure proper processes and analyses on the foreign exchange markets, as part of submissions to the Governors’ Executive Committee, Monetary Policy
  • Committee and Financial Stability Committee.
    Ensure proper escalation of market intelligence and information to senior management.
  • Represent the Financial Markets Department on internal and external committees and conduct presentations at these meetings.
  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders such as, but not limited to, local analysts, fund managers, strategists, debt originators and dealers for the gathering of market intelligence.
  • Ensure the transfer of knowledge and skills to junior Financial Markets Specialist which includes providing technical support and monitoring the application thereof.
  • Perform ad hoc tasks as required.


  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Economics or Finance / an equivalent combination of education and job-related experience.
  • A minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in a specialist role in the area of financial markets and market analysis.
  • Knowledge of foreign exchange markets, domestic and international interest rate and bond markets including valuation models.
  • Knowledge of financial markets instruments such as FX options, FX spot and
  • Forwards and Cross Currency Basis Swaps.
  • Sound knowledge of foreign monetary policy implementation frameworks and instruments
  • Knowledge of financial market regulation.

Kindly note that if you do not hear back from us within two weeks, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

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Market Related


Banking/Finance And Investment

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Geographic Location

Gauteng - Pretoria